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Dec '10 - Aug '12

 
  • amazing g30 pavilion 2012 working in progress_very recent material experiments

    Here are a series of images of the most recent g30 pavilion experiments,working in progress.                                        


  • Midterm Review

    Ken Oshima from University of Washington and John Bohn from SCI-ARC joined our midterm review on June.6.   


  • Annular Solar Eclipse in Tokyo

    G30 students have joined people gathering on the sidewalk in Tokyo last Monday to watch the annular solar eclipse, and sent us an image taken by her iphone.


  • G30 in Princeton

    As part of our studio project, we have traveled to the US last week, and visited New York, Boston and Princeton. The highlight of our trip was to join the Super Review, which was held at Princeton University, and to present our studio projects. The Super Review was organized as a final...


  • G30 in New York City

    A study trip to NYC.


  • Lecture by Klaas de Rycke

    Lecture by Klaas de Rycke on May 7, 13:00 – 14:30. Klaas is a managing director of Bollinger + Grohmann, Paris, and has worked together with SANAA and RDAI as a structural engineer. His lecture title is Geometry Topology Materiality; the structural parameters in a collaborative design...


  • Lecture by Jonathan Solomon

    Coinciding with Jonathan Solomon’s latest publication, Cities Without Ground, a book that maps the complex three-dimensional connectivity of Hong Kong's pedestrian passageways, this lecture explores general conditions of the aformal through specific exploration of three buildings in Hong...


  • Holcim Innovation Prize 2012

    Prof. Obuchi’s design team, Cast on Cast, from Design Research Lab at Architectural Association in London has received Holcim Innovation 3rd prize 2012. They received Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 1st prize in 2011 European category, and this time for its international...


  • G30 Exhibition

    G30 Studio work is now on display at the entrance hall of our building at Department of Architecture. Focus of our work so far is to establish the parallel design system between analogue and digital productions for differential mass-fabrications. 


  • Robotic Fabrications in Architecture

    Together with Matthias Kohler, Michael Budig and their students from ETH Zurich, we held a joint review and discussed the latest research on robotic fabrications in architectural experimentation.


  • Japan Studio 2012 Joint Midterm Review

    We hosted a midterm review at University of Tokyo joined by 9 schools from US, Europe and Asia. Participating schools: University of Tokyo Princeton University École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne University of Hong Kong Columbia University California College of the Arts...


  • obuchi lab + harvard gsd Tokyo site visit 3

    Tokyo Architectural Boat Tour We went to a boat trip to see a face of Tokyo which can only be seen from rivers. The trip was organized by Prof. Jinnai from Hosei University and also joined by Ken Oshima of Washington University and Prof. Mark Mulligan of Harvard GSD. We have seen many places in...


  • obuchi lab + harvard gsd Tokyo site visit 2

    We visited the world’s largest Storm Water Discharge Tunnel which prevents flooding disasters. A giant tunnel connects many small rivers with Edo River, Tokyo's major river, helping to reduce a potential overflow into residential areas during major storms.  The tunnel was HUGE! It is...


  • obuchi lab + harvard gsd Tokyo site visit 1

    We visited the world’s largest glass manufacturer, Asahi Glass, located in Ibaraki Prefecture just north of Tokyo.  The company has 4 large-scale factories in Japan, and the one we visited produces glass sheets mainly used for architectural applications, i.e., windows, doors, skylights...


  • obuchi lab + harvard gsd Tokyo lecture series 4

    Azby Brown from Kanazawa Institute of Technology joined us and spoke his latest book ‘Just Enough’. The main focus of the book is about the ecological network developed during the  17th and 18th centuries in Tokyo...


  • obuchi lab + harvard gsd Tokyo lecture series 3

    We visited Blest Co., a company invented a machine which turns plastic waste into gasoline, diesel, kerosene and other refined oil. We had a great talk by Akinori Ito, the president of Blest, who started up his company 9 years ago. His vision is to transform the public perception of trash not as...


  • obuchi lab + harvard gsd Tokyo lecture series 2

    Prof. Jun Sato from University of Tokyo spoke to G30 and Harvard GSD Tokyo Program students about design culture of structural engineering in Japan. He works with young Japanese architects like So Fujimoto and Jun Ishigami, and explores to integrate Japanese tradition and latest technological...


  • obuchi Lab + harvard gsd Tokyo lecture series 1

    G30 students and students from Harvard GSD Tokyo Program are joined by Morinosuke Kawaguchi, a technology consultant, who discussed the future of technology and how Japanese custom and subculture could help the direction of technological innovation.  ...


  • evolutionary productions seminar for harvard gsd Tokyo 2012

    Together with Toyo Ito and Ken Oshima of University of Washington, Prof. Obuchi started to teach Harvard students for their GSD Tokyo Program 2012. In the coming months, G30 students will be joining lecture series and site visits organized for Prof. Obuchi’s seminar course, Evolutionary...


  • g30 obuchi lab Christmas sushi party

    G30 Students and Teaching assistant Toshi went to Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s largest fish market, this morning and bought all kinds of fresh fish for our Christmas Party. After busy making components by evolutionary development processes, we will now get our hands sticky and make our...


  • Peter Eisenman Will Lecture @ Dept.of Architecture Univ.of Tokyo

    Peter Eisenman Will Lecture @ Dept.of Architecture Univ.of Tokyo on March.12.  


  • "justyou&me" interview series#3:wang shu-2012 pritzker prize winner

    during uia tokyo,i interviewed wang shu as the 3rd part of my "just you & me" interview series that aims to particularly asking the questions and arguing about issues and confusions in contemporary china's built environment. we had a very long talk(more than one hour) on chinese cultural...


  • GSD Harvard University Tokyo Program 2012 at University of Tokyo

    Currently, Prof.Obuchi has organized a series of lectures as part of Harvard Graduate School of Design Tokyo Program seminar titled Evolutionary Productions, which explores the history and technological developments of Japanese craft traditions and manufacturing systems. Japan offers a unique...


  • 1st year student working in progress

    already midnight at University of Tokyo now,1st year new students @ Obuchi lab are still working on their "generative mass production" project for the 1st stage design review on next monday. as a 2nd year student,i found this year's design research topic for workshop one(to design a material...


  • Digital fab lab opens today

    Today,we are going to have a lot of activities and lectures for our digital fab lab's opening. I will post more information soon!!! Joined by Jesse Reiser from Princeton University, Tom Verebes from Hong Kong University and Michael Hansmeyer from ETH Zurich, we packed the lecture hall, and had a...


  • Another Version Minimal Surface Pavilion at Tokyo Designers Week 2011

    We(Digital Fab Lab/Obuchi Lab @ Tokyo University) are participating this year’s Tokyo Designers Week and exhibiting our Minimal Surface Pavilion. This is our 6th version since we started constructing last September, and it gets better each time we reconstruct at different locations. Tokyo...


  • Digital Fabrication Lab Launch Event on 11.12.2011

    We will hold a launch event for our Digital Fabrication Lab on November 12. This event was originally planned for March 15, 2011, but it was cancelled due to the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake. We will be joined by Jesse Reiser from Princeton University who is Director of Graduate Program at School of...


  • Minimal Surface Pavilion Constrcution Finished @ Shinjuku

    Here are the latest pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *the minimal surface pavilion project was developed this summer@digital fabrication lab/obuchi lab of the university of tokyo,directed by yusuke obuchi/kengo kuma/jun sato.


  • a recent project at university of tokyo-minimal surface pavilion

    As an attempt to create a structure as light as possible while generating a complex spatial geometry, a shrink-wrap membrane was used as a tension element connecting two independent rings together. The concept of Minimal Surface Pavilion was conceived as an urban furniture providing a place to...


  • 9`19 tokyo anti-nuclear parade/protest-oh-so many people

    today,tens of thousands of people in tokyo gathered at meji park right behind Kenzo Tange's olympic stadium,for an all-time anti-nuclear parade. i got information of this event from an italian architect marco corbella working at tokyo...thanks marco... core promoters of the big parade are...


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