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NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) 青山デザインフォーラム

Contributor to Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) 青山デザインフォーラム, a Japanese non-profit organization established in 2009 with the aim of contributing to the improvement of education and culture related to design.

FEATURED ARTICLES:

The Synergistic Relationship Between Architecture and Art

When I prepare walls, I make them so perfect that you actually don’t pay attention to them. This is true of the architecture of form I use: I am interested in the form of the space and the form of territory, of how we consciously inhabit space.

James Turrell

https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/en/architect/synergistic-relationship-between-architecture-and-art/


The Synergistic Relationship Between Architecture and Art, Part II - Interview with Yunsun Choi, Clare Simpson, and Dr Yuriko Jackall from The Wallace Collection

It is quite specific to The Wallace Collection that everything is so thoroughly integrated. Paintings, porcelain, works of art, sculptures, etc. The real challenge lies in then, keeping every aspect of the collection safe because you have galleries that are now integrated and the objects need different care.

DR YURIKO JACKALL, CURATOR OF FRENCH PAINTINGS, THE WALLACE COLLECTION

https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/en/art/the-synergistic-relationship-between-architecture-and-art-part-ii/


ArtLab by Hauser & Wirth – Where art, technology, architecture and video-games collide

ArtLab, Courtesy the artists (Ellen Gallagher, Mark Bradford) and Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth Virtual Reality was originally conceived as an environmentally conscious way of planning shows and exhibitions with the highest degree of visual accuracy.

SCOTT BIZJACK, HEAD OF DIGITAL PRODUCT AND INNOVATION, HAUSER & WIRTH

https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/en/art/artlab-by-hauser-and-wirth-where-art-technology-architecture-and-video-games-collide/


Wabi-sabi - Designing Mindfulness, A Japanese Culture Influencing The Perfectly Imperfect Space

Simplicity / kanso

Asymmetry / fukinsei

Understated beauty / shibumi

Naturalness without pretense / shizen

Subtle grace / yugen

Freeness / datsuzoku

Tranquility / seijaku

the seven principles to attain wabi-sabi From A TRADITIONAL AND ZEN PHILOSOPHY PERSPECTIVE

https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/en/architect/wabi-sabi-designing-mindfulness/


The Digitisation of Architecture As A Business

To avoid obsolescence, architects need to increase demand for their skills by embracing emerging technologies that both stimulate and satiate consumer desires.

HARVARD DESIGN MAGAZINE

https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/en/architect/the-digitisation-of-architecture-as-a-business/