Completed in 2005 by Japanese Architect Jun Igarashi, the Playhouse for the Osaka Contemporary Theater Festival aimed to be an ambiguous space.
Temporary Playhouse in Osaka Technical Information
- Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
- Location: Osaka, Japan
- Typology: Cultural Architecture / Installation
- Material: Air tube Curtains
- Project Year: 2005
- Photographs: © Shinkenchiku-sha, Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects
Temporary Playhouse in Osaka Photographs
The design competition was held in April 2005, where 578 artists registered, and 117 applied with their ideas. The construction budget was 10 million yen. On March 16, 2004, the final open competition was held, and one Grand Prix winner and 5 special awards were given. The winner of the Grand Prix was Jun Igarashi. The competition judges were Yasutaka Yamazaki, Norihiko Dan, Yukichi Matsumoto, Yukio Fujimoto, Jun Kobori, and Masahiro Iwasak, Shigehumi Fukatsu.
The Osaka Contemporary Theater Festival aimed to be an ambiguous space yet real. The theatre had a round shape divided by 313 polyethylene air tubes and cloth curtains. The audience could enter the theatre from anywhere, which was wonderfully charming.
Temporary Playhouse Plans
Temporary Playhouse Gallery & Plans
About Jun Igarashi
Born in Hokkaido in 1970, Jun Igarashi graduated from Hokkaido Central Engineering College in 1990. From 1991 to 1995, he worked at Ben Architects before establishing Jun Igarashi Architects in 1997. In 2005, he began teaching at Hokkaido Institute of Technology and at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2006.