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Month: April 2013

Summer Pavilion Project with Obayashi Co.

 This year’s G30 Pavilion will be developed as a collaboration project with Obayashi Corporation, one of Japan’s major construction companies. In the past two years, we have built two pavilions at scales that were manageable to G30 students with our limited resources. In order expand our ambitions, we have invited our Digital Fabrication Lab’s sponsors to join our pavilion projects.

As a prototype of temporally structures for Tokyo Olympic 2020, four design proposals were developed by G30’s 1st year design teams, and one was selected by both G30 teaching staff and members of Obayashi Co to be developed further and to be built this summer.

Selected Pavilion Proposal by Ana, Miguel, Leaf

François Roche Workshop, Schizoid 2.0/

Francois Roche gave a 3-day workshop titled, Schizoid 2.0/ BOTTOMup[Vs]TOPdown
The workshop brief states as ‘The Workshop on several days at Tokyo University will be the occasion to re‐question two processes of urbanism, of politic, as a Chimera between;
1. One from a top down management, where everything is previously anticipated and controlled, in terms of master planning and design…
2. The other one which integrates a degree of tolerance, of loophole, in terms of individual and collective strategy of urban mutation and self‐organization.
The purpose is to develop a schizoid urban structure in an emerging city (BKK, Sao Paulo, Ho‐Chi‐Minh,…even in Japan if a location is able to fit with the research) which extracts its logic, morphologies and uses, from the recognition of this schizoid dimension.’

Lecture by Francois Roche

Francois Roche will lecture on Apr. 17th at the University of Tokyo.

François Roche is the principal of New-Territories (R&Sie(n) / [eIf/bʌt/c]). He is based in Bangkok for [eIf/bʌt/c], in Paris for R&Sie(n) and in NY with his studio of research at Graduate School of Architecture, Plannin and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University.
Through these different structures, his architectural works and protocols seek to articulate the real and/or fictional, the geographic situations and narrative structures that can transform them.