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House Vision was a three-week-long exhibition last March in Tokyo. Curated by Kenya Hara, it’s his vision of the future of the Japanese house, looking ahead 30-40 years. He along with his inner circle of visionary’s believe it’s their responsibility to make their visions in their heads a reality, i.e., as real as an exhibit can be: at 1:1 scale where visitors walk-in, touch, can “get it”. Much of the materials have be repurposed from something else, another group environmental statement. The design team includes shigeru ban, sou fujimoto, jun inokuma, toyo ito, toshiharu naka, yuri naruse, hirokazu suemitsu, hiroshi sugimoto, sumitomo wood and riken yamamoto, among others.
3-4> #1 beyond the residence | lixil x toyo ito
5-6> #2 house of movement and energy | honda x sou fujimoto
7> #3 local community area principles | riken yamamoto & hirokazu suemitsu & toshiharu naka
8-10> #4 house of suki | sumitomo forestry x hiroshi sugimoto
11-12> #5 house of furniture | muji x shigeru ban
13-14> #6 superlative space | toto x yuri naruse & jun inokuma
15-16> #7 edited house | tsutaya books x real tokyo estate
18-18 > store
1,2,19-21> house vision
photography courtesy of nacása & partners inc | naoyafujii
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Here is what I think may be one of the coolest shows of the year by my favorite guy Kenya Hara. From the [ Architecture for Dogs ] in Miami to [ House Vision ] in Tokyo, this guy is arguably one of the greatest curators alive.