Pavilion 2014: Harmonograph

August 6, 2014 in Pavilion

If you’ve seen our videos, you might remember that our final pavilion form is generated from Harmonographic algorithms.

We made a harmonograph in our lab a few weeks ago, and we finally have photos to upload for that.

Pavilion 2014: 1 to 20 Model

August 5, 2014 in Pavilion

To test the final form of the pavilion, we’ve put together a quick massing model.

What do you think?

Pavilion 2014: New Model Construction Pt2: Beginning

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.

Pavilion 2014: New Model Construction Pt1: Scaffolding

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.

 

Pavilion 2014: Concept Video 1

July 27, 2014 in Pavilion

Here is a short trailer highlighting some of the background and concepts behind this year’s pavilion.

Pavilion 2014: Structural Testing

July 22, 2014 in Pavilion

To determine the structural properties of our stik material, we have had the help of Professor Sato’s lab.

Through the use of this vice-like machine, we can determine the compressive and tensile strengths of our material. This data can then be fed into our digital simulations.

Pavilion 2014: Construction Simulation

July 3, 2014 in Pavilion



Finished Model: 1.3m tall, 1.2m diameter

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.

Distribution Device

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.

Scanning-projector 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.

Pavilion 2014: Construction Video 1

July 3, 2014 in Pavilion

Here is a video of the construction of a model of the 2014 Pavilion.

Event: 「東京オリンピック・パラリンピック2020に向けた環境デザインのアイディア」 (6/18)

June 18, 2014 in Exhibition, Symposium

6/20 Toward Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic 2020 展示会・シンポジウムのご案内

東京大学SPL(Sustainable Prototyping Lab) / 小松精練株式会社が共同で、「東京オリンピック・パラリンピック2020に向けた環境デザインのアイディア」と題し、東京大学で作成した100の都市緑化に関するアイディアの展示会及び記念シンポジウムを行います。小松精練株式会社の開発している環境材料や、隈事務所の施工事例なども展示いたします。参加無料、パーティを含めどなたでもお気軽にご参加いただけます。ぜひ皆さまお誘い合わせの上、ご来場ください!■日程 6/20(金)

■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)
隈研吾(東京大学教授)
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

Event: Lecture by David Jason Gerber (5/20)

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.

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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。