The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London
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This event ended on Sunday 25th of June 2017
Admission

Standard: £14.50,
Concessions: £12,
Students/14-17: £10,
Young Barbican: £5,
Art Fund Members: £12

Venue Information

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Nearest Stations

Barbican 0.17 miles

Website

http://www.barbican.org.uk/

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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.

In the wake of the war, the widespread devastation of Tokyo and other cities in Japan brought an urgent need for new housing, and the single family house quickly became the foremost site for architectural experimentation and debate. In the years following, Japanese architects have consistently used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles. Considering developments in residential architecture in the light of important shifts in the Japanese economy, urban landscape, and family structure, The Japanese House presents some of the most exciting architectural projects of the last 70 years, many of which have never before been exhibited in the UK. As well as architectural projects, the exhibition incorporates cinema, photography and art in order to cast new light on the role of the house in Japanese culture.

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