IT IS A GARDEN

IT IS A GARDEN

IT IS A GARDEN stands in the forest of Karuizawa, surrounding and surrounded by the trees and plants of the forest.

Korogaru Garden

Korogaru Garden

Korogaru Garden is a landscape of our near future manifested as a children’s park.

Original Moroccan Cement Tile

Original Moroccan Cement Tile

Production of 1,000 pieces of cement tiles with an original pattern whose mould does not exist.

CONTE-NU

CONTE-NU

No one had known the previous owner, nor the main purpose of this 35sqm space, except that the previous owner had left a large decorative display shelves which covered the entire main wall.

The Blind Dream

The Blind Dream

          Close your eyes.

Seeing Red [scenography]

Seeing Red [scenography]

Seeing Red is a performance piece initiated and directed by Takayuki Fujimoto, choreographed by Jung Young Doo, with scenography by Megumi Matsubara.

Megumi Matsubara & Nástio Mosquito

Megumi Matsubara & Nástio Mosquito

“Megumi Matsubara & Nástio Mosquito” is a work consisting of installation & performance.

Korogaru Pavilion

Korogaru Pavilion

On the vast lawn of the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) forecourt, Megumi Matsubara & Hiroi Ariyama of the Japanese architecture firm Assistant designed two pavilions where children can play over the summer.

House of 33 Years

House of 33 Years

The House of 33 Years is a residence located next to the world heritage Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan.

Obscure Architecture

Obscure Architecture

Architecture Driven by Stories Text by Hiroyuki Hattori (Curator, ACAC) There are types of architecture for which associated narratives rather than their designs are critical to the determination of their value.

Artists and the Disaster | Documentation in Progress [exhibition design]

Artists and the Disaster | Documentation in Progress [exhibition design]

The exhibition design was developed responding to the curators’ concept to create an experience of transitions since The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, through the actions and artworks by 23 artists after the event tracing the ways in which their work unfolded between March 2011 and the present in chronological sequence.

Ghost House

Ghost House

Ghost House is a part of House of 33 Years, designed as an homage to Philip Johnson and his Ghost House in the Glass House: our Ghost House is given the same name and same proportion as the folly that stands in Philip Johnson’s house which was originally built as an homage to Frank Gehry in 1984.

You were not where I was when I was there. We were in completely different places. <br>So you did not see anything and I could not show anything to you.

You were not where I was when I was there. We were in completely different places.
So you did not see anything and I could not show anything to you.

« New Perception: To think like you feel, to create like you think, and to feel like you create » Text by Kotaro Shimada (Curator) *Excerpts from the exhibition catalog “… architectural unit Assistant directly intervenes in the real cities and architecture and augments reality by making the ‘in-between’ visible.

Luna Loop

Luna Loop

If you are on the Moon, how will you view the Moon? Luna Loop is a bridge built on the Moon for ‘Tsukimi: moon viewing.

Contemporary Rakugo [stage set]

Contemporary Rakugo [stage set]

Tota Hasegawa conceived the idea and commissioned Rakugo storyteller Shinosuke Tachikawa to create a Rakugo performance under the title of ‘Ready-made,’ as a contemporary interpretation of Japanese traditional storytelling.

Air Library

Air Library

The entrance of the Dentsu's headquarters building (48-floor building designed by Jean Nouvel) is transformed into a library for the period of one month.

Windscape

Windscape

A big window was designed to observe the moving shape of wind as an urban intervention.

FLAIR POOL

FLAIR POOL

ABSENT SCHOOL : visionary school : vol.

VOID

VOID

The group show was organised by CPUE (Curatorial Practice in Urban Environment) run by Yuko Hasegawa.

TOO MANY A’S

TOO MANY A’S

ABSENT SCHOOL : visionary school : vol.

X2 TOKYO

X2 TOKYO

An urban research project on the potential relationship between bicycles and Tokyo.

Symmetric Arrangement of Time and Space

Symmetric Arrangement of Time and Space

A spatial-perception / architecture workshop to create 11 types of time and 11 types of space simultaneously.

With/Without Me

With/Without Me

An installation designed as a temporary library to showcase exhibition-related books, audios and videos.

RETROSPECTIVE i.e.

RETROSPECTIVE i.e.

回顧展、ライブラリ、アクティベートされる思考 text by rep.

It's a Tasty World - Food Science, Now!

It's a Tasty World - Food Science, Now!

The theme of the exhibition space is “relashionship”.

UN/BUILT STORE

UN/BUILT STORE

Case Study Store No.

Diary for Simultaneous August 2008

Diary for Simultaneous August 2008

Public/image, an online visual art magazine curated an online exhibition.

ABSENT CAFE

ABSENT CAFE

Public art installation in the cafe located in the Marunouchi Building's main lobby, commissioned by the building's owner Mitsubishi Jisho Property Management during Marunouchi Artweeks.

Picture book and Architecture

Picture book and Architecture

1-day architecture workshop for architecture/art students.

BOOJUM

BOOJUM

An installation “BOOJUM” is based on and takes its title from the imaginary creature described in Lewis Carroll's poem ‘The Hunting of the Snark’.

ABSENT CITY

ABSENT CITY

An urban research project that started from a series of interviews with seven inhabitants of Tokyo entitled Sociological Lunch.

Translucent Passage

Translucent Passage

“Translucent Passage” is an overall scenography created for the exhibition “Mellow Fever”: an art exhibition that showed contemporary asian artists in a 360sqm gallery space inside Galeries Lafayette building.

Shirokane Dental Office

Shirokane Dental Office

Dental clinic's interior design vol 2.

New York Magazine Public Art Proposal Blueprint

New York Magazine Public Art Proposal Blueprint

Multiple satellite balloons are used to block the streets in Manhattan.

Mon Lou Lou

Mon Lou Lou

Hair salon Mon Lou Lou's interior designed as a passage, which linked the front street to the back street.

Tremors were Forever: Remember Le Corbusier

Tremors were Forever: Remember Le Corbusier

An architecture workshop for children developed originally for a poetry magazine Eureka—Poetry and Criticism, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Le Corbusier.

Tremors were Forever: Remember Le Corbusier [ver. Eureka]

Tremors were Forever: Remember Le Corbusier [ver. Eureka]

An architecture workshop for children.

Woven Marionette

Woven Marionette

The invitation to DesignTide 2007 as one of the exhibiting artists/designers became a slightly unusual large-scale project: designing main exhibition space scenography as well as building's façade.

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

The space was designed for the second exhibition of Swedish furniture brand Vujj in Milan Design Week 2007.

Feminine Ties / Good For All Weather Camouflage Scarf / me, too. Handkerchief

Feminine Ties / Good For All Weather Camouflage Scarf / me, too. Handkerchief

Feminine ties designed for Japanese tie brand Giraffe, and its presentation at Gallery Mitate.

me, too.

me, too.

The T-shirt was commissioned by Tokyo Art Beat.

Timberland Concept Store

Timberland Concept Store

Our intention was to create "Timberland's Forest" in Shibuya, that represents "Urban Forest Environment" where people, urban life, nature, and sourceful information about quality life and environment meet.

Setagaya Dental Office

Setagaya Dental Office

Dental clinic's interior design vol 1.

ANCE

ANCE

The project was initiated by a street dancer who wanted to bring street dance scene to a higher cultural level.

Probarious

Probarious

The exhibition "Probarious" consists of three-dimensional objects by PMKFA and visual commentary by Assistant.

Slow/Motion: Fieldworkshop

Slow/Motion: Fieldworkshop

Invited to give a workshop at Akiyoshidai International Art Village, a field workshop was conducted, using Creative Box: GPS-mobile program that we had recently produced.

Totoro House

Totoro House

Totoro House is an exhibition set designed to celebrate a launch of a Swedish furniture brand Vujj during London Design Week.

Kinuta Stone Spa

Kinuta Stone Spa

Stone spa interior design featuring a reception desk over-covered by red-poppy-drawn mosaic tiles, and interior walls printed with white poppies.

Good-For-All-Weather Camouflage Pattern

Good-For-All-Weather Camouflage Pattern

Graphic pattern drawn by Megumi Matsubara to camouflage itself from all types of weather; functions in all scale with the maximum size enlargement equalling infinite.

Tremors were Forever

Tremors were Forever

“Tremors were Forever” was an exhibition curated/produced/designed by French artists item idem, Loris Gréaud and ASSISTANT, at Caniche Courage, a nomad art space run by item idem in Aoyama.

A Psychedelic Mantis House for L.G.

A Psychedelic Mantis House for L.G.

The project was completed as a contribution work to a French artist Loris Gréaud’s first monographic book published in France in February 2006 and soon-to-be available in many other countries.

HAPPY CITY

HAPPY CITY

Happy City is a psychological city map of Tokyo, created as an online platform for GPS- installed Internet-connectable mobile phones.