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Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP. Exhibition

Architecture & Energy Japan Berkeley Workshop と一緒に参加した末光さんの展示です。見に行きました。とてもよかったです。環境的に仏に見えないところから発生した建築の視点から新しい建築を生まれそうと思われます。


「末光弘和+末光陽子/SUEP.展 - 自然循環系の一部としての建築」に行ってきました。

私たちがこれまで手がけて来た環境をテーマにした作品を通して、風・水・熱など、目に見えない自然環境を可視化しながら、自然循環系と建築の関係を表現し、環境の時代の新しい建築のあり方を示唆しています。 展示では、環境シュミレーションによって可視化された表面温度や風の流れ等を模型やパネルにより建物と一緒に表現し、新しい形の模型や図面を展示しています

UnNaked Tokyo 写真展に参加

UnNaked Tokyo

The title is a sly reference to the “Naked Tokyo” exhibitions we have done in the past, but with the idea this one is a little different.

Because there is much ado about “unnaked.”

-Its the opposite of naked, though not quite.

-Its sometimes used to make a distinction between the state of not being quite naked (i.e. shirtless) and being not quite dressed.

-Its a knock on the door and your lover saying, “I’ll get that, since you’re getting unnaked.”

-Its not even a word, “unnaked”.

-Its art called out.

For further information check out:


april 11-13, 2013
space & cafe Pole Pole
164-0003 Tokyo, Nakano-ku, Higashi-Nakano 4-4-1,
tel 03-3227-1405
〒164 0003 東京都中野区東中野4-4-1 ポレポレ坐ビル1F space & cafeポレポレ坐

open from 11:30am until 9:00pm
april 13 until 7:30 pm entrance: free
opening party on

friday april 12 from 6:00pm-10:00pm
entrance ¥1000
Frank la Rivière and Tim Porter


Camilla Douraghy (Zurich)
Campbell Gunn (Tokyo)
Carl Whittle (NYC)
Carla Hernandez (Tokyo)
Clive France (Tokyo)
Dobie Cheung (Tokyo)
Frank la Rivière (Tokyo)
Gary Heayes (Tokyo)
Keigo Moriyama (Tokyo)
LeRoy Howard (Berkeley)
Lori Ono (Tokyo)
Owen Schaefer (H.K.)




 〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3-26-11 新宿高野ビル4F




The new “knock-down” version of COLOUR & LINE CHAIR to be shown at TENT LONDON

After its debut at DesignTide Tokyo now for the first time on show in Europe the new prototype of our Colour & Line Chair. Constructed with a minimum amount of elements the chair offers a puzzle-like playfulness and geometric beauty through its lines and surfaces.
The basic concept of showing the connections and the interconnections of the elements in an honest way forms the base of its aesthetic. Its assembly method is minimal.
The seating element and backrest simply slot into the armrests and are held in place with wedges that remain visible as subtle details. This allows the chair to be stored and transported flat. Consistently made out of 18mm durable maple plywood, only the chairs surfaces are coloured leaving the wood grain exposed. The lines of the plywood layers are left blank while the whole chair is poly-urethane lacquered. Change the colours of the parts and an infinite number of combinations can be created. With this possibility of variation, the chair can fit any interior environment. And not only is the chair aesthetically good-looking but the slanted seating and backrest guarantee it is also comfortable in use. Except for a dining chair, a lounge chair and matching table can be produced as well.

See it, Buy it, Source it First
Tent London is one of the largest design trade shows taking place during the London Design Festival each September.
Now in its fifth year at the Old Truman Brewery, Tent London presents over 200 international exhibitors, showing the very latest in contemporary interior products – furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, materials and accessories.
Over 19,000 international trade buyers, high calibre specifiers, opinion forming media and design savvy consumers from 44 different countries attend the four-day event. It is regarded as the most cutting-edge and progressive trade exhibition during the London Design Festival and must attend for those who need to be seen with their finger on the pulse.