LLOVE is an experimental art project. It is organized by the Dutch Embassy in Japan and the local authorities in Nara prefecture. It takes place over one month and it is the only art exhibition where visitors can stay overnight. Suzanne Oxenaar, the artistic director of LLOYD HOTEL in Amsterdam, had a series of concepts for the project: ‘an inconspicuous reception,’ ‘rooms can be selected according to your mood,’ and ‘they are hotels filled with love.’ Taking these concepts, Jo Nagasaka from SSCHEMATA who joined the project as the architectural director, took charge of the spatial design, planning and management. He designed ‘a room with a rolling bed that needs three people to rotate it.’ He was also responsible for the communal spaces including the cafe.
date : 2010.10.22(Fri.) – 2010.11.23(tue.)
venue : Daikanyama I studio 1-36-10 Ebisu-nishi,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo JAPAN
organizers : Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands/Nara Prefecture
concept director : Suzanne Oxenaar(Lloyd Hotel )
architectural director : Jo Nagasaka
designer : Jo Nagasaka , Richard Hutten , Joep Van Lieshout , Pieke Bergmans , Ryuji Nakamura , Scholten & Baijings , Hideyuki Nakayama , Yuko Nagayama , Thonik