Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

THE Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 exhibition at the Barbican explores the post war housing of Japan, some of the most ground breaking and modern architecture in the world. As well a full size reconstruction of Moriyama House by Ryue Nishizawa that visitors can walk around, the exhibition also features a Japanese tea house and garden designed by Terunobu Fujimori for visitors to enjoy.

The exhibition explores the styles and trends throughout the eras from the 60's modular bubble houses to the future of Japanese architecture covering some big design issues such as sustainability and making structures resilient to earthquakes.

As a designer I found it interesting to explore another design discipline and see how their industry is changing and moving forward in the future. It's a great exhibition as not only do you learn lots but it allows you to interact and experience the environment first hand. The attention to detail was incredible and it really fells like you have been transported to another culture. I won't give too much away but here's a few of my pictures from my visit. L

The exhibition runs at the Barbican Art Gallery until 25th June. For more info and tickets click here.