'I Have An Idea' Exhibition

Explore the mind of famous architecture until Feb. 7

By Victoria Vlisides    - 1 min read

“So you have an idea. A stupid Idea, but you like it,” said architect Frank Gehry in a video loop at the 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi.

If you're into exploring how designs transform from their most basic scribbles to models to the real thing, then the “I Have An Idea” Frank Gehry exhibition is for you. Gehry is a Canadian-born architecture whose unconventional techniques have led to buildings all over the world. The common point: the buildings' designs are full of movement.

According to 21_21’s website, “Frank Gehry has spent over half a century upending architectural norms and defying expectations. His works span from the stunning Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attention-getting Fondation Louis Vuitton, which opened last year."

The exhibition runs until Feb. 7, so head to 21_21 Design Sight to discover the designs of this outspoken architecture. Closed Tuesdays, the exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. General admission is ¥1,100.

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Victoria Vlisides

Victoria Vlisides @victoria.vlisides

Trained journalist who's not yet jaded. Can't get enough of meeting new people, the view, cheap travel, cherry-blossom-flavored food, dinner&drinks. Painfully addicted to Japan's gochya-gochya machines. If you're the type of person to try something new vs. something you know you like, we'll get along. I'm originally from the USA. Now in Chiba Prefecture, and August 2016 marks two years in Japan. I've worked in journalism/newspapers for more than 5 years. My:  Blog  --  Instagram   Travels in Japan (in brief): Kagoshima (Yakushima), Shizuoka (Gunma (Oze National Park, Mt. Shibutsu, Minakamix2), Tochigi (Kinugawa-Onsen, Nikko), Hyogo (Kobex2, Arima Hot Springs), Kyoto x3, Osaka, Nagano (Hakuba), Yamanashi (Katsunuma, Kawaguchiko area, Mt. Daibosatsu x3), Okinawa, Aichi (Nagoya), Kanagawa (Yokohama, Enoshima, Hakone, Kamakura), Tokyo (of course), Chiba (Choshi, Onjuku Beach, Otaki Forest, Otaki Castle, Nokogiriyama, Chiba City, Isumi, Kamogawa), Gifu, Ibaraki (Hitachi Seaside Park), Saitama (Kawaguchi), Shizuoka (Izu), Tokushima Travels outside of Japan: South Korea, Italy, Greece, France, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico x2, 22 states within the USA Future travel goals: Fukuoka, (SK) Seoul (again!), Hokkaido, Mt. Zao, Hiroshima, Mt. Fuji, Daito Islands (Okinawa), Taiwan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Iceland, Norway, Kyrgastan

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Carol Akiyama 4 years ago
I just missed this! But the great thing about Tokyo is that there are so many things going on, so it's easy to move on. Glad you got to catch the work of a great creative mind!
Victoria Vlisides Author 4 years ago
Exactly!