TOTO hosts India’s 2nd edition of the TOTO Architect Talk
An insightful seminar & panel discussion on ‘Archaeology of the Future’ with keynote speaker Ar. Tsuyoshi Tane, a globally celebrated contemporary architect.
“We strive to amalgamate the rich culture of Japan and India focusing on various innovations that can be inculcated in the industry.” - Mr. Taro Muroi, Managing Director- TOTO India
It was a stupendous soiree, one to remember and cherish as TOTO India successfully hosted the 2nd edition of the TOTO Architect Talk at Trident, BKC on 7th February 2020. Spearheaded and inaugurated by Mr. Taro Muroi, Managing Director- TOTO India; the event witnessed an insightful seminar & panel discussion on ‘Archaeology of the Future’. The panel was graced by prominent personalities and pioneers from the Indian Architecture and Design landscape along with keynote speaker Ar. Tsuyoshi Tane, a globally celebrated contemporary architect. the event also witnessed other notable speakers at the panel such as Ar. Alpa Shikre, Principal, SSA Architects, Ar. Reza Kabul, President, ARK Reza Kabul Architects, and, Ar. Alan Abraham, Joint Principal Architect, Abraham John Architects with Ar. Sandeep Shikre, Principal, SSA Architects moderating the panel discussion.
Ar. Tsuyoshi Tane’s talked about work anthology on Archaeology of the Future focusing on forgotten memory hidden behind modernization and globalization. In his address, Ar. Tane also presented an orientation about his working philosophy “Archaeology of The Future” and his key projects like Kofun Stadium of Japanese Olympics 2020, LIGHT is TIME, Estonian National Museum (34,000 M2 | completed in 2016), Scramble Stadium (approx. 80,000 M2), Hirosaki Contemporary Art Museum (3,500 M2), Furoshiki Pavilion at the Hotel de Ville de Paris (5,000 M2 | completed in 2018) to the private commissions and product design, artistic installations for the Milan Design Week.
Ar. Tsuyoshi Tane also recalled his association with TOTO and how he regularly visits TOTO Publishing / Gallery MA for academic, research, and different idea exchange programs. He also spoke on his connect with TOTO as a publishing partner for the monograph "Archaeology of the future" that documents his creation and exploration of how architecture creates the future.
Speaking on the Architect Talk, Mr. Taro Muroi, MD of TOTO India said, " The Architect Talk is a medium for us to create a knowledge sharing platform for the industry. Through this event we strive to amalgamate the rich culture of Japan and India focusing on various innovations that can be inculcated in the industry. This year we are extremely delighted to host Ar. Tsuyoshi Tane as our keynote speaker. Focusing on his work ’Archeology of the Future', the talk provides a well-rounded perspective to key stakeholders of the industry from architects to designers.
Expressing his views on the event, Ar. Tsuyoshi Tane said,” I am extremely thrilled to be a part of this year’s Architect Talk hosted by TOTO India who have been a forerunner in the bathroom solution industry for decades. I believe in an industry like architecture and design, innovations and approach have a global implication and is not restricted to a particular region and this event is right step towards creating a global platform for exchange of ideas and opinions."