Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources

Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources, A Drawing from A Little Bit of Beijing: 798
A Drawing from A Little Bit of Beijing: 798

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Japan Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

In the 20th century, the industrialization of society raised productivity and brought us convenient life with economic growth. However, the change has made us adapt our lives into an industrial network and created the barrier between people and environmental resources. One of the main roles of the 21st-century architecture is to break the barrier and to realize higher accessibility to resources.

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A Drawing from Coupe!

A Drawing from Coupe!
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A Drawing from The Building of the Queensland House: A Carpenter’s Handbook and Owner’s Manual

A Drawing from The Building of the Queensland House: A Carpenter’s Handbook and Owner’s Manual

We set a point of view on people, not industry, in order to understand livelihood ecologically and architecturally. This is called the Architectural Ethnography, and guidebooks are the social common tool. In guidebooks, an old but new, unique architecture (not ones dominantly defined by an ‘architect as a creator’) have been reported, from hybrid buildings within high density of city life to the space used for urban-rural exchange, fitted into their local contexts in Tokyo and throughout the world.

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W HouseーEntrance Side

W HouseーEntrance Side

Based on these researches some projects to increase accessibility to resources around us are suggested. The purpose of this exhibition is to build platforms for active discussion of ecological issues in architectural and urban theory, and visualization of the 21st-century architecture.

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Courtesy of GSA Unit 14 / University of Johannesburg

Courtesy of GSA Unit 14 / University of Johannesburg

The exhibition has 4 parts: 1. collecting guidebooks and mapping them, 2. analyzing and presenting the expansion of guidebooks (from Tokyo to other cities, from city to country, from survey to action), and interviews with producers of guidebooks, 3. reporting projects derived from guidebooks with miniature models, and videos, 4. creating “Yokocho” (bar and cafe alley), and keeping and posting regular reports on managing the Yokocho as a discussion platform for developing architectural and urban theory.

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Exhibition Design Drawing

Exhibition Design Drawing

Lagos Architects Forum 2018(LAF 9.0) theme LAGOS 9.0 ARCHITECTURAL REGENERATION 1 -THE LAGOS RESPONSE

The annual Lagos Architects Forum 2018(LAF 9.0) theme LAGOS 9.0 ARCHITECTURAL REGENERATION 1 -THE LAGOS RESPONSE  brings together both local and international architects,Building materials manufacturers,suppliers,real estate development as well as all stakeholders in building and construction industries  started yesterday May 10 2018. The annual events witnessed the presence of the Lagos State Gov Mr Akinwunmi Ambode,President of Nigeria Institute of Architects Arc. Njoku Festus Adibe,pnia,fnia and his executives  as well as members of the diplomatic corps.

In his opening remark the chief host of the annual events who is also the chairman of Nigeria Institute of Architects Lagos chapter Arc.Fitzgerald Umah,mnia stated that LAF 9.0 is the reboot,the refresher,and the regeneration of last year’s deliberations and charges. Being the Lagos Architects Forum,it is only normal that our primary focus should be on the mega-city’s response.Hopefully,this response would be worthwhile enough to be replicated elsewhere.  We are confident that our distinguished guest speaker would do justice to this topic and provide valuable insight to sustainable implementation.

The Lagos Architects Forum have been gained international attention due to her speakers’ profile such as:

1.Mr. Werner Senfter Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria

2.Arc.Samuel Oghale Oboh faia,fraic from Canada

3.Arc. Roman Oseghale from Canada

4.Morenike Olaosebikan Pharmcist

5.Arc.Adedapo Paul Akintunde mnia,riba

6.Arc.Joe Osae-Addo from Ghana and more others noble speakers.

The forum is from wednesday 9th-saturday 12th May,2018 which will feature morning and afternoon sessions  with a lots of activities such as:

*Daily exhibitions of products and services,

*Product Presentations,

*Round Table Dicussion

*BCPG/Artisans Meeting

ArchyNaija was there live to bring your the photo highlight of the events:

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