On Sunday 19 June, in the setting of Ca’ Tron in Venice, the presentation of the House Vision project covered House Vision Tokyo (30 July – 28 August 2016), China House Vision (September 2017) and Across Chinese Cities – China House Vision (until 23 September), as a parallel event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

House Vision is a Pan-Asian platform (currently involving China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia) of multidisciplinary research and development, co-curated by the designers Kenya Hara and Sadao Tsuchiya in Japan since 2013.

It is an exploration into future developments applied to domestic living, conducted by teams formed by architectural designers and leading companies in various sectors, working together to produce new visions of the home and forms of dwelling to respond to existing urban complexity, changes in lifestyles and human needs.

“House Vision is not simply a project on the construction industry, but a cross-sectorial program to reimagine the future. The purpose of this project is to discover potential innovative solutions to foreseeable social problems. The results are presented to the public in a direct and communicative way,” Kenya Hara explained.

The next stop in Tokyo from 30 July to 28 August (at Rinkai Fukutoshin District / 21 Aomi, Koto-ku) will have the title “Co-Dividual: Split and Connect / Separate and Come Together,” and will investigate ways to create new “connections” between individuals.

In Venice, at Ca’ Tron (Santa Croce 1957), the exhibition “Across Chinese Cities – China House Vision” (curated by Beatrice Leanza [BJDW] and Michele Brunello [Dontstop Architecture], until September 23) retraces the development of the project and presents the body of research produced over the years. Touching on the cultural and historical implications that impact the field of architecture in China today, plagued by factors of environmental change, demographics and generational segmentation.

China House Vision will be in the spotlight in the month of September, 2017.