TOKYO RIDE - Ryūe Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima
Architectural artists with a specialty for filmmaking, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine's work focuses on the complex relationship between people and design, emphasizing the relevance of everyday life that exists within some of even the most iconic modern architectural projects.
Their latest film "TOKYO RIDE - Ryūe Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima" takes a step further into Tokyo's busy daily life alongside prolific architect duo Ryūe Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejma ― co founders of Tokyo-based design studio SANAA.
The very personal, diaristic film invites us into the leather interior of Nishizawa's vintage Alfa Romeo for a day spent wandering through the city's busy streets. Amid the spontaneous joyride-feeling of the film, Nishizawa narrates the journey through his beloved hometown, pointing out sites with personal sentimental value, buildings that have influenced him, and some of his own renowned architectural projects. His narration also touches on the key differences between Asian and European architecture, citing some of the industry's iconic faves like Le Corbursier.
The connection between people, culture, and design may be complex, but the personal experience of Bêka & Lemoine's film is simple.
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