I-House boasts a building constructed under the collaboration of three prominent modern Japanese architects, and from its inauguration has been receiving guests and members from the field of architecture. To expand this network, I-House launched a new program in 2016, the tenth anniversary of the extensive renovation of the building, inviting speakers from Japan and abroad to think about contemporary issues through architecture.
[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture] Little Spaces and Architecture (Inui Kumiko)
Date: Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:00 pm (reception 8:15-9:00 pm)
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Language: Japanese (without interpretation)
Admission fee: 1,000 yen (IHJ Members/Students: 500 yen)(reservations required)
*Admission fee includes one drink at the reception.
In this talk, Ms. Inui will talk about her thoughts on what architecture should be after her research of “little spaces” all over Japan, while introducing her recent works at Nobeoka station and schools in Kamaishi city.
Report (Japanese only)
Inui Kumiko (Architect)
Born in Osaka in 1969. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Architecture, in 1992. Completed the master's program of the Yale School of Architecture in 1996. Worked at Jun Aoki & Associates from 1996 to 2000. Established Office of Kumiko Inui in 2000. Associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts from 2011 to 2016. Professor at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture from 2016. Representative works include Flower Shop H, Kyoai Commons, Shichigahama Junior High School, and Toni Elementary School/Toni Junior High School/Toni School Nursery.
An Associate Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts since 2016. Besides architectural design, education, and criticism, Mr. Fujimura has been working on projects involving the wider society such as city management with public participation, projects complicated by the aging and financial problems of public facilities. His major works include “House of House” and “BUILDING K.”
After receiving a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, Dr. Kobayashi joined Kenzo Tange Associates. Prior to his current position, he served as a Lecturer and Associate Professor at Meiji University and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. His main publications include Public Space Design with Citizen Participation (X-Knowledge, 2015). He is a trustee of the International House of Japan.