ghent-based firm architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (ADVVT) is hosting its first exhibition in japan at tokyo’s TOTO GALLERY·MA. ADVVT, who considers education to be an important part of its design activities, held a workshop specifically for the exhibition at the tokyo institute of technology earlier this year. the workshop sought to discover the ‘universal essence of architecture’ by comparing contexts in belgium and japan. students were asked to analyze and reinterpret concepts behind ADVVT’s work, while inserting eleven of the firm’s houses into different contexts.

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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titled ‘variete / architecture / desire’, the exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA features the firm’s key works along with the models and drawings produced at the workshop. in addition, ADVVT offers detailed insight into its work with a constant loop of filip dujardin’s photography. almost 4,000 images form a never ending carousel of documentation.

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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‘ADVVT actively incorporates contingencies and given conditions which are often beyond their control in their design to create various spaces regardless of factors including the budget amount and the status of construction,’ says TOTO GALLERY·MA. ‘all are invited to experience architecture through ADVVT’s eyes.’ the exhibtion remains on view in tokyo until sunday, november 24, 2019.

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
bern heim beuk, 2012
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
house BM, 2011 | see more of this project on designboom here
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
rot-ellen-berg, 2011
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
warande. 2013
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
exhibition at courtyard — the visitor is invited to participate by using stamps and pencils on the drawing board
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
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architecten de vylder vinck taillieu's exhibition at TOTO GALLERY·MA
jan de vylder and jo taillieu
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exhibition info:

 

title: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu: variete / architecture / desire
dates: friday, september 13 – sunday, november 24, 2019
hours: 11:00–18:00
closed: mondays and national holidays except sunday, november 3 and saturday, november 23
admission: free
venue: TOTO gallery·MA
organization: TOTO gallery·MA
planning: TOTO gallery·MA planning and management committee
special advisor: tadao ando
members: kazuyo sejima, manabu chiba, yoshiharu tsukamoto, erwin viray

 

special support: embassy of the kingdom of belgium, arts flanders japan
support: tokyo society of architects and building engineers, tokyo association of architectural firms, the japan institute of architects kanto-koshinetsu chapter, architectural institute of japan kanto chapter
cooperation: school of environment and society, department of architecture and building engineering, tokyo institute of technology,d-arch eth-zurich (CH) / studio universum carrousel journey, tokyo tech museum and archives