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Free Film: KOCHUU

Free, limited capacity

June 27 & July 5, 2017

A documentary about Japanese architecture, its influence & origin.

Dir & Prod Jesper Wachtmeister / Co-Producer Jonas Kellagher / 2003 / 52 mins / Classification: Suitable for general audience

A film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions of the future, traditions, nature, concrete, gardens and high-tech, KOCHUU tells us how contemporary Japanese architects strive to unite modern life with the old philosophies through astounding constructions. The documentary features interviews with Japanese architects Tadao Ando, Kisho Kurokawa, Toyo Ito and Kazuo Shinohara, and Scandinavian architects Sverre Fehn, Kristian Gullichsen and Juhani Pallasmaa.

This monthly free film screening is part of the Breathing Buildings exhibition program.


A gentle, beautiful film that lingers over images of gardens and details of buildings.
– The Age

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June 27, 2017 (Tuesday)
July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)

6:30pm – 7:30pm

* Doors open 30 minutes before event start
Screening will be held in a seminar room type event space.
Bean bags and chairs are available as seating
Please feel free to bring bottled non-alcoholic drinks and snacks (no hot food please).

Free, limited capacity.
Bookings not essential, walk-ins welcome.


The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park (Access via lifts)
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

(02) 8239 0055



Breathing Buildings

June 16 – July 29, 2017
The Japan Foundation Gallery
Free admission


Ainslie Murray in conversation with curator Julian Worrall

June 16, 2017 (Friday)
6:30pm-8pm (Doors open 6pm)
Free; walk-ins welcome.


Papercraft workshop with Benja Harney

June 17, 2017 (Saturday)
10.45am-12pm or 1.45pm-3pm
Paid admission; bookings essential.

Header image: Stills from KOCHUU featuring the roof of Noshina Hotel on Naoshima Island designed by architect Tadao Ando (left), and the Nakagin Capsle Tower in Tokyo designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa.

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