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Kochuu: Japanese Architecture/Influence & Origin screens Thursday


October 12, 2014
by Canadian Architect

Directed by Jesper Wachtmeister, Kochuu is a 53-minute film from 2006 that screens at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Japan Foundation Toronto.

Kochuu is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions of the future and traditional concepts, nature and concrete, gardens and high-tech spaces, the film explains how contemporary Japanese architects strive to unite the ways of modern man with the old philosophies in astounding constructions.

Kochuu, which translates as “in the jar,” refers to the Japanese tradition of constructing small, enclosed physical spaces, which create the impression of a separate universe. The film illustrates key components of traditional Japanese architecture, such as reducing the distinction between outdoors and indoors, disrupting the symmetrical, building with wooden posts and beams rather than with walls, modular construction techniques, and its symbiotic relationship with water, light and nature.

For more information, please visit http://jftor.org/event/kochuu/


nakagin capsule tower
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