Friday, 30 October 2015

Positioning system test

Today we tested a motion capturing system for our pavilion.

Shinto Ceremony for 2015 DFL Pavilion Toca

Obuchi Lab staff and students joined members of Takenaka Co. for a Shinto ceremony before the construction of this year's DFL Pavilion, Toca, which means "touch" in Spanish. Our project has been blessed by a Shinto priest!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Guest lecture by Andrew Kudless at the T_ADS

On October 23rd, Andrew Kudless presented his projects at the T_ADS Obuchi Lab.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Guest Lecture: Andrew Kudless of Digital Craft Lab

Obuchi lab will host Andrew Kudless of the Digital Craft Lab for a guest lecture on Friday, October 23, 2015. The lecture will be held in Room 415 of the Architecture Building (Engineering Building #1) on Hongo Campus. 

Lecture Title: Design Morphologies

Andrew Kudless is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the California College of Arts. At CCA, he is the Co-Director of the Digital Craft Lab that supports and promotes advanced research in architectural design, digital fabrication, material science, data visualization and robotics. In addition, he is the founder and principal designer of Matsys, a design firm based in Oakland, California.

This talk will focus on several design morphologies that have been served as a research framework for several projects at Matsys. These morphologies, from shells to cells, from fields to bubbles, extend across many scales in the work and facilitate the engagement of topics such as structural form-finding, difference and repetition, minimal waste fabrication, and self-organizing form and performance. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Jason Johnson at the T_ADS Obuchi Lab

Jason Johnson presented his projects at the T_ADS Obuchi Lab.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Guest Lecture: Jason Kelly Johnson of Future Cities Lab

Obuchi lab is pleased to host Jason Kelly Johnson of Future Cities Lab for a guest lecture on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The lecture will be held in Room 415 of the Architecture Building (Engineering Building #1) on Hongo Campus. Please join us!

Experiments, Prototypes, Utopias
Jason Kelly Johnson, Future Cities Lab

Jason Kelly Johnson's Future Cities Lab is at the forefront of exploring how advanced technologies, robotics, social media and the internet of things will profoundly transform how we live, work, communicate, interact and play in the future. As a part of the lab's core research agenda they synthesize past, present and future trajectories into radically synthetic forms of architectural production, interaction and participation.

Jason Kelly Johnson is founding design Principal of Future Cities Lab in San Francisco. He is currently an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and Co-Director of CCA's Digital Craft Lab.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Congratulations to Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the Obuchi Lab Graduates of the Class of 2015!