Wednesday, 22 May 2013

G30 in Kentuck Knob

20 minutes drive from Fallingwater, there was another house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In contrast to the Fallingwater, which is located in the woods, Kentuck Knob sits on the top of the hill with a great view of mountains beyond.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

G30 in Fallingwater

We left our hotel in Upper Westside, Manhattan 5 AM and drove 6 hours straight to visit Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Monday, 20 May 2013

G30 in New York

G30 in Princeton

As last year, we participated in Japan Studio Project with Princeton University, Tsinghua University, and Nagoya Institute of Technology. The Super-Jury, one-day event, was held at the School of Architecture at Princeton.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Living in Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa

Ana Luisa, one of our former G30 students, has been living in the iconic Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa.  Here is her article of her account as a residence of the tower.

Our current G30 student has since then moved in and started to report the updates of the tower which is threatened to be demolished. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

G30 Summer Pavilion Work in Progress 01

G30 Summer Pavilion Project has officially kicked off. As two previous pavilion projects, Pro. Jun Sato will join us as our structural engineer.

The structural system was developed as a Tensegrity, connecting varying sizes of components with thin stainless cables, creating a network of tension and compression in the form of stable shell structure. When the components are linked as a 2D surface, it remains as flexible. When the 2D surface is positioned in a specific 3D geometry, it locks into a stable Tensegrity structure.