On the Thresholds of Space-Making
Sam Fox School, Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri
Through April 20
The work of Shinohara Kazuo (1925â€“2006), one of Japanâ€™s most influential architects of the postwar generation, is surveyed in On the Thresholds of Space-Making. Shinohara gained popularity as an architect with his series of sublime purist houses designed over a thirty-year period that went through the 1980s. Shinohara scrutinized and reframedÂ fundamental architectural conventions, such as public/private,Â body/space, and openness/enclosure.