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TーADS is proud to announce the work of alumni Kevin Clement and Anders Rod is being featured at the Centre Pompidou Museum in Paris, France. The exhibit, originally conceived as the Harvesting Plasticity graduate research project, is a hanging work featured as a part of the Mutations/Créations event. The event aims to bring together design, architecture, and music.

This work is included as a part of the Imprimer le Monde exhibition, a collection of works exploring the use of the digital for 3D creations.

Mutations / Créations
Imprimer le Monde, A Collective Exhibition
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
15 March – 19 June, 2017
Galerie 4, level 1

(Mutations / Créations details via Centre Pompidou)

Project Credits
University of Tokyo Advanced Design Studies Unit (TーADS)
Professors: Yusuke Obuchi, Kengo Kuma, Manabu Chiba
Core research: Kevin Clement, Anders Rod
Project Coordinator: Kevin Clement
Project Team: Jiang Lai, Deborah Lopez, Hadin Charbel, Mika Portugaise, Chen Xiaoke, Ruta Stankeviciute, Hirokazu Tei, Wu Ziyi, Alric Lee, Nathalia Rotelli, Emi Shiraishi, Veronika Smetanina, Tom Moss, Yang Ao, Tyler Mcbeth

Jun Sato Lab
Professor: Jun Sato
Project Team: Mika Araki, Ying Xu

Video Production: Deborah Lopez, Hadin Charbel

Special thanks to: Kengo Kuma and Associates, The University of Tokyo Department of Architecture
École Spéciale d’Architecture

centre pompidou drawn pavilion advanced design studies university of tokyo Mutations Créations Imprimer le Monde

centre pompidou drawn pavilion advanced design studies university of tokyo Mutations Créations Imprimer le Monde

centre pompidou drawn pavilion advanced design studies university of tokyo Mutations Créations Imprimer le Monde

centre pompidou drawn pavilion advanced design studies university of tokyo Mutations Créations Imprimer le Monde

centre pompidou drawn pavilion advanced design studies university of tokyo Mutations Créations Imprimer le Monde


computational clay pavilion poster t ads

12月5日(月)– 12月18日(日)// December 5 (Mon) – December 18 (Sun)
10:00 – 17:00

The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Engineering Building #1 Plaza

12月5日(月)– 12月17日(土)// December 5 (Mon) – December 17 (Sat)
平日と土曜日のみ // Weekdays and Saturdays only
(12月5日は13:00から) // (Open at 13:00 on December 5)
東京大学本郷キャンパス工学部 11 号館1階展示スペース(入場無料)
The University of Tokyo Hongo Campus, Engineering Building #11, 1F Exhibition Space (free entry)

主催: 東京大学建築学専攻 Advanced Design Studies(T—ADS)
PRODUCED BY: Advanced Design Studies, Department of Architecture, The University of Tokyo

企画: 東京大学建築学専攻 Digital Fabrication Lab(DFL)
東京大学大学院情報理工学系研究科コンピュータ科学専攻 五十嵐健夫研究室
東京大学大学院新領域創成科学研究科社会文化環境学専攻 佐藤淳研究室
素材協力: 株式会社エコグリーン、株式会社東邦アーステック(順不同)

Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL), Department of Architecture, The University of Tokyo

Kajima Corporation
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Takeo Igarashi Laboratory
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Department Socio-cultural Environmental Studies, Jun Sato Laboratory
Eco Green, Toho EarthTech (in random order)

東京大学建築学専攻Digital Fabrication Lab(DFL)では、建築施工におけるデジタル技術の活用をテーマに、毎年実験的なパビリオンを制作しています。単に技術による自動化や高度化を目指すのではなく、そこに「人間が関わること」の可能性を探る実証の場として、これまで「人間と機械が融合した3Dプリンター」(2014年STIKパビリオン)や「巨大3Dペン」(2015年TOCAパビリオン)を建築スケールで再現してきました。

本年Computational Clayプロジェクトでは「人間が関わること」をより一層推し進め、個性としての身体パフォーマンスを建築表現に反映させるため、人の動きと素材と関係に着目したユニークなパネル加工システムを開発しました。

Every year in the University of Tokyo’s Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL), digital fabrication technologies are used to produce an experimental pavilion project. The aim, rather than being simply to achieve automation or precision through use of such technologies, is to explore the potentials for human and machine collaboration. Past projects have focused on fusions between humans and machines through the use of 3D printers: the 2014 STIK Pavilion explored this theme through guided aggregation, and the 2015 TOCA Pavilion by using humans as a parameter along with an oversized 3D pen.

This year, in the Computational Clay Pavilion, we advance the role of the human in construction one step further, examining how an individual’s capabilities and performance can be expressed in an architectural output. We have developed a unique panelized construction system wherein the movements of humans and their relationship to the material are explored.

EXHIBITION: The Scene of New Architectural Educationー新しい建築教育の現場

EXHIBITION: The Scene of New Architectural Educationー新しい建築教育の現場
Obuchi lab is featured at this exhibition hosted by the LIXIL Ginza Gallery.


Future of Creation Exhibition #8: Supervised by Kengo Kuma
Advanced Design Studies, The University of Tokyo: The Scene of New Architectural Education

June 12, 2016 (Sunday) – August 22, 2016 (Monday)
Closed: Wednesdays, August 10-17
Open Hours: 10:00-18:00
Admission: Free
Cooperation: Kengo Kuma and Associates, LIXIL GALLERY

Talk Event July 23, 2016
Kengo Kuma (Architect), Yusuke Obuchi (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo), Guest Lecturer
*Reservations accepted from June 1 (Wednesday); registration will close when capacity met.
The exhibition includes a look back at past pavilion projects, an introduction to prior thesis projects by second year students, and a glimpse into the ongoing work at the lab. Students are working in the gallery to research and create mockups for this year’s pavilion project. Visitors will also be able to see current activities in the actual lab via a live streaming webcam. Please visit and see how it progresses!















Toca Exhibition in Engineering Bldg. 11

Toca Panel and Process Exhibition in Eng. Bldg. 11 at Hongo Campus was open to public today. Come and learn about the research behind soon-to-be-finished 2015 DFL Pavilion as well as to see images from its radically innovative construction, updated daily! 

Mo—Fri 7—19.00

Ninety Nine Failures Exhibition

The exhibition featuring our forthcoming pavilion is now on display at the Engineering Building #11 at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo through December 7th.

Open: Weekday only, 7:00 – 19:00 (free of charge)
Location: Department of Architecture, Engineering Building No.11, Lobby on 1st Floor

Opening Reception
Date: Sunday, November 24th, 17:00 – 19:00
Location: Department of Architecture, Engineering Building No.11, 1st Floor Lobby (free of charge)

Circle Pack Pavilion at Tokyo Designers Week

Circle Pack Pavilion is completed. This pavilion was designed and constructed forTokyo Designers Week 2012. Our pavilion will be displayed as part of School Exhibition at Meiji Jingu Gaien site until Nov.5th. If you are going to TDW, please make sure to visit our pavilion!

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. 

Minimal Surface Pavilion at Tokyo Designers Week 2011

We 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 Designers Week 2011 will run for a week from November 1 to 6 at Meiji Jingu Garden near Shibuya.建築