Cinématic Architecture Tokyo (CAT) is a non-profit collective seeking for new expressions and urban design including solution for community by integrating architecture with film as well as art and literature. They are exploring an idea called Cinématic Architecture originally came from UK and are referring to the theory of Cinematic Architecture with the theory of Culture and Representation since 2009. The core members are architect, filmmaker, artist and designer and they idealise the concept as sparkle of inspiration generated by impetus of co-working in admixture and diversity with different professions and areas. CAT has been developing the idea by experimental workshops, studies and practical events, etc having people from many nationalities and different areas. The CAT’s events are opened to everyone without questioning their expertises, skills and experiences.
1. Fusion thought with experimentation of film and architecture
Focusing on architecture and film which are completely different media at first glance in particular by fusing and deepening the meaning the narrative and the construction, we are exploring and experimenting the theory and the new media created by these approach. It is, so to speak, a work to define Cinématic Architecture.
2. Expanding the possibilities of new design by connecting multiple genres
Like architecture, urban planning, film, art, web and design … there are things we can refer the process in other fields each other and possibly deal with in universal ways in the process of development and conceiving. We are seeking for possibilities of compositive solutions to the problems by collaboration crossing different genres.
3. Attempt with unique design program in Japan
We emphasis a "process-oriented" design especially the process from observation, interpretation, finding motivation, development, to conclusion. We believe that set up the assuredness and importance of the project and to be an suitable appearance to come out. We are through the workshop, such a method, in other words, we have to practice the philosophy of "excellent work comes from excellent process."
4. Presenting urban visions
Our works are aiming at not only individual design exploration but also interests and approaches to urban issues. They will be a presentation to give visions onto cities as urban planning and community design no matter how big or small they are.