慶應義塾大学アート・センター Keio University Art Center

Three Architects and International House of Japan Special Lecture and Guided Tour

The International House of Japan (IHJ) was co-designed by great masters of Japanese architecture, Junzo SAKAKURA, Kunio MAEKAWA and Junzo YOSHIMURA. IHJ is an important piece of modern Japanese architecture designed in harmony with the masterpiece of modern gardens created by Jihei Ogawa the 7th. Many architects, including Le Corbusier, have visited IHJ. Even today, more than 60 years after its completion, it still keeps the original building of 1955.

In this event, we will learn about the architecture of IHJ through a special lecture and guided tour by Prof. Hiroshi Matsukuma.

Date

Thursday 3 October 2019, 14: 00–17: 00

Venue

The International House of Japan

Audience

Open to everyone. Pre-registration is required. Max 30 seats (by lottery)

Cost

Free

Enquiries and bookings

Keio University Art Center (Homma, Shino)

03-5427-1621

Tour | Seminar[Cultural Narrative of a City]

Date

Thursday 3 October 2019, 14: 00–17: 00

Venue

The International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 

5 min. walk from Exit 7, Azabu-juban Station, Toei Oedo Line
8 min. walk from Exit 4, Azabu-juban Station, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
(Please note that there is a steep upward slope on the way from Azabu-juban Station.)

Audience

Open to everyone. Pre-registration is required. Max 30 seats (by lottery)

Cost

Free

Booking

Pre-registration is required. If you wish to participate, please fill in this form by Tuesday 17 September.

* The lecture and tour are in Japanese. However, we plan to provide English language support for the tour. If you would like to get English support, please send your request on registration.

Lecturer/Performer

Lecturer: Hiroshi Matsukuma (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Dr. Eng.)

Hiroshi Matsukuma (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Dr. Eng.)

Born in 1957 in Hyogo Prefecture. In 1980, he graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University and entered the Mayekawa Kunio Associates. In 2000, he became an assistant professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology and a professor in 2008. He specialized in the history of modern architecture and architectural design and published several books and received the Architectural Institute of Japan Award for his work 'The night before architecture: Kunio Maekawa's architectural thought' in 2019. He is also involved in the planning of many architectural exhibitions.

Timetable

  • 14: 00 Lecture "IHJ and three architects: Collaborative design of Junzo SAKAKURA, Kunio MAEKAWA and Junzo YOSHIMURA."
  • 15:00 Break
  • 15:10 Guided tour

* The program is subject to change without notice.

Enquiries and bookings

Keio University Art Center (Homma, Shino)

03-5427-1621

Organiser(s)

Organised by Keio University Art Center (Cultural Narrative of a City project) and Minato-city (FY2019 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program)