International architecture and design studio Foster + Partners, is holding their first large-scale exhibition at the Mori Art Museum.
Foster + Partners was founded in the late 60’s by architect Norman Foster, and since then they have completed more than 300 projects in 45 countries around the world, like the Great Court at the British Museum (UK), the London headquarters of Swiss Re (known locally as The Gherkin) and the Reichstag in Berlin, among other well-known sleek office buildings. In Tokyo, they created the Century Tower in Bunkyo-ku (that’s the first building on the photo on the left)
Inspired on the studio’s main themes: “tradition and the future” and “humans and the environment”, the exhibition tells Foster’s story by featuring the most representative projects built by the studio. Beautiful models, videos, computer graphics and sketches and even furniture all together give you an idea of his incredible career.
You can also see how Foster was influenced by British engineer and philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller through an important collaboration over a long period. For half of a century, Fuller developed many ideas, designs and inventions, particularly regarding practical, inexpensive shelter and transportation and his international recognition began with the success of huge geodesic domes during the 1950.
Love these pics of Fuller in front of his Fly’s Eye Dome and below Foster himself in front of the restored Fly’s Eye Dome.
You can clearly see Fuller’s influence in Foster’s “Autonomous House”, which become the residence of the Fullers in Los Angeles
A wall featuring Foster + Partners’ massive number of buildings around the world
A must see exhibition for architecture fans. And if you’re not that interested in architecture, just go up for the view!
I’d like to thank Sky Gallery’s staff who kindly let me shoot this beautiful exhibition…ありがとうございます!
Foster + Partners：Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation: Sky Gallery,Tokyo City View, 52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,Tokyo, ENDS Sunday, February 14, 2016, Entrance Fee: ¥1,800, Photography Permitted 🙂 Official Website HERE
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