Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Visit to Japan's Inland Sea

Staff and students visited several islands in Japan's Inland Sea last week in an effort to see and experience international and domestic art and design. The itinerary for the trip included Shodoshima, Inujima, Teshima, and Naoshima.

A historic local soy sauce maker on Shodoshima. Staff kindly provided a brief tour of the facilities and explained the manufacturing process, distribution efforts, and history of the location.
 Meipam (maze town) near Toshogu Port on Shodoshima. The winding streets are filled with art and design spots for examination.

I-Art House.

 C-Art House.
 A-Art House.
 S-Art House.
 F-Art House.

 Inujima Seirensho Art Museum.

 Teshima Art Museum.

 Takamatsu Port Area.

 Naoshima Pavilion, by Sou Fujimoto.
 Red Pumpkin, by Yayoi Kusama.

 Naoshima Hall, by Hiroshi Sambuichi.
 Art House Project "Haisha," by Shinro Ohtake.
 Naoshima Bath ”I♥湯” (I love YU), by Shinro Ohtake.
 100 Living Tales exhibit, by Yuki Iiyama. Gallery 6.
 Marine Station "Naoshima," by Kazuyo Sejima.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


T_ADS is pleased to welcome Thomas Weaver, Editor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Join us in Room 415 on Wednesday, March 14 at 3:00 PM for Tom's lecture, This Has Killed That.

Abstract: This lecture explores architecture's recent and not so recent infatuation with books and publications and suggests how this has challenged the primacy of the building in architectural discourse. A parallel narrative will present one particular publication – the AA School of Architecture's long-running journal AA Files – through which various orthodoxies of writing and mediating architecture will be simultaneously historicised and questioned.

Bio: Thomas Weaver is an architectural writer, teacher and editor. Educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture and then at Princeton University, he subsequently worked as editor of ANY magazine in New York and taught courses in architectural theory and design at the Cooper Union. Since 2007 he has worked at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, where he edits the award-winning journal AA Files and manages all of the AA’s other publications, together with visiting lectureships in schools of architecture across Europe.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Robot Arm Workshop

Today, we have a robot arm workshop.

We generated a series of commands for the robot arm with Rhinoceros+Grasshopper.

Then we made the robot arm cut some pieces of foam with a heat-wire.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Thursday, 26 November 2015

TOCA Pavilion Construction Week 2, Thursday

Here are a few images of the latest development at the pavilion site