Set-up design for Japanese Festival 2016 by Studio Lauria

Japanese Festival 2016

Japanese Festival 2016
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Japanese Festival 2016 Richard Rogers Centre, Florence (Italia) set-up design for the photo exhibitions of KENGO KUMA “lights and textures” NIO TATEWAKI “escultura do inconsciente”

Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Fulvio Chiari

For the occasion of the 2016 Japanese Festival in Florence, Studio Lauria signed the project to build a structure designed to display two photographic exhibitions: “Lights and textures”, dedicated to the architecture of Kengo Kuma, and “escultura do inconsciente”, one of the most successful photographic series of Japanese-Brazilian photographer Nio Tatewaki.

Japanese Festival 2016
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The pavilion, with plan measures of 14×4 meters and a height of 4 meters, was built in front of the civic center designed by Richard Rogers.

Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Fulvio Chiari

The load-bearing structure in multi-directional tubular steel was coated, on the two long sides, by a thread-like tissue. The inside, was supported by a weave wicker bamboo on which the photographic panels of the exhibits were positioned.

Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Fulvio Chiari

The overall result was an extremely lightweight structure playing with the concept of transparency that is very widespread in the Japanese architecture and strongly present in many works of Kengo Kuma.

Japanese Festival 2016
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The lighting was achieved by LED bars fixed on the top current of the structure. This way at night, they created a different effect: that of floating in the darkness of the square.

Japanese Festival 2016
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The Japanese Festival, organized by Lailac and sponsored by the Japanese Embassy in Italy, was visited by over 10,000 people, and is one of the most exemplary events of Japanese culture in Europe. Source by Studio Lauria.

Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
  • Location: Scandicci, Italy
  • Exhibition set-up design: Studio Lauria
  • Costruction: Publifest, Intermezzo Blu, Vannetti & C.
  • Photographs: Studio Lauria, Fulvio Chiari, Courtesy of Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Fulvio Chiari
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Fulvio Chiari
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria
Japanese Festival 2016
Photo © Studio Lauria

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