Revisiting Shoei Yoh
Australian Design Centre, Sydney, Australia, 30 November 2021 – 25 January 2022
The Revisiting Shoei Yoh exhibition celebrates the launch of the online Shoei Yoh Archive and draws from it to trace a trajectory of experimental design practice across five buildings completed between 1979 to 1994. This begins with the Kinoshita Clinic in Fukuoka, Japan (1979) that reflects Yoh’s early interest in material technology. The Music Atelier (1986), Oguni Bus Terminal (1986), and Oguni Dome (1988) tell the story of Yoh’s significant contribution to the modernisation of timber architecture in Japan during the 1980s. The Naiju Community Centre (1994) represents Yoh’s most radical architectural endeavour, bringing together locally grown bamboo, hand weaving construction techniques, and advanced computer analysis to realise a complex geometric form in bamboo and concrete.
Shoei Yoh - Naiju Community Centre Exhibition
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan 2021
Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 19 July 2021 A VR exhibition of the Naiju Community Center, designed by Shoei Yoh, held as part of the open campus of the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. The models, drawings, and construction photos exhibited at the Ohashi Campus were reproduced in the VR space.
Shoei Yoh Archive: Opening Symposium and Exhibition
Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 24 January 2020
A symposium and one-day exhibition held to celebrate the official launch of the Shoei Yoh Archive, Kyushu University. The event was co-organized by the researchers of Kyushu University and UNSW Sydney. The exhibition featured drawings and models of representative works entrusted to the Shoei Yoh Archive by the architect.