The computerization and urbanization of the 21st century is creating new lifestyles and forms of public space. Architectural Environments for Tomorrow presents the spatial experiments of 23 architects and artists from around the world responding to the transformation of their surroundings. “The metaphors of the world-views suggested by the artists resonate with the practical proposals of the architects, presenting images of future humanity from a variety of different angles.” Architects featured include Toyo Ito, Frank O. Gehry, Sou Fujimoto and many more. Continue reading for a complete list of the participants and more information on the exhibit.
The creative minds participating in the exhibit react to natural disasters, such as the 3.11 earthquake or current political and social unease felt throughout the world. The exhibit will “present the discoveries that are made when universal architectural expression, inspired by the diverse experiences and ideas of people, nature and society, both in Japan and around the world, are fused with local wisdom and technology.”
Architects + Artists Participating: AMID.cero 9 El Anatsui The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain Petra Blaisse Doug＋Mike Starn Sou Fujimoto Antón García-Abril Frank O. Gehry gelitin Hiroshi Hara + Roland Hagenberg Akihisa Hirata Junya Ishigami Toyo Ito Christian Kerez Haruka Kojin Tetsuo Kondo Luisa Lambri Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen Piet Oudolf Smiljan Radic Matthew Ritchie with Aranda/Lasch, Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU Kazuyo Sejima＋Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA Matthias Schuler＋Transsolar selgascano Studio Mumbai Fiona Tan Wim Wenders The exhibit will conclude on January 15th, 2012. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo for more information.