14/06/2012

Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air, 2 videos.

Junya Ishigami [-2-VIDEOS] by Vincent HECHT and Barbican Centre.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, VIDEO
"KAIT by Junya Ishigami" y "Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air" are two videos about two works by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. The first includes a film made ​​during the month of May 2012, one of his most famous buildings and the second video shows an innovative installation presented last summer at the Barbican Centre in London (previously presented in Venice Biennale August 2010), by this young architect, "Architecture as air" is a work of great poetic power that seems to be just air.

The experience was great, you walking barefoot and to discover the air. Hat tip to Ishigami in the Barbican!!

[Japan Collection #1] KAIT by Junya Ishigami

Project : KAIT (Kanagawa Institute of Technology).
Architect : Junya Ishigami + associates.
Location : Hon-Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan.
Filmed & Edited by : Vincent Hecht.
Music : "Waehrend" - Marsen Jules.
Equipments : Canon 5D Mk II + 11-18mm 3,5f + 24-135mm 3,5f + 50mm 1,4f + Konova Slider + Mini Dslr Crane.

Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air 

Venue: The Curve. The Barbican, Londres.  28 June 2011 - 16 October 2011.

For his first installation in the UK, he conceived a new structure built in response to The Curve’s unique space, which he describes as ’melting endlessly into space’. The structure comprises a single curved line of delicate 4 metre columns running the entire length of the gallery, which appear to be held in place by air and atmosphere alone. Only on close inspection are the transparent structural components revealed.

This work is a development of his experimental installation Architecture as air: study for château la coste, which was first shown at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010 and won the Golden Lion for best project.

KAIT by Junya Ishigami, by Vincent HECHT.
KAIT by Junya Ishigami, by Vincent HECHT.
KAIT by Junya Ishigami, by Vincent HECHT.
KAIT by Junya Ishigami, by Vincent HECHT.
Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air, at The Curve, Barbican Centre.
Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air, at The Curve, Barbican Centre.
Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air, at The Curve, Barbican Centre.
Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air, at The Curve, Barbican Centre.
Junya
Ishigami

Junya Ishigami, born in Tokyo, Japan (1974). Education:
1994 - 1998 Musashi Institute of Technology. 
1998 - 2000 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Professional experience:
2000 - 2004 Kazuyo Sejima + Associates. 
In 2004 he set up his own firm, "Junya Ishigami + Associates". Junya Ishigami questions common understanding of architecture. This allows him to create things beyond trends, established principles and definitions, develop new structures, new spaces and organize the environment differently. He hopes his projects will be able to change the lifestyle of modern architecture radically and fill it with new values.

Main projects:
Table. Tokyo, Japan, 2005
T. project. (First prize in residential architecture project sponsored by the Tokyo Electric Power Company). Tokyo, Japan, 2005 
Balloon. Tokyo, Japan, 2007
Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT kobo. Kanagawa, Japan, 2008
Yohji Yamamoto New York Gansevoort street store, NY, USA, 2008.

Main awards:
“low chair and round table” were acquired by the Pompidou Centre. Milan, Italy, 2004, 
SD Prize for “small garden of row house”. Japan, 2005, 
Kirin Prize for “Table” . Tokyo , Japan, 2005, 
First prize in residential architecture project for “t project”. Tokyo, Japan, 2005, 
“Table” shown at the Basel Art Fair by Gallery Koyanagi in 2006 and acquired by the Israel Museum. Basel , Swiss, 2006.

21/03/2013

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