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Cloud of Luster Chapel / KTX archiLAB

00:00 - 24 April, 2019
Cloud of Luster Chapel / KTX archiLAB, © Stirling Elmendorf
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Category

  • Head Architect Designer

    Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Team

    Motoaki Takeuchi, Farid Ziani
  • Client

    117 Group
  • Area

    245.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

The Edge of The Wood / Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB

19:00 - 2 May, 2018
The Edge of The Wood / Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB, West side. Image © Stirling Elmendorf
West side. Image © Stirling Elmendorf

South Facade. Image © Stirling Elmendorf Protracted sharp eaves. Image © Stirling Elmendorf View from Entrance. Image © Stirling Elmendorf General view. Image © Stirling Elmendorf + 17

The Cutting Edge Pharmacy / KTX archiLAB

20:00 - 29 December, 2016
The Cutting Edge Pharmacy / KTX archiLAB, © Stirling Elmendorf
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Shuhei Endo on Why Architecture Should Be "Paramodern"

09:50 - 28 April, 2016
Shuhei Endo on Why Architecture Should Be "Paramodern", Bubbletecture H. Image © Courtesy of Shuhei Endo / Paramodern
Bubbletecture H. Image © Courtesy of Shuhei Endo / Paramodern

Japan has long been one of the centers of production when it comes to avant-garde architecture, stretching back to the middle of the 20th century with Modernist masters such as Kenzo Tange. As one of Japan's new, emerging architectural leaders Shuhei Endo – the founder of architecture firm Paramodern – believes the country is still well positioned at the forefront of architecture, creating new responses to the concept of modernity itself. In the second interview from our series covering “Japan's New Masters,” Ebrahim Abdoh speaks to Endo about what it means to be “Modern” in the modern world, and how these ideas have influenced his architecture.

Ebrahim Abdoh: What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an architect?

Shuhei Endo: When I was a child at elementary school, one day, the teacher took our class to an architecture exhibit in Osaka. The year was 1962. I remember seeing all the drawings, and models of these strange buildings. It was that day that I heard the words "architect" and "architecture" for the first time. Many years later, I applied to university to study architecture and got in. I always wanted to see the world. In my first few years of university, I went on a trip all over Europe. If that little exhibit I went to in Osaka was my baptism, then Rome was my confirmation. When I walked into the Pantheon… that is when I knew that I had made the right choice.

Slowtecture M. Image © Courtesy of Shuhei Endo / Paramodern Rooftecture OT2. Image © Stirling Elmendorf Rooftecture S. Image © Courtesy of Shuhei Endo / Paramodern Bubbletecture H. Image © Courtesy of Shuhei Endo / Paramodern + 13

M-House / TOFU

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
M-House / TOFU, © Stirling Elmendorf
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House in Takamatsu / : Yasunari Tsukada Design

01:00 - 8 June, 2013
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end…Link Beauty Salon / Yasunari Tsukada Design

01:00 - 24 April, 2013
end…Link Beauty Salon / Yasunari Tsukada Design, © Stirling Elmendorf
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Rooftecture OT2 / Shuhei Endo

00:00 - 22 January, 2013
Rooftecture OT2 / Shuhei Endo, © Stirling Elmendorf
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