Architecture like a cloud, like a horizon, like a wood, like a landscape, like water. To Junya Ishigami these are not metaphors. He draws inspiration from the way nature appears to man and aspires to an architecture that floats, that is infinite, light, that flows, is transparent, dissolves and has hardly any substance. It is not the logic of the design, the spatial theory or the structural principle of a building that should stand out. Ishigami wants his buildings to appeal through their new spatiality and environmental richness. He seeks out the limits of the possible - both human and technical - and calls this 'making a new reality'. It is a quest for the pure and essential in architecture. In the profound and varied world of architecture he operates with an endless sense of wonder.
Born, 1974, Kanagawa, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, MFA in Architecture in 2000. After joining Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, established junya.ishigami+associates in 2004. Awards include, Architectural Institute of Japan Prize 2009 (Kanagawa Institute of Technology, KAIT Workshop), Golden Lion award in part of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2010).
The exhibition wil be inaugurated with a lecture by Junya Ishigami at deSingel on Thursday 7 February 2012 at 20:00.
Opening times are from Wednesday to Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00 (on evenings with concerts at deSingel, the exhibition is also open from 19:00 to 23:00).
Closed on Monday, Tuesday and on holidays.
Original exhibition conceived by Shiseido Gallery and all printed materials; Courtesy of Shiseido Gallery.
Supported by Shiseido