tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA

tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA

Tezzo Nishizawa’s first solo exhibition at TOTO GALLERY・MA

 

TOTO GALLERY・MA is currently showcasing the first solo exhibition by architect Tezzo Nishizawa, titled Chance Favors the Prepared Mind. Nishizawa’s exhibition delves into the fundamental question of the extent of architecture. He believes that the essence of architecture often remains hidden beneath its tangible aspects, emphasizing the importance of its invisible elements. designboom visited the venue, where we discovered the miniature world of the architect that encourages a closer look and contemplation.

 

The architect believes detailed preparation and on-site adjustments can lead to unexpected discoveries and enrich the architectural experience. He also describes the exhibition as a personal journey of discovery and invites visitors to explore the less visible aspects of architecture. He wonders how architects can plan for elements beyond their immediate reach and hopes that the exhibition will shed light on this aspect of architecture.

tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA
Tezzo Nishizawa: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind at TOTO GALLERY・MA | image © Nacása & Partners Inc.

 

 

Nishizawa delves into the concealed facets of architecture

 

The title of the exhibition reflects Nishizawa’s meticulous approach to architecture. The exhibition draws inspiration from the proverb Chance Favors the Prepared Mind, which underscores the importance of mental preparation and initiative in uncovering the unexpected. Nishizawa believes that this approach is essential for understanding the true significance of architectural works and their core elements.

Through this exhibition, the Japanese architect presents a concept for an art museum, a miniature world scattered throughout the space, breaking away from traditional prototypes. This innovative approach accommodates a diverse range of citizen activities, including exhibitions, lectures, workshops, meetings, and relaxation areas, all incorporating various objects and tools. ‘Our aim was to scatter activities around in a state of mutual coexistence, just as the tools needed for those activities, the movable storage racks to house them, the curtains, furniture, movable walls and so on, would be scattered throughout the space,’ he explains.

tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA
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tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA
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tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA
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tezzo nishizawa delves into the unseen in architecture at TOTO GALLERY・MA
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project info:

 

name: Tezzo Nishizawa: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

architects: Tezzo Nishizawa Architects | @tezzonishizawa

location: TOTO GALLERY・MA in Tokyo, Japan

dates: until 26 November 

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