Mark Foster Gage, Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki| 2014|CG Film|Image courtesy of Mark Foster Gage Architects

As you look back at the history of architecture, you discover a host of outstanding concepts that never reached completion and stimulating ideas that were deliberately limited to proposals. Focusing on unfinished architecture projects by about 40 Japanese and foreign architects and artists since the 20th century, this exhibition interprets blueprints, models, films, and other related documents in an effort to envision as yet unseen examples of new buildings. These include structures, which despite being technically feasible, were never executed due to social conditions and restrictions; and proposals that placed greater emphasis on making a critical statement against existing institutions than realizing an actual building. The exhibition promises to provide an opportunity to consider visionary architectre for the future.

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Date: September 18-December 8, 2019
Hours: 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (except Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 4) and Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov.5
Admission: Adults 1,200 (1,000) yen, University students 900 (700) yen, High school students and seniors [65 and over] 600 (500) yen
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Admission to all exhibitions free on Sat., Nov. 3 (nat. hol.).

Yakov Chernikhov, illustration from Architectural Fantasies 101 Compositions in Colour, 101 Architectural Miniatures|1933|Private collection
Yutaka Murata, Photograph of the model, Soviet Youth Sports Facilities|c.1972|Collection of Aga Murata
Makoto Aida, Shin Nihonbashi|Pastel and acrylic on paper|2018-2019|Collection of the artist|©AIDA Makoto / Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

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