In the autumn of 2020, the Flemish Architecture Institute will show the work of two young architectural firms working from Belgium and Japan within the theme Back from Japan. Schenk Hattori works from Antwerp and Tokyo. The agency was founded by Steven Schenk and Daisuke Hattori shortly after their studies at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. SUGIBERRY, founded by Mayu Takasugi and Johannes Berry (2016), is based in Brussels and Tokyo.
Through his own work alongside that of others places looking SUGIBERRY the architectural relationship between Japan and Flanders. In Meaning , the architects show how an idea that adapts to a changing context leads to new connections and new layers of meaning.SUGIBERRY focuses on humanity and the dialogue with the built environment. Their projects embrace diverse conditions and are often a catalyst for new relationships and meanings. SUGIBERRY's architecture is the expression of that quest: everything is related to the human.
Translations seeks the limits of our imagination. The visitor is taken on a quest for the mysterious and often lost elements in architecture. Schenk Hattori asks how the prehistoric hut, which formed a microcosm to contain the surrounding world, can be understood in our present time.The ancient process in which man tries to make the world usable and above all tangible is the basis of all architecture. Determining the form and measure of reality has its origins in the human perception capacities. Until today, this perception is something in common between people, free of cultural background.