Welcome to Woodland Sweden in Tokyo

Architects Sweden has the pleasure to invite representants of the press to the opening and inauguration of the exhibition Woodland Sweden the 25th of April at Archi-Depot in Tokyo. The opening is followed by talks on the theme of wood as a building material.

The well renomated exhibition Woodland Sweden in Tokyo will be opened by the Swedish minister of Housing and Digital development Mr. Peter Eriksson at 6 pm.

In relation to the opening of the exhibition Woodland Sweden in Tokyo, a series of short lectures, on the theme of wood-building today, will be held by Swedish and Japanese architects.

Sweden, as well as Japan, has a long, well-developed tradition of building in wood that has equipped architects and craftsmen with broad, in-depth material knowledge. Today, both cultures take inspiration in tradition, creating unique contemporary wooden architecture.

The talks will enlighten these methods of working with wood, and be the starting point for a discussion about wood building today and in the future. The participating architects from Japan are Astrid Klein, Klein Dytham architecture; Manuel Tardits, Mikan; Katsuya Fukushima, FT Architects; Aya Utsumi, KUS architects; Toshiko Suzuki, Atelier OPA and Takao Nishizawa, buildinglandscape. From Sweden, Gustav Appell, Gustav Appell arkitektkontor, Anna Graaf, White arkitekter and Therese Kreisel, Skellefteå Municipality, will talk about their projects.

The event Woodland Sweden in Tokyo is hosted by Architects Sweden, with support from the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo and the Japan Institute of Architects (JIA). The exhibition Woodland Sweden has been produced by Architects Sweden for the Swedish Institute.

The event will take place at Archi Depot. Address: Warehouse Terrada, Main Storage Center 1F, 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku.

For more information, please contact Mr. Takuya Nakagawa at the Swedish Embassy. E-mail takuya.nakagawa@gov.se