Akihisa Hirata first solo show

13 Sep


Akihisa Hirata first solo show will exhibit an immersive 1:1 scale installation – a contorted loop – to distil his architecture’s essence into a large-scale experiential structure. Over a hundred models and conceptual sketches are presented around and within the structure, and additionally the exhibition will screen interview with the architect and intimate films of his projects, illustrating Hirata’s view of architecture and ecology, form and function, as a complex, interwoven ‘tangle’.

Interested in creating simple, elegant and essential geometric solutions that emulate and abstract nature’s millions of years of experience – pitched roofs that mimic mountain ranges, housing clusters that echo trees – Hirata rigorously explores future possibilities for architecture and structure; to make more complex our understanding of the relationship between the natural and the artificial, and to increase architecture’s capacity to aid living and freedom, beyond Modernism and the 20th Century’s dated fixation with iconic shapes and open-plan spaces.

This exhibition opens 16th September and closes on the 17th November at The Architecture Foundation.



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