the japanese house at the barbican

Step inside the brutalist architecture of the Barbican and you are transported to the other side of the world via their current ‘The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945’ exhibition. The exhibition begins by outlining the history and context of Japanese domestic post-war architecture. Photography, contemporary film clips, architectural drawings, model houses, maquettes, and a reconstructed Japanese tea-room all help explain a very different ‘home’ to those inhabited in Europe. You are then free to roam around reconstructions of rooms, including a full-size recreation of the Moriyama House and gardens. It’s well worth a visit and those bathrooms will leave you questioning a lot…

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Until Sun 25th June 2017
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
barbican.org.uk