Cité internationale des arts Residency Program

1 October 2015
I have completed the residency program at Cité internationale des arts in Paris through July–September 2015.
Thank you very much for all your supports on my research.

Akihisa Hirata: Tangling at Grand-Hornu Images

8 April 2013
We are pleased to have the opening reception of Akihisa Hirata Tangling, on 20th April 2013.

Opening Reception: April 20 (Saturday), 18:30–
Venue: Grand-Hornu Images — Rue Sainte-Louise, 82 7301 Hornu (Boussu), Belgium
Further information:

We also have a conference at BOZAR, (Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) on 22nd.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Akihisa Hirata: Tangling

7 July 2012
I have been working for the exhibition Akihisa Hirata: Tangling (18 September – 17 November 2012) which will be opened during London Design Festival.
It is his first ever solo show abroad, and he will exhibit an immersive 1:1 scale installation – a contorted loop – to distil his architecture’s essence into a large-scale experiential structure. Over a hundred study models and conceptual sketches will be presented on and within the structure, as well as an interview with the architect and intimate films of his projects, illustrating Hirata’s view of architecture and ecology, form and function, as a complex, interwoven ‘tangle’.

camera japan 2011

8 September 2011
The film from the exhibition, architecture as a piece of nature in April will be shown at the lecture during camera japan (Japanese film festival).

Sun. 25/09, 17:00, LantarenVenster / Rotterdam

I will be there, so please join us!


8 September 2011
We are pleased to report that the exhibition ARCHITECTURE AS A PIECE OF NATURE finished in Milan on April 29th with a very positive response. Over 350 visitors attended the opening reception, with hundreds more passing through the gallery during Design week.
We’ve posted a short film on our website showing the exhibition. We are thankful for the tremendous support and feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you at the the next venue.
N.Shibata / M.Mezulis

Exhibition website

Interviews with Maris Mezulis, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, Junya Ishigami

Views of the opening reception

This exhibition focuses on three leading figures of the new ‘young generation’: Sou Fujimoto, Junya Ishigami and Akihisa Hirata. Directed by Maris Mezulis, the exhibition projects a view of the architects’ ideas and inspirations through a stream of images, offering a comprehensive yet experiential understanding of the architects’ unique vision. Premiering at Spazio FMG Gallery during Milan Design Week 2011, the exhibition will travel worldwide throughout 2012.