© Photo: Iwan Baan

Learning From Tokyo


„Learning from Tokyo“ is an exhibition and a symposium in Zürich that showcases small scale housing projects by progressive architecture offices in Japan. The exhibition will focus on the quality and diversity of living space produced on small building lots with limited budgets in the center of a city such as Tokyo. The symposium will feature some of the protagonists of this new generation of architects and aims to establish a dialogue with Swiss architects, planners, city officials and the interested public. The topic contrasts two very different cities and cultures which in many unexpected ways still have a lot in common.

Symposium | 09.-10.03.2012
Exhibition | 09.-24.03.2012

>> http://www.learningfromtokyo.ch/

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Learning From Tokyo


„Learning from Tokyo“ is a not-for profit project by „Learning from Tokyo Group“ initiated by Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer and established in 2011.

„Learning from Tokyo“ received grants from the Japan Foundation, Sakae Stünzi Foundation and IKEA Stiftung Schweiz and is supported by ANA, All Nippon Airlines.

Participants: Riken Yamamoto & FIELDSHOP, Taira Nishizawa Architects, Contemporaries. inc., aat+makoto yokomizo, architects Inc., Sou Fujimoto Architects,akihisa hirata architecture office, ryuji fujimura Architects, GO HASEGAWA & ASSOCIATES, Tsukamoto Lab. at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Team: Hiromi Hosoya (Hosoya Schafer Architects AG / Partner), Markus Schaefer (Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG / Partner), Ryoko Ikeda (Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG / Architect), Sasha Cisar (Bob Gysin + Partner BGP Architekten / Architect and Theorist), Mitsuhiro Kanada (ARUP Japan / Structural Engineer)