Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Guest Lecture: Peter Cook (Dec 22)

On Monday, December 22, Visiting Professor Peter Cook gave a special guest lecture and participated in a discussion with Kengo Kuma in Lecture Hall #15 at Engineering Building #1 at the University of Tokyo.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Commune 246 opened!!

We successfully completed the project of Food Cart in Commune 246, Aoyama, Tokyo!! Now entire Commune246 is open thus please visit the facility!
(You can see our Food Cart wrapped by chopsticks in the middle of the photo.)
Our cart accommodate a Shop which sells Organic Soy Bean products ranging from Japanese traditional "Natto" to Soy milk smoothy. You can find more info about Commune 246 in following links.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Guest Lecture: Yael Reisner (Dec 20)

On Saturday, December 20, Yael Reisner gave a guest lecture in Lecture Hall 15 in Engineering Building #1 at the University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus.

The lecture, entitled "When Architecture is Experienced as Beautiful", was moderated by Kengo Kuma.

Friday, 19 December 2014

December 19th, 2014: T_ADS Christmas Party

On December 19th, 2014, T_ADS hosted the Annual Christmas Party!

Every year Obuchi Lab hosts a Christmas Sushi Party for all the lab's staff and students. Fresh fish from Tsukiji transformed into nigiri sushis by students and staffs, and served to everybody who came. Good time was had by all, enlivened with sake and beer.

It is also a tradition for a new staff member to take first year students to Tsukiji Market early in the morning to purchase a lot of fresh sushi-grade fish meat.
This year, we bought scrumptious pieces of tuna, swordfish, salmon, octopus, and shrimps.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Shifting Shifts

In the past two weeks everyone had shifts for guarding the pavilion while providing information for passers by. We had a little intervention =]

Ready to be whisked away to Elisyum...

The Pavilion has been demolished this morning by Shimizu and remains will be taken away by tomorrow. Holding chopsticks will never feel the same again.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Csting Chopsticks on site at Commune246

We finished (!!) the process of casting Chopsticks onto the main wooden structures of our food cart in Commune 246. They are still covered by blue tarps until getting finished by water-proof coating but we are all super excited to unveil the tarp very soon!

Last day of pavilion construction

Few photos from the last day of pavilion construction: weather was beautiful and atmosphere on the site was great!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The pavilion is finished

We are very proud to announce that the construction of the STIK Pavilion has been finished today!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Commune 246 food cart project under construction

The construction of our food cart project in Commune 246 now get started! YES!! We designed our food cart to be wrapped by Cast-On-Site Chopstick finishes, which fabrication system has been developed by our Digital Fabrication Lab at T_ADS in collaboration with Shimizu Corporation. Now we completed an assembly of main wooden structures capped by a roof steel frame with transparent tent roof on it. We will start soon the Chopstick casting phase!