steven holl: making architecture

november 8, 2019 to january 18, 2020

ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM by Warehouse TERRADA will hold a special exhibition "Steven Holl: Making Architecture" from November 8th, 2019 (Fri) until January 18th, 2020 (Sat). This exhibition will focus on his recent works, and will travel to Japan after Seoul, Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai, commencing in New York in 2018.

Steven Holl, one of the most influential architects in the USA, at 72 is still working proactively in New York and Beijing where his offices are located, and there are numerous projects in progress globally. His source of design ideas are generated from drawing in watercolors. He sketches in watercolors every morning, and the number of watercolor painting on his favorite 5”x 7” sketchbook (About 12.7 x 18.8cm) has surpassed more than 30,000. His designs based on his watercolor paintings are integrated into a 3D modeling software, then the models are created, and taken back to the initial sketches and the process repeated to come to a final design. By fully utilizing both primitive approaches and cutting edge digital technologies, and carefully considering the designs, Holl’s masterpieces with his distinct style has been developed.

In this exhibition, focusing on his recent 17 projects including 6 new additions since the previous exhibition in Shanghai, more than 100 drawings, study and presentation models, working drawings, and videos and other items of a total of 150 works will be on display for the first time in Japan. Visitors will be able to witness the making process of how Holl creates models and drawings by repeating this process and ultimately transforming his ideas into reality. As described in the title, for Making Architecture, Holl’s simple and principle method, as well as his pursuit for a creative philosophy will be on display. In addition to this, on November 12th (Tue) during the exhibition, Steven Holl himself will be having a talk at Meiji University Academy Hall.

Please see the website (https://archi-depot.com/exhibition/) for details of the exhibition and the event.



steven holl: making architecture

november 12, 2019 @18:00-19:30
Doors open at 17:00

Meiji University Academy Common

AIA Members: Free. Guaranteed seats upon registration through Eventbrite invitation sent separately from AIA Japan.
General: Free. Limited seats on first-come, first-serve basis.