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torafu architects hosts retrospective inside TOTO gallery in tokyo

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japanese firm torafu architects has hosted a private retrospective detailing their thought process and approach to the projects they have achieved over the years from architecture, interiors to product design. taking place inside the TOTO gallery in tokyo, the exhibition called ‘inside out’ features 100 design and architectural ideas manifested into meticulous models, collection of objects and large prototypes.

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‘inside out’ is on until the 11th december inside the TOTO gallery – MA in tokyo
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the exhibit is spread throughout the TOTO building including the bookshop space, showrooms and the outer area. planned like a treasure hunt, the third floor exhibition area has been turned into a playground filled with fascinating fragments of torafu architects‘ thought processes. material samples, prototypes to sources of inspiration for products or small objects, dated from past creations or ongoing projects is arranged on a long table without establishing a hierarchy.

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on the fourth floor, footage taken from a small train runs on small scale tracks weaving through the tables on the third floor. this device offers a different perspective on the exhibition by navigating in chronological order through an odd collection of objects where visitors can experience a scenery where the items on display emerge as an architectural landscape. projects such as their aesop interiors in korea and japan, to the dōzo bench can be spotted. ultimately, the message in which the architects aim to portray about their work is that no matter how small of a project, they have the ability to impact and inform larger scales typologies and even the outcomes of a city.

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