August 6, 2014 in Pavilion
August 5, 2014 in Pavilion
Last week, we had scaffolding set up in our lab space.
After some troubleshooting with our scanning and projection software, we are finally ready to begin the actual construction of the new model. Here are some photos of the progress!
This model will be constructed from approximately 50-60 thousand sticks.
The sticks will be dropped into a base.
Projection system indicates position for distribution.
Scanning software tracking the construction progress.
July 29, 2014 in Pavilion
We are getting ready to build our biggest mockup structure yet.
This morning some workers from the construction company came to our lab to help us set up the scaffolding for our model.
We also had some unexpected guests – a group of high school boys on a tour of Todai stopped by our lab for a brief introduction.
July 22, 2014 in Pavilion
July 3, 2014 in Pavilion
The construction material for the pavilion has changed from chopsticks to sticks of Japanese Cedar. This wood is very common in Japan. However, the Cedar trees have a 50 year lifespan, at the end of which, they must be harvested. However, much cedar is going to waste, since timber is cheaper to import. Our initiative is to utilize the scraps of leftover cedar in an attempt to reduce ecological waste within the local environment.
In order to control the aggregation of sticks, we have developed a handheld device that will coat each stick in adhesive, before dispersing it. The device is powered by a motor, which will eventually be linked to the feedback scanning system.
Integration with projector and scanning system allows us to detect the placement of sticks. As the model is being built, the scanning system will continuously feedback to the projector display.
6/20 Toward Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic 2020 展示会・シンポジウムのご案内
■展示会 16:00～21:30 ＠工学部１号館4階 T_ADSスタジオ（展示は7/4まで）
■シンポジウム 18:30～20:30 ＠工学部１号館15号教室
特別講演 ： 赤池学（科学技術ジャーナリスト）
特別対談 ： 平田竹男（内閣官房参与／内閣オリンピック・パラリンピック推進室長）
司会 ： 小渕祐介
■パーティー 20:30～21:30 ＠工学部１号館4階 T_ADSスタジオ
May 18, 2014 in Lecture
Dr. David Jason Gerber, a faculty member at the USC School of Architecture will be giving his lecture on May 20th at the ADS Studio(Engineering bldg No.1 Room 415). The lecture is entitled “Parametric Tendencies & Design Agency” and will argue most digital approaches are a consideration of associativity, constraints, objectives, and coupling when applied to architectural design exploration. Dr. Gerber has extensive experience in computational design through working on various projects at Zaha Hadid Architects and Moshe Safdie and Associates and also through teaching at Harvard University and at the Architectural Association.
5月20日、16:30より東京大学工学部1号館415号教室にて、USC School of Architectureのデビッド・ジェイソン・ガーバー准教授によるレクチャー、「Parametric Tendencies & Design Agency」が行われます。情報技術を用いた設計プロセスにおいての、様々な条件の関連性や拘束性の考察についてお話して頂きます。ガーバー氏はザハ・ハディド氏やモシェ・サフディ氏の元で進めたいくつものプロジェクトや、ハーバード大学やAAスクールで教鞭取られた経験を通し、コンピュテーショナルデザインに関する最先端の研究を長年に渡り進めてこられました。是非ご参加ください。