West of Japan / East of Europe: Bruno Taut’s Hyuga Villa

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STAGE 2: Keio University (Yokohama) exhibition and international symposium (Apr. 2017)
Raiosha (Gallery Space), Keio University Hiyoshi Campus
4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521,
Mon. – Fri. 9am – 7pm

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & OPENING: Wed. 22 April 2017, 3pm
Guests: Prof. M. Speidel (RWTH Aachen), Prof. T. Tanaka (Ochanomizu University), Y. Takishita (President: Association Preserving Old Japanese Farmhouses – APOF), S. Enbutsu (APOF; Bunkyo Link for Architectural Preservation), Dave Clough (photographer)
Hosts: Prof. Darko Radović & Marco Capitanio (Keio University)
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STAGE 1: IUAV (Venice) exhibition and international symposium (Sept. 2016):
9 – 22 September 2016, Mon-Fri, 9am – 7pm
Spazio espositivo Gino Valle, IUAV, Cotonificio Dorsoduro 2196, 30123 Venezia
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & OPENING Fri. 9 September 2016, 3pm,
featuring an exclusive video-interview with Kengo Kuma
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“And then it will still take a great effort, not only to correct, but also to choose the materials, to check, decide the colors etc. […] The harmony of proportions […] is a wonderful thing. I am studying Kobori Enshu* on a pragmatical level and in detail.”
Taut, diary note on May 7, 1935

“All he had to do was to select each material, give it dimensions and decide on its detailing.”
Kengo Kuma, 2008

The exhibition „West of Japan / East of Europe“ is devoted to the only existing project that Bruno Taut realized during his three-year stay in Japan, Hyuga Villa (Kyu Hyuga Bettei) in Atami, built in 1936. His project embodies a deeply personal re ection on Japanese architecture, mediated through Taut‘s European sensibility. The result represents a unique example of cross-cultural breeding, which, at the time of its completion, stood at odds with mainstream Modernism in Europe on the one hand, and with the local architectural language on the other. The complete, de- tailed plans of Hyuga Villa are presented for the rst time to the public, paired with large-format photographs by the architectural photographer Dave Clough. By juxtaposing drawings and pictures, we hope to immerse the visitor in the realm of Taut‘s architectural preoccupations: pondering about spatial proportions on one side, and Stimmung and materiality on the other.

*1579-1647, master of tea ceremony and all-round artist, known for his garden designs and whom Taut believed to be the author behind Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto.

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IUAV exhibtion and symposium poster and photos:
Credits for all the following photos: Dave Clough Photography

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IUAV - S. Marta

IUAV – S. Marta

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The Formwork with prof. Manfred Speidel

The Formwork with prof. Manfred Speidel

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Dave Clough on the left and Marco Capitanio, the curator

Dave Clough on the left and Marco Capitanio, the curator

Prof. Manfred Speidel, RWTU Aachen

Prof. Manfred Speidel, RWTU Aachen

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Prof. Marco Pogacnik, The Formwork

Prof. Marco Pogacnik, The Formwork

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The Curator Marco Capitanio, Keio University Tokyo

The Curator Marco Capitanio, Keio University Tokyo

Prof. Darko Radovic, Keio University, Tokyo

Prof. Darko Radovic, Keio University, Tokyo

Dave Cloug, Rockland (Maine), United States

Dave Clough, Rockland (Maine), United States

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Marco Capitanio and Darko Radovic

Marco Capitanio and Darko Radovic

Marco Capitanio

Marco Capitanio

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