This website is an online component of the exhibition Some Ideas on Living in London and Tokyo by Stephen Taylor and Ryue Nishizawa. On view at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal from 14 May until 26 October 2008, the exhibition features recent architectural projects by Stephen Taylor in London and Ryue Nishizawa in Tokyo that propose new approaches to living in urban environments.

Conceived as a platform for the exchange of ideas, the site presents CCA research and material from the exhibition and catalogue while soliciting independent content that extends the scope of the exhibition. Online visitors are invited to contribute their own ideas related to the work of Stephen Taylor and Ryue Nishizawa and to the broader theme of living in London and Tokyo.

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Some Ideas on Living in London and Tokyo by Stephen Taylor and Ryue Nishizawa marks the first North American presentation of residential projects by architects Taylor and Nishizawa and reveals their distinctive solutions to the challenges of building homes in existing dense urban fabrics. London and Tokyo provide particularly relevant ground for case studies not only due to the scale and complexity of their respective built environments, but especially for the way in which their increasing densities call for a redefinition of urban living. While facing similar issues related to growth, the two cities occupy cultural contexts in which themes of proximity, privacy, community, and public space take on different meanings and require distinct solutions.

The exhibition is organised by CCA Curator for Contemporary Architecture Giovanna Borasi in collaboration with Stephen Taylor and Ryue Nishizawa.

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The CCA thanks Hydro-Québec, and RBC Financial Group for its support.
The CCA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.