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Architecture since 3.11

2014.11.1 (Sat.) -
2015.5.10 (Sun.)


Period :
2014.11.1 (Sat.) - 2015.5.10 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Mondays, November 4, 25, December 29 to January 1, 13, (Open on November 3, 24, January 12)
Adult: ¥1,000 (¥800)
University: ¥800 (¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS: ¥400 (¥300)
65 and over: ¥800

[Combi Ticket for "Japan Architects 1945-2010"]
Adult: ¥1,700 (¥1,400)
University: ¥1,400 (¥1,100)
Elem/ JH/ HS: ¥700 (¥600)
65 and over: ¥1,400

*( ) indicate advance ticket and group rates (20 or more).
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

As a special exhibition marking its 10th anniversary, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa will hold an exhibition, “Architecture since 3.11,” exploring new architectural trends in Japan since the 3.11 disaster. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami forced architects to fundamentally rethink their understanding of architecture and society’s systems. What role will be demanded of architects hereafter, and what kind of future should they envision? Including such perspectives as energy and environment within its scope, the exhibition will look at architecture since 2011 through the endeavors of 25 architectural offices and ponder the architect’s role.

Related Events

IGARASHI Taro x YAMAZAKI Ryo x ONODA Yasuaki Dialogue, “Architecture since 3.11”
Date/time: 2 November 2014 17:00~19:00
Venue: Theater 21, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
* Application are no longer being taken as we have reached capacity.
Creating Shapes Using Concrete
Date/time: Sunday 30 November 2014 13:00~17:00
Venue: Long-term Project room, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
*Applications are no longer being taken as we have reached capacity.

Guest Curators


Sections & Architects

"Home-for-All" in Rikuzentakata

1 Home-for-All

ITO Toyo + INUI Kumiko + FUJIMOTO Sou + HIRATA Akihisa + HATAKEYAMA Naoya

Haryu Wood Studio,
Panels of vertical log construction method

2 To get going after the disaster

ArchiAid−Relief and Recovery by Architects for
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami,
BAN Shigeru,
Haryu Wood Studio

Nikken Sekkei Volunteer Group "Nigechizu (evacuation map)"

Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
© Sambuichi Architects

3 Considering energy

YAMANASHI Tomohiko + HATORI Tatsuya + ISHIHARA Yoshito + KAWASHIMA Norihisa (Nikken Sekkei),
TAKEUCHI Masayoshi + BABA Masataka + Tohoku University of Art & Design

4 Making with users

ARAI Chiaki,
INUI Kumiko,
Jun Aoki & Associates + En+Design,
KUDO Kazumi + FUJIMURA Ryuji + Toyo University Social Design Studio

[Project] Experiments in the Citizen's Gallery
403architecture [dajiba],
dot architects,

BUS, Engawa Office
Photo: TAJIRI Teruhisa (『EMAC』Vol.2)

5 Reexamining local resources

403architecture [dajiba],
KOZU Seiichi + MIYASHITA Tomohiro + MATSUDA Tatsu

BMC "Kanazawa Town Building Survey"

Naruse Inokuma Architects, LT Josai
Photo: NISHIKAWA Kimio

6 Opening the house

blue studio,
Naruse Inokuma Architects

OKA Keisuke, Arimasutonbiru
Photo: TAKANO Ryudai

7 Broadening the role of the architect

OKA Keisuke,


Three new projects have been launched in Kanazawa in conjunction with this exhibition. Their results are presented in the “Architecture since 3.11” exhibition.

1. “Nigechizu(evacuation map)” Project: Nikken Sekkei Volunteer Group

On July 21 and August 10, citizens of the Oono district of coastal Kanazawa created an “Nigechizu(evacuation map)” under the guidance of Nikken Sekkei Volunteer Group. The map, which shows routes and required times for escaping a tsunami, is aimed at enabling citizens to take the lead in creating safe communities.

Photo: 403architecture [dajiba]

2. Experiments in the People's Gallery: dot architects, 403architecture [dajiba], KAKIUCHI Koji

The design of an exhibit space will be undertaken by architects in collaboration with user groups of the People’ s Gallery at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. The event is aimed at discovering new methods of interaction between artists and architects.

Trial 1 403architecture [dajiba] × Modern Art Association Exhibition
Trial 2 dot architects × Joint Art Exhibition of Kanazawa Elementary and Junior High School (Art of Junior High School Section)
Trial 3 KAKIUCHI Koji × Outsider art exhibition of Kanazawa Art Studio

3. Kanazawa Town Building Survey: BMC (bldg mania cafe)

In July and August, publically recruited “survey team members” conducted research into buildings constructed during Japan’ s 1950s~ ‘70s high-level economic growth era, led by BMC (bldg mania cafe), an Osaka citizen group. Kanazawa is distinguished by its layered history and buildings from many periods going back to the Edo Period. The beauty and appeal of the buildings of this era, which tend to be overlooked, will be presented in the exhibition.

Survey days: July 5, 12, and 27, and August 3


Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon / Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations / Architectural Institute of Japan / Japan Association of Architectural Firms / The Japan Institute of Architects / Japan Federation of Construction Contractors / Japan Society of Urban and Regional Planners / City Planning Association of Japan / The City Planning Institute of Japan / THE HOKKOKU SHIMBUN