Go Hasegawa "Study in Real"

Gallery Ma

poster for Go Hasegawa "Study in Real"

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In his debut work, House in a Forest (2006), Hasegawa designed a gabled attic space supported by struts under a gabled roof, creating a wholly unique spatial sensation.

By placing a large table in the center of his next work, House in Sakuradai (2006), he proposed a new relationship between the individual rooms and the living room. More recently, in Apartment in Nerima (2010), Hasegawa equipped every unit with a large terrace with its own distinctive form to incorporate signs of the city into the building. In addition, in Pilotis in a Forest (2010), he elevated the living room on pilotis with a floor height of 6.5 meters, and supported it with nine thin columns.

By integrating the surrounding forest with the work, Hasegawa proposed a bold spatial structure, and received much acclaim for realizing a work in which a comfortable link was created between the resident and the house, and the architecture and the environment.

In the now underway Belfry in Ishinomaki (set to completed in 2012), Hasegawa and a group of volunteers are planning to donate a small belfry to a kindergarden in the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered extensive damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The work is imbued with the thought that the sound of the bell will serve as a symbol of hope in local recovery efforts.
Through the scale models and sketches that were developed in the planning for each of the eleven projects that Hasegawa has been involved with in the past, in this exhibition, we hope to convey the relationship between the architect's works and the surrounding environment. In the gallery's courtyard, Hasegawa will also erect Belfry in Ishinomaki, which will then be moved to Ishinomaki when the exhibition concludes.

While suggesting a variety of real conditions that Hasegawa faces in his projects, the title of the exhibition, Study in Real, expresses the architect's view of the future in which while actively considering and repeatedly studying, he attempts to cultivate himself and improve the quality of his architecture.

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From 2012-01-14 To 2012-03-24

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Go Hasegawa

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