yokohama triennale 08 preview: akihisa hirata
yokohama triennale 08 preview: akihisa hirata yokohama triennale 08 preview: akihisa hirata
aug 27, 2008

yokohama triennale 08 preview: akihisa hirata

‘ienoie’ by akihisa hirata
at: yokohama triennale (information center), yokohama, japan
from: september 13 – november 30, 2008

at this year’s yokohama triennale, japan several contemporary architects will join the wealth of artists presenting work. akihisa hirata, ryue nishizawa (sanaa), minsuk cho (mass studies) and didier fiúza faustino will show projects at what is the largest international art exhibition in japan.



akihisa hirata, one of the most promising young architects in japan, will make the ‘house of houses’ developing his 2007 concept ‘house t‘. this experimental building will host the triennial’s information center and an exhibition of housing proposals by several other architects. since the earlier work ‘house s‘ (2006), hirata has been exploring untapped potential of pitched-roof house. hirata set up his office in 2005 after working at toyo ito’s office where he was responsible for tod’s building and the forum ghent proposal among other projects.



interior of ‘ienoie’



starting point for the ienoie house



‘house t’ 2007



‘house s’ 2006




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