Exhibition credits

February 21, 2019 – May 4, 2019

Japan, Archipelago of the House

Western architects have long drawn inspiration from traditional Japanese house design, with buildings including the Katsura Imperial Villa influencing the modernist architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius, among many others. But modernist representations of Japanese houses often removed them from historical and cultural lineages; this exhibition seeks to contextualize the development and design of the contemporary Japanese house. Featuring the work of 58 architects, Japan, Archipelago of the House is divided into three parts focusing on iconic houses of the 20th century, houses from Tokyo photographed in their urban contexts, and a selection of contemporary Japanese dwellings.

Exhibition credits

Curatorial Team (concept, production, coordination, text, graphics, and design):
Véronique Hours, Fabien Mauduit, Jérémie Souteyrat, Manuel Tardits

Director of Exhibitions:
Andrew Benner

Exhibitions Coordinator and Registrar:
Alison Walsh

Exhibition Fabrication:
Eric Sparks and True Line Productions

Installation Team:
Ryan Cyr, Jaime Kriksciun, Lauren McNalty, Nick Pfaff, Charlie Taylor, Matthew Shropshire

Additional Exhibition Graphics:
Erin Kim

The Yale School of Architecture’s exhibition program is supported in part by the James Wilder Green Dean’s Resource Fund, the Kibel Foundation Fund, the Nitkin Family Dean’s Discretionary Fund in Architecture, the Pickard Chilton Dean’s Resource Fund, the Paul Rudolph Publication Fund, the Robert A.M. Stern Fund, the Rutherford Trowbridge Memorial Fund, the Fred Koetter Exhibitions Fund, and the School of Architecture Exhibitions Fund.

The curators would also like to thank Panasonic Shiodome Museum for their support in constructing the models.