The Japanese pavilion at 14th architectural biennale Venice (Kayoko Ota interview)

The Conversation of the commissioner of Japanese pavilion at 14th architectural biennale,Kayoko Ota, with A. Giacumacatos from GreekArchitects.gr

by GreekArchitects.gr & ArchitectsPlanet.Tv

The Japan Pavilion this year is a research-heavy presentation, a “treasure house” of studies, experiments and inspirations excavated from the dusty attic of Japan’s modern architectural history. Commissioned by longtime Koolhaas associate Kayoko Ota and curated by Waseda University architectural historian Norihito Nakatani, with support by translator-critic Hiroo Yamagata, architect Keigo Kobayashi, and research associate Jin Motohashi, the focus is on the 1970s. That decade saw the collapse of the techno-utopian modernist ambitions of the 1960s that had culminated in the 1970 Osaka Expo, to be replaced by diverse explorations by individual architects of alternative responses to Japan’s modernization. Full story >>>

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