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Urban Fungus



Holes in the House atrium, Tokyo, 2017-. Photo: Jumpei Suzuki

URBAN FUNGUS――Architecture is a Complex Ⅿesh, an exciting exhibition by architects Fuminori Nousaku and Mio Tsuneyama, whose research explores the relationship of architecture, cities, and ecosystems, is currently open at TOTO GALLERY·MA. The exhibition is a fascinating insight into their work, containing models and documents for their ongoing project “Holes in the House”—an architectural renovation which seeks to foster the feeling of being part of an urban ecosystem—as well as showing their experiments with earthen environments in an urban environment and cooking methods that use sunlight. The models and blueprints of various other compelling architectural projects have a huge focus on their relationship with real, living people. The pair have described the act of repairing our divided city with architecture as akin to the growth of fungus. Through a range of experiments and examples that utilize the spaces in between, this fascinating exhibition will be sure to get visitors thinking.

Akeno Raised Floor exterior view, Yamanashi Prefecture, 2020. Photo: Jumpei Suzuki
Piles and Pointed Roof exterior view, Tokyo, 2023. Photo: Jumpei Suzuki
Exhibition poster: Urban Diagram / Fuminori Nousaku and Mio Tsuneyama

Fuminori Nousaku + Mio Tsuneyama: URBAN FUNGUS――Architecture is a Complex Ⅿesh
Dates: January 18, 2024 – March 24, 2024
Hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed: Monday; National, Summer, and New Year Holidays; and between exhibitions)
Free admission
Venue: TOTO GALLERY·MA (TOTO Nogizaka Building 3F, 1-24-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

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