Our office had the honour to be a part of the Latvian
architecture exhibition and symposium ‘’Latvia.
Architecture at Convergence’’ at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in
On the opening evening our Lead Architect Uldis Luksevics lectured
about the ways to deal with the possibilities and restrictions of historical
buildings in "How
to deal with history. Story by NRJA". The lecture was followed
by Q&A session moderated by Yoshiharu
Tsukamoto, the Lead Architect at the Atelier Bow-Wow joined by
panelists, exhibition curator and author Dr. Arch. Ilze Paklone, exhibition
initiator Dace Penke and professor Yusuhito Fujita from the TIoT to discuss the
cultural and architectural differences of the two countries.
The symposium gathered more than 150 architectural
professionals as well as students from the local cities and universities. Over
the summer the exhibition will travel to the Riga friendship city Kobe and
continue its journey to the regions of Osaka, Fukuoku, Nagoju and Hokkaido.
For now, you can visit the exhibition at theTokyo Institute
of Technology April 7-27.
Further exhibition dates:
May 9-30 Kioto University,
June 9-30 Shizuoka University,
July 7-30 The city of Sendai.
The initiator for the exhibition and symposium was the
Embassy of Latvia in Japan.
Foto: dr.gorazd, Nao Takahashi.