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September 13, 2018
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Exhibition of Japanese residential architecture

This exhibition has toured the world but Adelaide may be it's only stop in Australia.

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Japan – Archipelago of the House is an exhibition of contemporary Japanese architecture focused on the category of the house – at once the most iconic and the most approachable of the multi-faceted contributions that Japan has made to the discipline of architecture.


Japan – Archipelago of the House

September 5th – October 3rd

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
Level 3 – Hawke Building,
UniSA City West Campus,
55 North Tce Adelaide

Gallery open:
Mon-Fri: 9AM – 5PM
Thu: 9AM – 7PM

In contrast to a commonly encountered approach toward Japanese architecture that presents built works as perfected aesthetic creations isolated from their ordinary surroundings, this exhibition aims to situate the architecture of contemporary dwelling in Japan as embedded within its various contexts – historical, urban, environmental, and social.

Zushi, December 21 2013 – Window house by Yasutaka Yoshimura


The show, originally put together by a Tokyo-based French group of curators, has had a season in Europe and Japan; but has not yet been shown in English.

Dr Julian Worrall, Associate Professor – Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Adelaide says he’s been working to bring this exhibition to Australia for about a year now. “The Adelaide iteration is with entirely newly built displays and content panels, and is augmented by a selection of models made by students,” says Julian. And as far as he knows, this is the first exhibition in Australia to focus on Japanese domestic architecture. At this stage, Adelaide is the only confirmed Australian appearance. So don’t miss this opportunity.

Tokyo, September 23 2013 – Komazawa house by Go Hasegawa.

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