Following an invitation of Keisuke Toyoda , most of the MAS group participated in an intense two week workshop in Taipei/ Taiwan, hosted by NCTU (National Chiao Tung University). The rest of the group took advantage of the gap between this event and the upcoming workshop in OPU (Okayama Perfectural University) organized by Makoto Sei Watanabe and travelled to Tokyo for some days. There, they got further insight and a closer look into diverse architectural sights that vary from the vernacular to contemporary masterpieces and get familiar with the cultural achievements of the edo period. During this short time they paid a visit to Noiz Architects, where they had the oppoutunity to look from”inside-out” the work of an innovative japanese practice. Thank you for hosting!
(Photos in order of appearance)
Akihisa Hirata, Bloomberg Pavillion, Museum of Contemporary Art/ Tokyo
Noiz Office, Tokyo
Le Corbusier, Museum of Western Culture, Asakusa/Tokyo
Herzog de Meuron,Prada Aoyama, Omotesando/ Tokyo
Edo period market (15th-16th A.C), Asakusa/Tokyo