Body & Soul of Architecture: Lecture and Exhibition by Hiroshi Naito

15 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019 Lecture (15 Nov): 7PM to 9PM / Exhibition (16-21 Nov): 9AM to 6PM SUTD Campus Centre


“For me, I always think there are Body and Soul in architecture. Body is a container for hardware and Soul is a space created in it. Body changes depending on the climate and the technology used in the place where the architecture is born. How the shape appears depends on the conditions. The important thing is Soul. The Soul must contain the most important thing in the architecture, the one that underlies the culture of the country. I believe this will not change.

I am interested in what kind of architecture is Soul in the space flowing there. This is hard to see and understand even from the cleverly photographed photos of the site. You just can’t feel immersed in that space.

So what is the most important thing? I hope to talk with you about the kind of Soul in Japan as well as in Singapore.”

Hiroshi Naito

Jointly presented by TOTO Asia Oceania and SUTD, the TOTO Asia Oceania 2019 Architect Talk and exhibition features Japanese architect, Hiroshi Naito on the topic: Body & Soul of Architecture.
Hiroshi Naito established Naito Architect & Associates in 1981, and is an Emeritus Professor at The University of Tokyo. Some of his major architectural works include the Sea-Folk Museum (Mie, 1992), Chihiro Art Museum Azumino (Nagano, 1997), and Makino Museum of Plants and People (Kochi, 1999).


Registration is closed for this lecture.
Date: 15 November 2019, Friday
Time: 7pm to 9pm (doors close at 6.45pm)
Venue: SUTD, Auditorium (Google map)



Admission to the exhibition is free.
Dates: 16 November - 21 November 2019
Time: 9am to 6pm
Venue: SUTD, Campus Centre (Google map)