Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (5)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next three years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

Japanese Architects: Arata Isozaki

Arata Isozaki — TIME SPACE EXISTENCE from PLANE—SITE on Vimeo.

PLANE—SITE met with Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in his studio to have a conversation and explore the topics of time, space, and existence in architecture. Isozaki discusses his philosophy on architecture as it relates to space, as well as his intention to never fall into one specific style of design, but create different and unique styles for each distinct environment.

Curated and produced by PLANE—SITE, this video series features interviews with prominent architects reflecting on the topics of TIME SPACE EXISTENCE. These three concepts sketch out the contours of the world around us — a fact especially true within architecture. Taking these words as its starting point, the GAA Foundation is set to curate its fourth collateral exhibition in the context of La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, entitled Time-Space-Existence and opening in May 2018. Featuring over 100 established and emerging architects, and unapologetically international in breadth, the exhibition provides a fascinating complement to a biennial traditionally drawn along national lines.

This interview series has been made possible with the support of the European Cultural Centre.
Videographer: Michael Waldrep.

For more on this series:
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