T_ADS Obuchi Lab is the Master of Engineering in Architecture and Urbanism course at the University of Tokyo. Obuchi Lab is dedicated to the research on the emergence of global network society and its effect on architecture, urbanism and design culture. It is an interdisciplinary experimental design research laboratory connecting architecture, engineering and computations to theorize and to develop design proposals for the contemporary environments.
G30's 1st year students presented their four pavilion projects to our guest critics, Mitsuhiro Kanda(Tokyo University of the Arts/Arup) and Jun Sato(the University of Tokyo/Jun Sato Structural Engineers). The students received interesting feedback regarding structural and fabrication issues from both of the structural engineers. The all four projects will be developed further after the break to build mock-ups early next year.
This is the last week of 2012 for G30, and the 2nd year studio had presentations today. We invited Tomohiko Yamanashi from Nikken Sekkei to review some projects that will be developed further for their thesis projects in the coming semester.
Followed by 2nd year studio, we are going to have the 1st year studio review tomorrow. If you are around, please stop by to see the presentations. (Dec 20th, 2pm-5pm)