SENDAI MEDIATHEQUE
TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS
Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Japan 2000
Photo: Nakasa & Partners Inc.
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM, THE GALLERY OF HORYUJI TREASURES
TANIGUCHI AND ASSOCIATES
Taitou, Tokyo, Japan 1999
Photo: Toshiharu Kitajima
21ST CENTURY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, KANAZAWA KAZUYO SEJIMA + RYUE NISHIZAWA / SANAA
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref., Japan 2004
Photo: SANAA
 

Don’t miss this world-class exhibition with Japan’s most influential architects featuring the designs of recently announced 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Kenzo Tange, SANAA, and many more.

Parallel Nippon contains 100+ large-scale photo panels of landmark designs, architectural models and video footage. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Urban, Life, Culture and Living, a cross-sectional view of Japanese society. These areas represent the revolutionary, innovative and progressive architectural achievements realised not only in Japan but across the world as projects of Japanese architects. Due to the large scale of the exhibition, it will be divided and presented into two parts.

With a specific focus on the decade of 1996 – 2006, Parallel Nippon is a collection of creative architectural solutions that reflect the social and cultural context of contemporary Japan. During the mid-1990s, Japan faced an economic recession. There was an escalation in urban migration, birth-rate was on the decline and an aging population was on the rise, transforming the standard family structure. This period became commonly known as Japan’s transition from the ‘bubble’ to ‘post bubble’ period. Faced with the rapidly changing landscape, a new generation of architects were forced to re-evaluate their approach to design from an ‘expanding city’ model to a ‘continuous city’ outlook. Their quest led to radical results and creative possibilities for the new era and beyond.

Parallel Nippon first opened at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2007 and is now touring internationally.

The exhibition will travel to Perth, Brisbane and Canberra later this year.

     
Presented by Co-organised by Supported by
Kinokuniya

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An exhibition in two parts:

Part one: Urban & Life from 2 – 13 April 2013
Part two: Culture & Living from 17 April – 1 May 2013
Venue:
Japan Foundation Gallery
L1 Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Admission:
Free  
Enquiries: reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
Panel Discussion: Parallel Connections
Sydney architect Andrew Burns leads fellow practitioners Koichi Takada, Peter Stutchbury and Yoshihito Kashiwagi in an informal panel discussion exploring selected works from Parallel Nippon, and finding connections between these projects and their own work.
Date: Saturday 13 April 2013, 2pm
Admission:
Free. Places are limited so bookings are essential.  
  This event is booked out
Enquiries: 02 8239 0055
* Books Kinokuniya will have a book stand at this panel discussion
Panellists: