Futurospective Architecture. Models, objects, and materials that inspire Fujimoto's ideas and a 1:1 replica of his Final Wooden House, the original of which has stood in the south of Japan near the city of Kumamoto since 2008.
The Kunsthalle Bielefeld is presenting the first monographic exhibition in Europe
by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (*1971). He is known for both his remarkable
buildings in Japan and his theoretical writings alike (Primitive Future, 2008), and
has achieved fame as an architect who has completely redefined space as a place to
linger and experience. Above all, the exhibition features models and plans whose
radical new character is obvious. Fujimoto has drawn attention to himself in world-
wide competitions with his spectacular designs in which architecture and nature
fuse to form a symbiosis. The show is the Kunsthalle Bielefeld’s contribution to the
documenta cultural summer of 2012.
In six theme-based rooms, models, objects, and materials that inspire Fujimoto’s ideas are shown. Usually, architectural exhibitions comprise only models and floor plans, but the Kunsthalle Bielefeld has succeeded in building a 1:1 replica of Fujimoto’s Final Wooden House, the original of which has stood in the south of Japan near the city of Kumamoto since 2008. Fujimoto received the 2009 Wallpaper Design Award in the category of “best single-family home” for this sensational cottage. Now he has agreed to allow a second version to be temporarily erected in the Sculpture Park at the Kunst- halle. The project has been made possible with assistance from the Landesbetriebe Wald und Holz NRW and the Handwerkerbildungszentrum Bielefeld-Brackwede. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue containing essays by Friedrich Meschede and Jörg Gleiter. It is being sponsored by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture, and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kulturstiftung pro Bielefeld.
Image: Erecting the Final Wooden House, Sculpture Park, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, April 2012. Photo: Roman Mensing 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Christiane Heuwinkel, Press and Publicity
firstname.lastname@example.org, t +49 (0)521 3299950-17
Opening: Sunday, June 3, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
Artur-Ladebeck-Straße 5, 33602 Bielefeld
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 11 - 18, Weds 11–21, Sat 10-18
Adults: 7 €
Discounted tickets: 2 to 5 €
Family ticket: 14 €
Annual pass: 35 €
Discounted annual pass: 25 €
Family annual pass: 70 €