Last June we went to Austrian village of Raiding to meet Japanese architecture elite and document amazing project of Raiding Foundation created by Tokyo-based Austrian journalist Roland Hagenberg.
With Prague-based Lenka Míková of Edit! Architekti and photographer Tomáš Souček we have visited marvelous Austrian village of Raiding, birthplace of classical music composer Franz Liszt, to document special architecture project called Raiding Foundation. Founded by Roland Hagenberg, lover of Japanese architecture, the project focused on Raiding as a place for architecture experiments.
Roland have invited several famous Japanese architects to propose projects for different places around the village. The result is the series of small experimental architecture objects or installations which will be built in the following years. One of them, guesthouse Storkhouse by Terunobu Fujimori is already on place.
We have visited Roland's beautiful house in time when another famous Japanese architect visited the site and proposed his experimental Raiding Cube, the residency house for young musicians. The name of the architect is Hiroshi Hara, master of Japanese post-metabolist movement and architect of several monumental buildings such as Umeda Sky Building in Osaka (1993) or Kyoto Station (1997).
We have documented the project for Wallpaper magazine recent October 2013 issue, where you can find the article about. In the meantime we show you some nice photos with some of our new friends we have met there. Thanks Roland for the photos.
More about the project and amazing people we have met very soon!