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.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

G30 Summer Pavilion Construction Update 3

 It's done!

G30 Summer Pavilion Construction Update 2

All in a days work...

G30 Summer Pavilion construction update

Here are some highlight images from yesterday's constructions of our pavilion project. We are currently adjusting some components and installing furniture pieces inside. More images will be uploaded later once all is finished by the end of today.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Obuchi Lab - Students at Work

 Here are some images of students at work at Obuchi Lab.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Component Assembly Begins

Having recently completed the inflation of all stainless steel components, and the attaching of reinforcement plates to critical corners established through structural analysis simulations, the pavilion team has shifted gears to begin connecting the components to the tension cables we fabricated earlier in the month. This task has proved particularly challenging due to the bulk of the assembly and stiffness of the components and cables. Our goal is to have the attaching phase completed ahead of Obayashi's visit to install the base ring element which connects the pavilion shell to the foundation.

On the other front, bench construction nears completion. In the coming days we will bring the modules outdoors in order to determine their fit against the physical conditions on site, then stain and seal the wood.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Ninety Nine Failures Exhibition

The exhibition featuring our forthcoming pavilion is now on display at the Engineering Building #11 at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo through December 7th.

Open: Weekday only, 7:00 – 19:00 (free of charge)
Location: Department of Architecture, Engineering Building No.11, Lobby on 1st Floor

Opening Reception
Date: Sunday, November 24th, 17:00 – 19:00
Location: Department of Architecture, Engineering Building No.11, 1st Floor Lobby (free of charge)