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"Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1985–1996"
2004-12-11 until 2005-01-02
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
HK Hong Kong
This exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1985–1996 is jointly
presented by the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong
Kong, the Consulate-General of Japan and the Japan Foundation; and
co-presented by The Japan Society of Hong Kong and The Hongkong Japanese
Club. It will feature approximately fifty photographs of contemporary
Japanese architecture in the years between 1985 and 1996.
Classified into seven categories including 'metropolises (capital and Kansai
regions)', 'medium-sized cities', 'towns and villages', 'suburbs',
'reclaimed land', 'countryside', and 'resort areas', the exhibition will
show how architecture responded to the great changes in geography and social
conditions in Japan at this time – a decade of great economic gains
characterized by excess followed by economic collapse. The displayed
photographs will reveal how architectural design is influenced by climate,
society and its historical context.