Architecture not only spaces but also places. Architecture, a place to be loved: Japan Pavilion by Maki Onishi

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Curator.- Maki Onishi (Architect | Director and Co-founder, onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects / o+h).
Deputy curator.- Yuki Hyakuda (Architect | Director and Co-founder, onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects / o+h).
Project team
Akane Moriyama (Textile Designer, Artist).
Futoshi Mizuno (Architect | President, Mizuno Seitoen Lab).
dot architects (Architecture collective).
Yurika Kono (Photographer).
Yuma Harada (Designer | Representative, UMA /design farm).
Tomomi Tada (Editor | President, MUESUM).
The Japan Foundation.
May 20 to November 26, 2023.
Venue / Localitation
At the 18th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. Pavilion of Japan in Giardini, Venice, Italy.

Maki Onishi

Maki Onishi. Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1983, Maki Onishi graduated from Kyoto University’s Undergraduate School of Architecture in 2006, completed a master’s degree at the University of Tokyo in 2008, and launched onishimaki+hyakudayuki / o+h the same year with co- director Yuki Hyakuda. Onishi became a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University in 2016, a Guest Professor at Yokohama National University (Y-GSA) in 2017, and in 2022 was appointed Professor at Yokohama National University (Y-GSA).

Major works include Shelter Inclusive Place COPAL (Yamagata City Southern Children's Play Facility, 2022), Taga Community Center (2019), Good Job! Center KASHIBA (2016), and Double Helix House (2011). Awards include the ADAN prize, Grand Prix in 2018 for Good Job Center KASHIBA, the JIA Young Architect Award in 2018, and the AIJ Young Architect Award for Selected Architectural Designs 2019 for Good Job Center KASHIBA.



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