NEWS| 25th July 2019

Japanese Museums , Sophie RICHARD in conversation with KODAI Yuichi


  In conjunction with the publication of ‘The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums’ in July 2019, Japan House hosted a talk on Japanese museums by its author, art historian and researcher Sophie RICHARD. While explaining the methodologies and scope of her research, she was joined in conversation by Swiss-based architect KODAI Yuichi to discuss museum design with a focus on one particular building, the art pavilion KOHTEI. Designed by SANDWICH INC (of which Kodai Yuichi is a member) and contemporary artist Kohei Nawa, the award-winning KOHTEI was built in the Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in Fukuyama in 2017. In conversation with Kodai, Sophie discussed why the building was chosen as the cover for her new book, providing a catalyst to explore why museums should be telling stories and how it is possible to unravel them.

NEWS | 19th April 2019


“Crafting Architecture”

GYRE in Omotesando, Tokyo.

  Japan Swiss Architectural Association (JSAA) promoted a talk event “Crafting Architecture” by Thomas Hildebrand and Yuichi Kodai of HILDEBRAND STUDIOS AG. This show happened on the occasion of the new gallery opening in GYRE in Omotesando, Tokyo. This talk was fearured in Swiss Architects ( and Japan Architects (

NEWS | 14th September 2018

'Smart Art \ Smart Cities - Part 1'

New London Architecture

  Art plays a role of crucial importance in the creation and delivery of our cities’ places and spaces. What new approaches to art in public realm are being explored and what effect are they having on our
cities? In this special two part series, in association with FuturePace, NLA explores the opportunities for greater collaboration between the arts and the built environment sector, to create, regenerate and maintain successful, thriving and inspiring places for all Londoners. A debate from a series of world renowned artists on some of the most successful collaboration projects in London and abroad, and lessons learnt for future areas of change.