"How small? How vast? How architecture grows"

An exhibition devoted to Junya Ishigami's works

by Valentina Ieva
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Antwerp: 58 projects, realised and unrealized, designed by Junya Ishigami are shown at deSingel until the June 16th. The exhibition named How small? How vast? How architecture grows”  includes drawings, models and objects. In the first room there are eight wooden tables on which the projects are displayed.

For Junya Ishigami architecture is an experiment: he studies clouds, water, nature and landscape. His architecture is like entering the world of “Alice in the Wonderland”, a transparent and dreamy environment.

The exhibition was originally made for The Shiseido Gallery in Tokyo in 2010. Now it is coproduced by deSingel International Art Campus and Flemish Architecture Institute.

About Junya Ishigami

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).

Photo Credits All Images: © junya.ishigami+associates

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  • Valentina Ieva

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    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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