Eco-Breathing Architecture | Shanghai EXPO’s Japan Pavilion

Earlier this week the 100-day mark was breached, counting down to the start of the 2010 Shanghai EXPO. Japan unveiled their pavilion awkwardly titled “Eco-Breathing Architecture.” I twittered about my dislike of the structure and received a bunch of feedback confirming that I was not alone in my thoughts. So I thought I would post the pictures here to see what others thought. In short, I think it looks like a blob of protoplasm, greedily consuming everything in its path. Not a very sustainable vision. More pictures over at Nikkei Kenplatz.(login required)


Images © JETRO

It was designed by Yutaka Hikosaka, of Space Incubator, an architectural and environmental design firm. He was responsible for the Nagakute Japan Pavilion (Aichi EXPO 2005) and the Dairinkai Water Fantasium (Osaka EXPO 1990).

2 Comments

  1. Dear press office / public relations

    AI – the leading architectural magazine in the Middle East – is about to publish an article about some of the interesting pavilions now being accomplished on the Expo Site.

    The Japanese pavilion is of course one of the important ones.

    Can you kindly send me best quality relevant material I.E. hi res images, texts and plans?

    Cordially

    Architect Dr. Ami Ran
    Editor-In-Chief AI

    http://www.aiq.co.il

    38 Avner St. Zahala Tel Aviv
    69937 Israel
    Phone: 972-3-6471133

  2. Dear press office / public relations

    AI – the leading architectural magazine in the Middle East – is about to publish an article about some of the interesting pavilions now being accomplished on the Expo Site.

    The Japanese pavilion is of course one of the important ones.

    Can you kindly send me best quality relevant material I.E. hi res images, texts and plans?

    Cordially

    Architect Dr. Ami Ran
    Editor-In-Chief AI

    http://www.aiq.co.il

    38 Avner St. Zahala Tel Aviv
    69937 Israel
    Phone: 972-3-6471133

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