“Impossible” Architecture – Another History of Architecture

Museum of Modern Art, Saitama

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When we look back over the history of architecture, we find so many wonderful schemes that failed to see the light of day, and myriad exciting ideas that were kept safely locked away as nothing more than lifeless proposals. This exhibition, featuring an array of international unbuilt architectural designs of the 20th century and onward, has the working title “Impossible” Architecture. The word “impossible” in this context does not mean “impossible” simply because of any radical or unreasonable demands of the architectural design, but refers to the restrictive boundaries of each project’s social time and place, and encourages us to revisit and re-examine the possibilities lying at these architectural frontiers. Through a diverse mix of plans, models, and other related materials, the “Impossible” Architecture exhibition closely analyzes the extraordinarily imaginative projects of some 40 architects and artists, and casts the spotlight on new forms of architecture that have never been seen before.

Lecture “The Origins and Future of ‘Impossible’ Architecture”
Speaker: Sohei Imamura (Chiba Institute of Technology professor)
Date: Feb. 23 (Sat) 14:30–16:00
In Japanese. Please see the official website for reservations, details, and information on more events.



from February 02, 2019 to March 24, 2019



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