Out and About: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican
May 8, 2017
'The Japanese House is the centrepiece of the UK’s first major exhibition exploring Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War, a period which has consistently produced some of the most influential and ground-breaking examples of modern and contemporary design.' - The Barbican
The destruction of many Japanese cities during the war meant that there was an urgent need for new housing to cope with the shortage. This 'fresh start' in Architecture meant that architects could experiment and debate designs and ideas. The exhibition demonstrates how Japanese architects have used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles.
If you love the simple clean lines of Japanese design, then you get this look with some of my selected products at the bottom off this post!