Dates: Friday, October 15 – Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (public holiday)
Venue: Galleria B1 Atrium, TOKYO MIDTOWN (Roppongi, Tokyo)
Free admission / No reservation needed
[ Parent Event ] Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2021 / DESIGNART TOKYO 2021 [ The exhibition has ended ]
Keeping true to our purpose, “We build a better society through architectural products”, we at YKK AP are always thinking of ways to make new windows that can bring more freedom and happiness to architecture and to people’s everyday lives. This exhibit, titled Window on the Future―Gaudí Meets 3D Printing, will showcase prototypes of novel 3D-printed windows which have been designed with various forms and functions that resonate with the natural environment, taking inspiration from the windows of world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). The exhibit also offers a view into the future of windows that have continued to evolve at the thresholds between nature and human life, while at the same time resonating with the YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050, “Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity”, and with Gaudí’s open-minded vision to dissolve the distinction between architecture and nature. As expressed by its speculative theme, “What would Gaudí have done with the latest 3D printing technology?”, the project also reflects an effort to apply the inspired designs of the past to the future.
Organizer: YKK AP Inc.
Special Collaboration: Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Palau Güell―Diputació de Barcelona, Park Güell―Ajuntament de Barcelona and Barcelona History Museum, Cripta Gaudí de la Colonia Güell
Support: Embassy of Spain
Sponsors: MAEDA CORPORATION ICI General Center, MOLp™ (Mitsui Chemicals Material Oriented Laboratory), AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd.
Academic Supervision: Takeshi Yamamura (Associate Professor, Tokyo Polytechnic University)
Academic Support: Tokyo Polytechnic University Takeshi Yamamura Laboratory, Waseda University Kosei Ishida Laboratory, Hiroya Tanaka (Professor, Keio University)
Project Advice: Daniel Giralt-Miracle
- Please refrain from entering the venue if you have a fever or feel unwell.
- Face masks are required to enter the venue.
- Please do not touch the exhibition items.
- Please sanitize your hands when entering and leaving the venue.
- Staff members will be wearing face masks to reduce the risk of infection.
- Entry will be controlled to ensure adequate social distancing.
- Please refrain from eating or drinking when inside the venue.
- Please follow the instructions of the organizer and facility operator for your safety and the safety of others.