BOTTEGA VENETA’S INITIATIVE TO SAVE JAPAN’S MODERN ARCHITECTURE
Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta and architecture enthusiast, has rallied to raise awareness for Japanese Modernism Architecture. Many iconic buildings are at high risk of being demolished or adapted beyond recognition due to earthquake resistance issues or economic changes; with the upcoming 2020 Olympics, even more could disappear.
A longtime admirer of these distinguished design landmarks, Maier explains, “as part of the cultural heritage of the future, it would be a great loss for the next generation to be unable to embrace the beauty of these icons for themselves.”
A glimpse of some of Japan’s post-war architecture.