It takes a lot of planing to make great architecture. Among other constraints, it should feel comfortable to its inhabitants, integrated to its surroundings, and follow the laws of physics. Happy taｌking is an attempt to free architecture from these rules and to translate the presence of buildings to into other mediums: sculpture, painting and 3D printing. As each mediums has its own constraints, the exhibition’s intent is to have us think about buildings from a different perspective.
The exhibition, which took place in Shibuya’s Hikarie last month, featured buildings by four architectural firms from Japan: Shuhei Endo, Ippei Takahashi, Murayama + Kato Architecture and Kentaro Ishida. But in addition to your traditional scaled models of homes, the architects asked various artists to create works of art inspired by the homes.
The artworks helped us see a new side of architecture and opened the door for a new type of viewing, explained participating architects Murayama and Kato. We hope viewers will find themselves going back and forth between the architectural model and painting to eventually grasp a deeper, more personal meaning of what architecture is.