Tuesday, 18 October 2016

New Blog Site

This site has been discontinued.

Please find new posts at http://t-ads.org/blog/.

2017/18 Admission OPEN until November 25th

Admission for the 2017/2018 academic year is now open. In order to complete your application, it is necessary to complete both online and postal submission of documents.

Admissions Information: http://www.global30.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/g30_hp/architecture-and-urban-design.html#guidance

Start your application here: https://t-cens.iapply.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/t-cens/login_screening.php

Application Guide: https://t-cens.iapply.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/guidance_information/

Initial online registration period
(Create your T-cens account during this period )
Between September 14th, 2016 and November 25th, 2016
Deadline for data entry and document uploadNovember 25th, 2016
All documents must be postmarkedOn or before November 30th, 2016
All documents must reach the Global 30 OfficeNo later than December 5th, 2016
Final Result NotificationMarch, 2017

Find further information about the course and the University of Tokyo:
  • Department of Architecture: http://arch.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
  • Blog: http://obuchi-lab.blogspot.jp/

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

FREE ONLINE COURSE: Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory

T_ADS and Obuchi Laboratory are pleased to present a free online course available worldwide via edX.

Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory
First Facet: Theory

The course is presented by Kengo Kuma and Yusuke Obuchi, who have invited other leading Japanese architects to participate. 
Course materials are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Framed between the two Tokyo Olympics of 1964 and 2020, this series will explore and reflect on the diversity of contemporary Japanese architecture by focusing on four facets: theory, technology, city, and humans.
Through lectures by instructors and discussions with some of the most influential Japanese architects, the course will trace the development of contemporary Japanese architecture and will consider its future direction.

First Facet: Theory

Course Schedule:
July 31: Introduction
August 7: Arata Isozaki, Hisao Kohyama
August 14: Terunobu Fujimori, Hidetoshi Ohno
August 21: Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima
August 28: Conclusion

For additional details and enrollment, please see the course page.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Visit to Japan's Inland Sea

Staff and students visited several islands in Japan's Inland Sea last week in an effort to see and experience international and domestic art and design. The itinerary for the trip included Shodoshima, Inujima, Teshima, and Naoshima.

A historic local soy sauce maker on Shodoshima. Staff kindly provided a brief tour of the facilities and explained the manufacturing process, distribution efforts, and history of the location.
 Meipam (maze town) near Toshogu Port on Shodoshima. The winding streets are filled with art and design spots for examination.

I-Art House.

 C-Art House.
 A-Art House.
 S-Art House.
 F-Art House.

 Inujima Seirensho Art Museum.

 Teshima Art Museum.

 Takamatsu Port Area.

 Naoshima Pavilion, by Sou Fujimoto.
 Red Pumpkin, by Yayoi Kusama.

 Naoshima Hall, by Hiroshi Sambuichi.
 Art House Project "Haisha," by Shinro Ohtake.
 Naoshima Bath ”I♥湯” (I love YU), by Shinro Ohtake.
 100 Living Tales exhibit, by Yuki Iiyama. Gallery 6.
 Marine Station "Naoshima," by Kazuyo Sejima.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


T_ADS is pleased to welcome Thomas Weaver, Editor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Join us in Room 415 on Wednesday, March 14 at 3:00 PM for Tom's lecture, This Has Killed That.

Abstract: This lecture explores architecture's recent and not so recent infatuation with books and publications and suggests how this has challenged the primacy of the building in architectural discourse. A parallel narrative will present one particular publication – the AA School of Architecture's long-running journal AA Files – through which various orthodoxies of writing and mediating architecture will be simultaneously historicised and questioned.

Bio: Thomas Weaver is an architectural writer, teacher and editor. Educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture and then at Princeton University, he subsequently worked as editor of ANY magazine in New York and taught courses in architectural theory and design at the Cooper Union. Since 2007 he has worked at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, where he edits the award-winning journal AA Files and manages all of the AA’s other publications, together with visiting lectureships in schools of architecture across Europe.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Robot Arm Workshop

Today, we have a robot arm workshop.

We generated a series of commands for the robot arm with Rhinoceros+Grasshopper.

Then we made the robot arm cut some pieces of foam with a heat-wire.