As part of the ‘Back from Japan’ theme the Flanders Architecture Institute will be exhibiting the work of two young architectural firms with offices both in Belgium and Japan. S U G I B E R R Y, founded by Mayu Takasugi and Johannes Berry (2016), is based in both Brussels and Tokyo, Schenk Hattori, founded by Steven Schenk and Daisuke Hattori (2015), in Antwerp and Kyoto.
(29.10.2020 - 10.01.2021 | deSingel, Antwerp)
With MEANING, S U G I B E R R Y seeks out the architectural relationship between Japan and Flanders, by exhibiting their own work alongside that of others. They demonstrate how an idea that adapts itself to a changed context, more specifically in the cultural exchange between Flanders and Japan, leads to new connections and fresh layers of meaning.
S U G I B E R R Y focuses on humanity and the dialogue with the built environment. Their projects embrace a wide variety of conditions and often serve as the catalyst for new relationships and meanings. S U G I B E R R Y’s architecture is an expression of this search: everything is related to humanity.
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.
"If a tree falls and there is no one to hear it, does it then make a sound? S U G I B E R R Y believes that it does not"‐ Johannes Berry , architect S U G I B E R R Y
As part of the exhibition, S U G I B E R R Y and Schenk Hattori are building an installation in the garden of deSingel. On October 29, during the opening night the architects will discuss the design in relation with the theme 'Back from Japan'.more about the opening
production Flanders Architecture Institute en deSingel
curators Steven Schenk, Johannes Berry, Hera Van Sande, Sofie Coose
scenography S U G I B E R R Y and Schenk Hattori
with the support of the Flemish Government, KU Leuven, Van Den Weghe
Thu 29 October 2020 → Sun 10 January 2021
deSingel, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp
expo and courtyard
open Wed→ Sun / 14 → 19 h and during evening performances until 22 h
free entrance, visits to the exhibition by registration only
Thu 29 October 2020 – 20 h