Back from Japan
In Spring 2020, the Flanders Architecture Institute will be exhibiting the work of two young architectural firms with offices in both Belgium and Japan as part of the Back from Japan theme. Schenk Hattori works out of both Antwerp and Tokyo. The firm was founded by Steven Schenk and Daisuke Hattori shortly after graduating from the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
The exhibition Translations seeks out the boundaries of our imagination. The visitor is included in a quest for the mysterious and often lost elements in architecture. Schenk Hattori explores how the prehistoric hut, essentially a microcosm that contains the wider world, can be understood in our current era. The first method for creating architecture was the ancient process in which humans tried to render the world practicable and above all tangible. Determining the shape and size of the reality was always grounded in mankind’s capacity for observation. Observation remains a universal human trait to this day, irrespective of cultural background.
Thursday 26 March 2020 in deSingel, Antwerp
deSingel International Arts Campus
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm and evening performances until 10 pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday