Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lecture by Mohsen Mostafavi

Lecture by Mohsen Mostafavi
Title: Design Education and Societal Engagement 

Mohsen Mostafavi will give a lecture titled Design Education and Societal Engagement at Obuchi Lab this Saturday, 2/15 from 5:00 PM. The lecture will be followed by discussions with students and teaching staff. 

Mohsen Mostafavi, architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. His work focuses on modes and processes of urbanization and on the interface between technology and aesthetics. 
He was formerly the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University where he was also the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He studied architecture at the AA, and undertook research on counter-reformation urban history at the Universities of Essex and Cambridge. He has been the Director of the Master of Architecture I Program at the GSD and has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Cambridge, and the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts (St├Ądelschule).

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Symposium with Maki + Isozaki + Hara

Symposium: Architectural Theory Now 

Fumihiko Maki, Arata Isozaki and Hiroshi Hara
with Kengo Kuma, Yusuke Obuchi, Hidetoshi Ono, Manabu Chiba

Here are images of the symposium that took place last weekend at the University of Tokyo. Instead of having a marathon presentation by the guest speakers, the symposium was organized as a roundtable discussion.

Friday, 6 December 2013

How to Join Obuchi Lab at University of Tokyo

Here are some info on how to apply University of Tokyo and to join Obuchi Lab.



Tuition and Fees:
$5,300 per year + $2,800 one-time admission fee (exchange rate as of 12/1/13)

Obuchi Lab Project Books

Some of our projects from last year are available to be previewed at our issuu stack link below:

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pavilion's Construction Process

Our pavilion's construction process packed into 5-minute video.


Saturday, 30 November 2013

Getting Ready for the Symposium with Maki + Isozaki + Hara

We are getting ready for the symposium tomorrow with guest speakers including Fumihiko Maki, Arata Isozaki and Hiroshi Hara. In order to avoid a potential logistical issue, we will be distributing tickets for the event.

for more info on the event, please visit the following link:


Friday, 29 November 2013

G30 Summer Pavilion Construction Update 4

Here are the latest images of the pavilion. A few temporary posts were added after a strong gust of wind swept through Tokyo.