The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting Japan, you'll know that they do the domestic space thing really rather different over there. To be honest, it's a hell of a lot better - and we're not just thinking of the heated toilet seats, though we do think about them often and for longer than we should. This thing shines a light on Japanese architecture from 1945 to now: a field that has brought some of the most extraordinary and influential examples of contemporary design. With major cities flattened after the war, architects sought to create a new form of social housing and they've not stopped since: constantly evolving designs to reflect the changing society, the structure of the family and lifestyle habits. Among the numerous highlights here is a 1:1 recreation of Ryue Nishizawa’s Moriyama House that you can wonder around in, art, film, photography and no end of models and reconstructions. It really is a tranquil and informative thing to see and we thoroughly recommend immersing yourself in a country often held up as the pinnacle in domestic design.
Tickets: £12.50 - £14.50