Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Hole of droplets floating in Aichi, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
July 29th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2014 “Fusionner 1.0 + 2.0”
From the 20th to the 30th of March 2014, DSA – Design Space Association – with the cooperation of the Gallery White Cube, presented the exhibition of Kotaro Horiuchi’s project: “Fusionner 1.0 + 2.0”. The exhibition took place at the Gallery White Cube, located in Marunouchi, Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture in Japan. With the 24th, 25th, 26th of March closed, we welcomed around 730 people during a session of 8 days. Thank you.
« Fusionner » comes from a French word meaning « to merge ». The architecture merge in the urban city just like renovations merge into inside space. Everything happens without imposing in the place. The most important thing is the inside of those places, the content with someone, or should we say, a group of people who will be actors of the activities that will take place in that space. To emphasise on those activities, the existence of architectural place or a place, which evolve smoothly, is necessary.
Holes of droplets floating
Dive, go to the back, and sometimes get out one’s face. What was visible until a while vanishes, and a new landscape takes place. Two huge floating membranes divide the space into three vertically. The holes on the membranes are meant to obscures the borders of them. The light passes through the swaying membranes, projects the shade of light to another membrane, and gives a change. Putting up membranes with an angle enable to create holes of different heights. They can move from hole to hole to encounter new people or object, gather in one hole or stand in another one for a while. It is a space, which brings people to communicate.ne for a while. It is a space, which brings people to communicate.
Architect Artistic Director Master of Architecture / Urban Design Lecturer at Graduate school of Sugiyama Jogakuen Woman’s University President at KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC.
2014- Lecturer at Graduate school of Sugiyama Jogakuen Woman’s University, Nagoya 2014- Artistic Director at Gallery White Cube, Nagoya 2009- Establishment of KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC. office, Nagoya, Tokyo, Paris 2008- Establishment of KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture office, Paris 2005-09 DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris 2004-05 PPAG – Popelka Poduschka Architekten, Vienna 2003-04 Mecanoo Architecten, Delft 2004 Master degree of science and engineering in Architecture and urbanism departement at Graduate school of University, Tokyo 2002 Bachelor degree of science and engineering in Architecture and urbanism departement at University, Tokyo
1997 Graduating from Kikuzato high school, Nagoya 1978 Born in Nagoya AICHI, Japan
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