SCUOLA DI
ARCHITETTURA URBANISTICA INGEGNERIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI

West of Japan | Ester of Europe

Mostra

West of Japan | Ester of Europe

Bruno Taut's Hyuga Villa

GALLERIA DEL PROGETTO

Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni Politecnico di Milano, via Ampère 2

Dec. 13, 2017 - Jan. 12, 2018; Mon. - Fri. 10am - 7pm

 

 

OPENING

Wed. Dec. 13, 2017, 6pm

Introduction by Ilaria Valente and Marco Imperadori Presentations by Marco Capitanio and Dave Clough

 

Under the auspices of: Orsina Simona Pierini & Marco Biraghi

 

Curated by Marco Capitanio Photographs by Dave Clough

 

 

The exhibition „West of Japan / East of Europe“ is devoted to the only existing project that Bruno Taut realized during his three-year stay in Japan, Hyuga Villa (Kyū Hyūga Bettei) in Atami, built in 1936. His project embodies a deeply personal reflection on Japanese architecture, mediated through Taut‘s European sensibility.

The result represents a unique example of cross-cultural breeding, which, at the time of its completion, stood at odds with mainstream Mod-ernism in Europe on the one hand, and with the local architectural language on the other.

The complete, detailed plans of Hyuga Villa are presented for the first time in Milan, together with large-format photographs, a model and an exclusive video interview with Kengo Kuma. By juxtaposing drawings and pictures, we hope to immerse the visitor in the realm of Taut‘s architectural preoccupations: pondering about the concept of appropriateness (Proportion), manifested in all aspects of a building, especially in its materiality and atmosphere.