Architecture

Archiving Seasons of Light: Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma

May 1, 2015

New York-based architectural photographer Erieta Attali presents a photographic exhibition of projects by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery.

Image above Kengo Kuma photographed by Erieta Attali

New York-based architectural photographer Erieta Attali presents a photographic exhibition of projects by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery.

The exhibition, titled Archiving Seasons of Light: Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma, profiles two of Kuma’s most famous residential projects, the Glass/Wood house in New Canaan (US), and the Water/Glass residence in Atami (Japan).

Professor John Redmond, dean of the faculty of architecture, design and planning at the University of Sydney, said that “Erieta Attali’s architectural photography is considered to be the best in the world, having profiled works by many of the world’s leading architects including Smiljan Radic and Toyo Ito, and Australia’s John Wardle and Peter Stutchbury.”

Kuma has also commented that “every other architecture photographer shoots the isolated object; she carefully picks out the qualities of the place. It is still an image of a house, but the protagonist is the landscape itself. That is exactly what I am intending in the design.”

The Tin Sheds Gallery will screen an interview with the artist and architect by the University’s Head of Architecture, Associate Professor Lee Stickells. Within the interview Attali insightfully states “the exhibition shows the life of the New Canaan house in the years after it has been built – It is an important part of storytelling.”

The exhibition runs from 30 April to 26 June. More information can be found at Tin Sheds Gallery. 

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