[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture]
Panel Discussion and Guided Tour of Modern Architecture: What Modern Architecture Means to Us (Aoki Jun, Ajisaka Toru, Matsukuma Hiroshi)

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    • Speakers: Aoki Jun (Architect), Ajisaka Toru (Professor, Kagoshima University), Matsukuma Hiroshi (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
    • Date: Wednesday, September 6, 1:00-8:45 pm (Meeting time: 0:45 pm)
    • Site: International House of Japan and 2 other sites in Tokyo
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    • Language: Japanese (without interpretation)
    • Seating: 25 (decided by lot)
    • Admission fee: 5,000 yen (IHJ Members/Students: 3,500 yen) (reservations required)
    • Registration: Via registration form on the website or by phone. Only those who are chosen in the lottery will be notified by July 21
      (Registration starts June 10, registration deadline July 14)
    Photo: International House of JapanI-House was constructed under the collaboration of three prominent Japanese architects—Maekawa Kunio, Sakakura Junzo, Yoshimura Junzo, and in August 2006 was registered by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as registered tangible cultural properties. In this tour, we will explore masterpieces of modern architecture in Tokyo including I-House with three experts in the field.

    1:00-2:00 pm Tour of International House of Japan
    2:30-5:00 pm Tour of National Museum of Western Art and “Toh no Ie”
    7:00-8:45 pm Panel Discussion (Details)

    Included in admission fee: Transportation from IHJ to other sites and back, guide fee, receiver fee, admission fee to National Museum of Western Art and panel discussion from 7 pm
    *Fees other than the above such as meals and transportation to IHJ are to be borne by the participants

    Aoki Jun (Architect)

    Photo: Aoki Jun

    Finished the Master’s Program in the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. After working at Arata Isozaki & Associates, he established his own practice, Jun Aoki & Associates, in 1991. Representative works include Fukushima Lagoon Museum (Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award), Louis Vuitton Omotesando (BCS Award), the Aomori Museum of Art, and the Miyoshi City Hall, Kiriri. His activities cross the boundaries of different genres, designing for a broad range of architecture including public buildings, commercial buildings, and private houses, as well as installation art. He was awarded the Minister of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize in 2005.

    Ajisaka Toru (Professor, Kagoshima University)

    Photo: Ajisaka Toru
    After graduating from Waseda University in 1983, he joined Mitsubishi Estate and worked in the design management division. For 30 years he was in charge of many projects including new construction as well as preservation and renovation. He assumed his current position in 2013 and has been researching the rejuvenation of historical architecture and modernist architecture and architects. He was highly involved in the preservation and renovation of I-House in 2005-06.

    Matsukuma Hiroshi (Professor, Kyoto University of Technology)

    Photo: Matsukuma Hiroshi

    After graduating from Kyoto University, he joined the architectural office of Maekawa Kunio. In April 2000 he became an assistant professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology, and professor in October 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo. He is a specialist in the history of modern architecture and architectural design theory. From May 2013 he has served as chair of DOCOMOMO Japan and as a member of the steering committee of the National Archives of Modern Architecture of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.