Thursday, 26 November 2015
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Online Registration Deadline Nov. 26, 2015
Applying for T_ADS G30 Obuchi Lab
Our 2016-2017 application is now available. If you are interested in applying for T_ADS G30 Obuchi Lab, please visit the Global 30 website for information about the application procedures.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Please join us in room 415 on Thursday, November 26th for a lecture entitled "How Behaviors can be Resources for Commonality-based Space Design" by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Building Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and his wife Momoyo Kajima founded architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow in 1992. The Tokyo-based practice is renowned for their domestic, commercial and cultural architecture and theories, especially their work surrounding the concept “Behaviorology.” The firm has also championed the experimental project “Micro-Public-Space,” which has been exhibited across the globe. The pair has published 11 books, including the Pet Architecture Guidebook, which documents small buildings situated in tiny locations all over Tokyo. Tsukamoto is the associate professor in the Graduate School of Architecture and Building Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Most recently, he was the architect for the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York, Berlin, and Mumbai.
Bio excerpted from: http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/en/jury/profile/yoshiharu-tsukamoto
Friday, 20 November 2015
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
On November 17th Theodore Spyropoulos, director of AA Design Research Laboratory and Minimaforms design studio, presented his work and research at the T_ADS Obuchi Lab.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
This project is called a Pop-up Shelter. It is currently installed at the 2015 Real Size Design Thinking exhibition. By combining stretchable fabric and FRP elastic rods, a soft enclosure is created. The fabric has pockets to contain the rods.
To make the form, the rods are first inserted into the fabric. Next, the fabric is stretched and the intersection points of the rods are secured in place with zip-ties. The geometry is flat in the beginning, but it becomes a 3D form after the intersection points of all the rods are fixed.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Three projects by Obuchi Lab made into the finalist at the Real Size Thinking Competition in Tokyo.
This project, ‘Harvesting Plasticity’, uses bio-degradable plastic to create a temporary structure. A motion-tracking system was developed to position the members precisely and a custom 3d plastic extrusion tool was used to connect the members.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Structural components are made of recycled ground coffee beans, creating aromatic environment of coffee. The components are naturally fire resistance thus proving a place for smoking area.
Monday, 9 November 2015
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