MoMA: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde;Courtesy of

The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is launching an exhibit called Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, that investigates the transformation of Tokyo from a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture and commerce.  The exhibition will run from November 18 through February 25, 2012 and includes over 200 works of various media including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, drawings, graphic design, video and documentary film.

More after the break.

Breeze / ARTechnic Architects

© Nacasa & Partners

Architects: ARTechnic Architects
Location: Setagaya,
Structural Engineer: Naomi Kitayama, NAO
Constructor: Hiroshi, Satohide
Client: Daizawa Court
Area: 520.86 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

T-Site / Klein Dytham Architecture

© Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Klein Dytham Architecture
Location: Daikanyama,
Architect In Charge: Tomoko Ikegai
Architectural Consultant: RIA
Main Contractor: Kajima Construction
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Papabubble / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects - Jo Nagasaka
Location: Marunouchi Chiyoda , Japan
Area: 28.91 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Twin Megaphones / Atelier Tekuto + Yasuhiro Yamashita + Toshiyuki Fujimori

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Atelier Tekuto,
Location: Tokyo,
Structure: Takeyuki Gaino / G.DeSIGN
Site Area: 236.46 sqm
Total Floor Area: 213.08 sqm
Area: 118.09 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku,,Japan
Site Area: 70 sqm
Building Area: 39.71
Area: 104.58 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Hue Plus / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design: So Hashizume(sign)
Interior: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd
Kitchen: Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works
Electricity: Denyusha Co.,Ltd
Equipment: Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd
Area: 1704.3 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

© Jin Hosoya

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku, ,
Site Area: 165.13 sqm
Building Area: 38.40 sqm
Area: 82.48 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jin Hosoya

Aesop Ginza / Schemata Architects

© Alessio Guarino

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Construction: Zest
Area: 38.04 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alessio Guarino, Takumi Ota

Takanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

© Daici Ano

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Minato-ku,,Japan
Site Area: 161.50 sqm
Building Area: 95.15
Area: 229.49 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Daici Ano

AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

Photo by naoyafujii – http://www.flickr.com/photos/naoyafujii/

At about the same time as ’s two huge Olympic arenas for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1964 in , there was built in the southern part of Japan a much more modest sports arena of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture between 1962 and 1964. More after the break.

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga
Location: Tokyo,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 340 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

MR_DESIGN Office / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House in Okusawa / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Okusawa Setagaya
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 136.46 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Mita Residence / YJP Architecture

© 45g Photography

Architects: YJP Architecture
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: 45g Photography

Mediba Creative Farm / Torafu Architects

Courtesy of

Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: Shibuya,
Project Area: 2,200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Torafu Architects

Skate Park House / LEVEL Architects

© Kojima Junji

Architects: LEVEL Architects
Location: -to, Shibuya-ku, Sendagaya, Japan
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kojima Junji

T.S.R.Building / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

© Naoomi Kurozumi

Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Location: Minatu-Ku ,
Architect In Charge: Jun’ichi Ito, Naoko Ito
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Naoomi Kurozumi