Architecture | Past Wisdom in Future Design

By Japan Foundation & Japan Creative Centre

When we think about design for the future, we will find most useful tips lie in the design from the past.

In summer 2014, 6 students from Singapore went to Japan for 4 weeks, for 2 weeks internship in Tokyo, and 2 weeks study in Kyoto, to come up with a collaborative design of Kyomachi-ya Kyoto in tandem with Japanese students.

Vice versa, 6 Japanese students came to Singapore for 4 weeks, for 2 weeks internship and 2 weeks workshop, to design shophouses with the same pair of students in Japan.

The project was a successful cultural exchange between Singapore and Japan, both among university students and architectural practices to gain in-depth understanding in contemporary and traditional life of both countries, through internship and design workshops, generating many dynamic ideas for further development of culture and architectural design leading from the past to the future.

The 2014 Architectural Exchange Project culminates in a Book Launch @ Archifest to showcase the outcome of their experiences. There will be a discussion on the history of Kyomachi-ya and the Singapore shophouse in the areas of "family", "lifestyle" and "housing". The speakers will discuss people's wisdom in addressing these issues in the past, and how contemporary architectural practice are projecting such knowledge and understanding in design our city for the future.

Following the Book Launch, you can also attend Archifest Conversations, where a group of creatives come together to discuss "What Future?", from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm.

More details here: http://peatix.com/event/116629

Fri Oct 2, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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