Workshop: From Cinema to Architecture, Possibilities of Cinematic Architecture

It is a unique attempt at expression as cinematic architecture that links the different media of architecture and film. Not just specialists, but anyone interested in both architecture and cinema, in art and literature, in reading more about cinema and architecture, in deepening knowledge and thinking, and in expanding perspectives with thought experiment is very much welcome.

Attempts to ‘transform’ your inspiration taken from films into another media
The participants will choose one or more of the films on the list, study them and transform the inspiration into something different, such as architecture, objects (assemblages), drawings, collages, images, films, texts, fashion, urban planning or proposals. The format of expression can be digital, analogue or text. Tutors will support you from study to expression, consulting with your direction on the method.

You will not only create, but also discuss film and architecture in between. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, so please feel free to come along.

*The term ‘architecture’ here is not limited only to buildings, but also includes structures, systems and art forms in the broadest sense, and respects the participants’ own interpretation of ‘architecture’.

List of the reference films (with some architectural elements)

Harmony 2015 Talashi Nakamura

Interstellar 2014 Christopher Norlan

Inception 2010 Christopher Norlan

The Limits of Control 2009 Jim Jarmusch

Synecdoche, New York 2008 Charlie Kaufman

In the Mood for Love 2000 Wing Kar-wai

Nostalghia 1983 Andrei Tarkovsky

Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott

La Jetée 1962 Chris marker

Last Year in Marienbad 1961 Alain ResnaisTokyo Story 1953 Yasujiro Ozu

Date & time

2023 (2 days)

DAY 1 28 May, 13:30-16:00
Introduction – focus point of the work – methodology of transformation – discussion

DAY 2 11 June, 13:30-16:00(TBC)
Methodology – expression – discussion

*Tutorials available on request between DAY1 and 2 (online or at the venue) / Preparation briefing is also available. / If you cannot see the films, please do not hesitate to contact us.


1000 yen (DAY 1 and 2/includes basic materials)

How to apply

Advance booking required (maximum of 10 people/closes when capacity is reached).
Please book in advance by e-mail with your name and contact details.


Musashino Place 3F Space E
2-3-18 Sakaiminamicho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo(access)

What to bring

writing implement, laptop pc for printing or research (if you have/Your smart phone can be alternative)