Arata Isozaki

John Hill
30. October 2017
Photo courtesy of PLANE—SITE

The great Japanese architect spoke with PLANE—SITE in the first video of a series leading up to the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

In the video recorded in Isozaki's secluded woodland studio, the 86-year-old architect accentuates the importance of Ma – "between object and object" – in his approach to arcticulating matter in terms of both space and sound. The video intersperses Isozaki's words with drawings and photographs of the diverse works spanning his long career, from his Metabolist and Postmodern projects last century to recently completed buildings.

PLANE—SITE is producing a new series of videos, featuring protagonists from within the global architecture discourse. The video series will be exhibited in Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora as part of the GAA Foundation's 
Time-Space-Existence exhibition, opening in May 2018. World-Architects is serving as media partner for the Time-Space-Existence video series, which will see at least one new video per month until the exhibition's opening. The interview series has been made possible with the support of the European Cultural Centre.

Related articles

Other articles in this category