Inside Out/Outside In: Second Nature in Japanese Architecture
333 East 47th Street
In our climate-shifting world, the traditional Japanese notion of mediating between interior and exterior has re-emerged as an essential concern for contemporary architects. Rome Prize-winning architects Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang, of architectural firm MODU, explore this dynamic in their own weather-centric projects. Funded by the NEA and US-Japan Creative Artists Program, Rotem and Hoang visited Japan to research the role of weather in the conception of architectural space. At this talk, they will reveal their discoveries, from their own first-hand experience of climate change to their interviews with five generations of Japanese architects including Kengo Kuma, Fumihiko Maki and Ryue Nishizawa. Moderated by Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.