The lecture will describe three projects from Balestra’s interdisciplinary platform Urban Nouveau: 1. Incremental Housing Strategy in India: a method to legalize a natural construction process made by the urban poor, keeping the urban fabric of the village intact and transforming old shacks into safe living structures while bringing water, waste water removal and electricity into every home. Each house prototype is the result of a participatory design with the residents and every home is customizable by the user. The pilot project comprises 1200 houses. 2. Connecting Stockholm: a long term regional strategy for the region of Stockholm in Sweden. The tactic aims at framing the urban growth of the city and the suburbs in what Urban Nouveau calls bridge villages. These urban bridges are communities that stand in between the currently segregated pieces of the city. 3. TISA / The Informal School of Architecture: the launching of a vehicle to bring students out of the school or university building and connect them with underprivileged communities and people with hardcore problems. By interacting with locals and understanding their challenges, the students can get together to design and build incremental solutions for immediate positive change. The pilot project took place in Cova do Vapor, Trafaria, Portugal.

Filipe Balestra works in the fields of architecture and urbanism in both formal and informal workscapes through participatory design experiences. Balestra understands the human being has not yet learned to live on planet Earth, so he dedicates his work to drawing the path in the direction of our collective evolution.


10月1日、16:00より東京大学工学部1号館416号教室にて、Urban Nouveau*を主催する建築家フィリップ・バレストラ氏によるレクチャーを行います。Urban Nouveau*でのプロジェクトを中心に紹介します。

フィリップ・バレストラ 1981年ブラジル生まれ、建築家。ストックホルム王立工科大学終了後、リオデジャネイロのスラムにて小学校を建設するプロジェクトや、インドのスラム街を現地NGO、住民とともにプラン策定、改修するプロジェクト”incremental housing”を運営する。主な業績に、TED イェーテボリ出演、ストックホルム建築博物館にて展覧会”connecting stockholm”開催など。掲載誌多数。

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Digital Fabrication Lab Pavilion, 2013

Design Team:

The University of Tokyo teaching staff: Yusuke Obuchi, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, So Sugita, Hironori Yoshida

The University of Tokyo students: Christopher Sjoberg, Yeonsang Shin, Miguel Puig, Zhang Ye, Ana Luisa Soares, Ma Sushuang, Tong Shan, Andrea Trajkovska, Quangtuan Ta, Wei Wang, Anders Rod, Benjamin Berwick, Qiaomu Jin, Fawad Osman, Yanli Xiong, Andrea Bagniewski, Kevin Clement, Ornchuma Saraya, Minjie Xu

Obayashi Corporation: Tomoo Yamamoto, Kenichi Misu, Gendai Ono, Yasuo Ichii, Keisuke Fujiwara, Shunsuke Niwa, Tatsuji Kimura, Masaru Emura, Taiki Byakuno, Takahide Okamoto

Structural engineer: Jun Sato

Fabrication of components: Tsukasa Takenaka (AnS Studio)

Construction: Multibuilder

Fabrication: Togari Kogyo

Structure: Freeform Surface Tensegrity Structure

Specifications:

Compressive components: stainless steel plates with 0.5 mm / 0.8 mm / 1.2 mm / 1.5 mm thickness

Tension cables: stainless steel cables in 3 mm diameter

Base ring: stainless steel pipe in 48mm diameter

Foundation: precast concrete blocks

Furniture: painted plywood

Weight: 1.5 t (upper structure in stainless steel), 1 t (concrete foundation)

Design Phase: October 2012 – March 2013

Design development, fabrication & construction: April – November 2013

Completion date: 24 November 2013

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Students

  • Kyaw HTOO
  • Ana ILIC
  • Yasemin SAHINER

Professor

  • Yusuke OBUCHI

Collaborate Professors

  • Jun SATO
  • Futoshi KURISU

Course Assistants

  • Toshikatsu KIUCHI
  • So SUGITA

Computational Support

  • Masaaki MIKI
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Students

  • Wang LIN
  • Wang CHONG

Professor

  • Yusuke OBUCHI

Collaborate Professors

  • Jun SATO
  • Takafumi NOGUCHI
  • Ryoma KITAGAKI

Course Assistants

  • Toshikatsu KIUCHI
  • So SUGITA

Computational Support

  • Masaaki MIKI

 

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Students

  • Xuhao LIN
  • Dasom LEE
  • Shuang LI

Professor

  • Yusuke OBUCHI

Collaborate Professors

  • Jun SATO

Course Assistants

  • Toshikatsu KIUCHI
  • So SUGITA

Computational Support

  • Masaaki MIKI
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Students

  • Guillaume DUMONT
  • Maria LARSSON
  • Dejan MOJIC

Professor

  • Yusuke OBUCHI

Collaborate Professors

  • Jun SATO
  • Masayuki Mae

Course Assistants

  • Toshikatsu KIUCHI
  • So SUGITA

Computational Support

  • Masaaki MIKI

 

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