HARA Hiroshi + Atelier Phi Architectural Drawings

 The archives comprise architectural design drawings (about 15,000 pieces) and sketch materials (about 4,000 pieces). The drawings mainly include works up to 2000, while the sketch materials include works after 2000. Major works are covered exhaustively and include materials from before the establishment of Atelier Phi (RAS Architecture Institute). Many drawings and sketches for major projects, such as the Kyoto Station Building and New Umeda Sky Building, are left, allowing the views to follow the design process in detail. Many large sketches illustrate the entire elevation surface on paper larger than A0 sheets, showing that the unique design is generated based on through consideration.
 In addition to materials for realized works, there are also many materials for a wide variety of challenging projects, for instance, the Yukotai no Sekai [The World of Porous Body] and Parc de la Villette: Paris International Design Competition, as well as materials for works such as the Modal Space of Consciousness.

HARA Hiroshi (1936-)

HARA Hiroshi received a B.A. in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of Tokyo. He became an associate professor at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo in 1982, a professor there in 1987, and emeritus professor in 1997. He began to collaborate with Atelier Φ in 1970.

Major Works

  • 1964 Osaka University of Arts, formerly Naniwa University of Arts, Design Com
  • 1967 Ito House
  • 1970 Awazu House
  • 1973 Hara House
  • 1982 Parc de la Villette: Paris International Design Competition
  • 1983 Tasaki Museum of Art
  • 1984 Modal Space of Consciousness
  • 1985 Yamato International
  • 1986 Iida City Museum
  • 1987 Media Park KÖln invited International Urban Design Competition
  • 1991 Kyoto Station Building
  • 1993 Miyagi Prefectural Library
  • 1997 Sapporo Dome
  • 2003 Fukushima Prefectural Aizu Gakuho Middle School and High School

Past Exhibitions in NAMA

  • Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s – 1990s, 2017
    Contents Hara House.
  • Museums by Japanese Architects 1940s -1980s: Origins and Trajectories, 2020
    Contents Sueda Art Gallery, The Tasaki Museum of Art, Iida City Museum.
  • Designing Home: Masterpiece Houses from NAMA’s Collection 1940-1975, 2021
    Contents Hara House.
  • HARA Hiroshi:“What is Possible in Architecture?”55 Years of Ideas About Yūkōtai (Porous Bodies) and Floating, 2022