Sunday, 31 October 2010

Rooms made out of Industrial Waste

Our digital tutor Daisuke sent us his new project at TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2010 where he curated an exhibition space all made out of industrial waste materials. This one is designed by Tokyo-based architect Florian Busch. It's amazing to see how garbage (cables and wires in this picture) can turn into beautiful construction materials only by compressing into thin sheets.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Workshop project in progress

An image of analogue computational model being developed by Ton, Nikola and Adriana. Overall geometry of the model is generated by a series of toothpicks acting as differential local pressure points on a thin plastic sheet.

Digital Tea House Exhibition and Gallery Talk

Here are images from Digital Tea House Exhibition and Gallery Talk at Ozone Gallery in Shinjuku Park Tower designed by Kenzo Tange.

Digital Tea House article on Domus

Salvator-John Liotta from Kuma Lab sent us the latest news on Digital Tea House appeared on this month’s Domus web. The Digital Tea houses was designed and constructed last summer by teams of students from University of Tokyo and Columbia University.
Here is the link for the article.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Prototyping Architecture Workshop 1

Our first design workshop -- the goal of this workshop is to design and fabricate a canopy based on the concept of tensegrity model developed by Kenneth Snelson and Buckminster Fuller.

Prototyping Architecture Workshop 1

Prototyping Architecture Workshop 1

Maya tutorial

Daisuke's fist Maya tutorial, covering the basic Maya Dynamics.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Welcome to Obuchi Lab at the University of Tokyo

Here is our 1st meeting at our new studio space which will also be a home of our brand new digital prototyping lab.