Toyo Ito "The New 'Real' in Architecture"
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Known for his use of the lightness and transparency of glass, his organic structures that appear to move, his fusion of new technologies with handmade techniques, and for his realization of hitherto impossible architectural feats, Toyo Ito is one of the world's leading contemporary architects. The critical acclaim he receved for the epoch-making work he created at the Sendai Mediatheque in 2001, was the impetus for his becoming an internationally renowned architect.
This exhibition presents a series of displays of his architectural experiments, illustrating the logic behind the development of his work.
Opening lecture [tickets sold out]
October 8th (Sun), 19:00-
Lecture Series 1
November 11th (Sat), 19:00-
Cecil Vermont, Koji Taki, Toyo Ito.
Lecture Series 2
November 23rd (Thu, National Holiday) 19:00-
Kazuhiro Kojima, Sosuke Fujimoto, Toyo Ito
Gallery talk by Toyo Ito
November 8th (Wed), 19:00-
Weekend gallery talk by a member of the Toyo Ito Architectural Studio
Every Saturday (except 10/7, 11/18 and 12/13), 12:00-
From 2006-10-07 To 2006-12-24
Closed Mondays, except October 9th. Closed October 10th
A return to the real
By Julian Worrall
Special to The Japan Times
Ito spent the last decades of the 20th century exploring the idea of an architecture for the "virtual" body -- the parallel self that lives on the incessant diet of electronic information in the modern metropolis. In this decade, however, Ito has decisively swerved away from this path to re-engage the forceful physicality of the structural and material dimensions of architecture. He has returned to the "real."