Structural Engineers – the sense of structural design –


Jul 20 (Sat.), 2019 – Oct 14 (Mon.), 2019

ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM – Room A (2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002)

Open Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Admission until 6:00 PM), Closed on Monday
(open when Monday is a holiday, but closed the following Tuesday)

Adults 3,000 yen / Students 2,000 yen / 18 and under 1,000 yen
Including the admission for the exhibition Room B
* Free admission for visitors with a physical disability certificate and one of their carers
* Presentation of your school identification card Windicating your age or a physical disability certificate will be required on admission.

Exhibition concept
Do you know for every famous Japanese architecture, there is always a collaboration between the architects and structural engineers? In order to materialize each architect’s conception and vision, structural engineers would frequently discuss with the architect and carefully examine the structural system. Then they apply their techniques to each and every detail of design, plan, equipment, construction, and work on the structural design.
An examples of the structural engineers are Yoshikatsu Tsuboi who collaborated with architect Kenzo Tange for Yoyogi National Gymnasium (1964), Mutsuro Sasaki who has worked with Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, and Kazuyo Sejima, Katsuo Nakata for the early works by Kengo Kuma, and Yasuhiro Kaneda who has been engaged in the structural design for Tsuyoshi Tane… Many structural engineers have been contributing greatly to some of the most famous architectures in Japan.

This exhibition will focus on the minds and designs of 50 structural engineers including the above, and exhibit 60 works and more than 70 items of architectural models and drawings based on “structural systems” and “structural design.” On display will also be sketches and videos showing the thought process. The diverse styles of aesthetics and sensitivity built by structural engineers in Japan since the 1950s can be seen and discovered throughout the entire space, which will be an unprecedented exhibition.