Lecture: Ryoko Iwase and Kozo Kadowaki, “Co-ownership of Action – Trajectories of Elements”

A lecture about the future of architecture and material flow describing the introduction of a project to move an ordinary house from Tokyo to Venice in order to exhibit it in the Japanese Pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

Kozo Kadowaki is an architect and architectural theorist with a Ph.D in building systems design. He teaches at Meiji University and Tokyo University of the Arts, and practices architecture with his firm Associates, which has recently completed The Kadowaki House. His recent publications include The Philosophy of Sharing, andone of his recent awards is the Annual Architectural Design Commendation from the Architectural Institute of Japan. He is the curator of the Japan Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, which is being held in 2021.


Ryoko Iwase is the President of Studio Iwase and an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University, where she also graduated from the Faculty of Engineering and completed her master’s program. She worked for EM2N Architects in Switzerland and Kengo Kuma and Associates, and established her own studio after winning the 2013 Kizu River Waterfront Competition held by Osaka Prefecture; her prizewinning waterfront renovation, Tocotocodandan, was completed in 2017. Ryoko’s practice covers multiple areas from architectural spaces to public-works infrastructure and public space design. She has received the Grand Prize of The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture Award, the Good Design Gold Award, the Tokyo University of the Arts Emerald Award, and the Best Debutant Award.


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