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I-AUD EVENING LECTURE SERIES 2017 FALL

2017/10/04

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I-AUD EVENING LECTURE SERIES 2017 SPRING

2017/06/03

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I-AUD EVENING LECTURE SERIES 2016 FALL

2016/12/09

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I-AUD EVENING LECTURE SERIES 2016 SPRING

2016/05/19

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We will have 3 lectures in this semester by Takuto SANDO, Koichi SUZUNO and Shohei MATSUKAWA !

26th May, 19:00-  Takuto SANDO Architect

16th June, 19:00-  Koichi SUZUNO Architect

15th July, 19:00-  Shohei MATSUKAWA Architect / Associate Professor of Keio University

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / ADMISSION FREE / IN ENGLISH

LECTURE: 19:00- / PARTY: 20:30-

VENUE: LOUNGE ON THE 6TH FLOOR OF MEIJI UNIV. NAKANO CAMPUS

4-21-1,NAKANO,NAKANO-KU,TOKYO,JAPAN

HOSTED AND COORDINATED BY I-AUD

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Bangkok Workshop 2014 FALL

2016/05/11

Introduction of the Joint Design Workshop, January 10-17 2015, Chulalongkorn University INDA
BANGKOK
? How to rejuvenate a river front neighborhood with historical value? Redevelopment project of Saphan Pla fish market area in Bangkok ?
(Bangkok Workshop 2015)

In mega cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo we are facing common conflicts between the existing quality of life and the new urban development. In particular, we need to share the strategic solutions to balance the historical value and the development pressure.
We, planners and designers, have to realize what kind of phenomena exactly occurs in the city, and to analyze the current issues. Then, by envisioning the possible strategies for the ideal future images of the area, it is important for us to propose substantial design solutions in the form of architectural or urban design. In this winter workshop in January, we will focus on a specific site in downtown Bangkok and investigate the future visions of the area intensively, within a short period of time.

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Advanced Design Studio2 Workshop in Portland 2014 Fall

2016/05/11

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Introduction of course assignments and focused area
PORTLAND ? Portland Center for Micro-Enterprise Making Buildings for Makers ?
October 11-19 2014, University of Oregon

(Advanced Design Studio2: Fall 2014, Workshop in Portland)

In the new production economy of Portland (and many other cities) small-scale manufacturing and local food production are returning, beginning again to play significant roles in the urban economy an urban life. The studio involves the design, documentation and exhibition of two linked projects: buildings and spaces for small-scale “makers,” food producers and manufacturers. To be located on site on Portland’s East Side, the projects will combine architectural innovation, economy of means and understanding of humane and effective workplaces for new manufacturing and production.
The assignment consists of 2 phases where the first part was accomplished in the “Charette Workshop” in Portland Campus of the University of Oregon and the second part as the parallel studio as to develop the acquired information and the experience in Portland to focus more on architectural design for the Micro-Enterprise.

USC TUDO Workshop 2014 Report

2016/05/11

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Introduction of the Design Workshop, September 25-October 3 2014, University of Southern California / Technical University of Dortmund
TOKYO - Tsukiji Master Plan and Post Olympic Urban Design Project -

(USC TUDO Workshop 2014)

With the recent selection of Tokyo to host the Summer Olympics in 2020, a lot of planned construction for new Olympic venues will occur in the Odaiba area of Tokyo Bay. The site for the Olympic venues is planned for on what is now industrial landfill but occupies an important point at the northern edge of Tokyo Bay, and at the mouth of the Sumida River. A part of this plan is to move the current Tsukiji Fish Market with the introduction of a new road and bridge directly connecting the main part of Tokyo to the new Olympic venues.
This project will be to create a new urban plan for the Tsukiji and surrounding area of approximately 250,000 square meters, to incorporate the planned roadway and bridge, propose a new street pattern and layout, and to designate areas of new programmatic functions that will define the district post Olympic and for the future of this area of Tokyo.

We seek creative, sustainable solutions that engage the water as a natural amenity, and promote new technologies that can be utilized for transportation and energy consumption. We also seek environments, which advance a sense of community, human connections, forming a coherent community that advances and promotes creativity and the arts, small business growth, and connection to the Tokyo Bay.

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USC Workshop 2014 within Advanced Design Studio3 Report

2016/05/11

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Introduction of the Design Workshop, June 3-14 2014, University of Southern California
SAN FRANCISCO - 5M Project -

(USC Workshop 2014 within Advanced Design Studio3: Spring 2014)

Located just south of the active Market Street in San Francisco, the 5M Project Proposal proves to be a promising area that can revive the otherwise slow neighborhood. The site sits on the cross-streets of 5th and Mission, north of a thriving technology zone, and in the middle a creative area. The site itself hosts The Hub, a collaborative workspace for socially progressive individuals, a nonprofit community for the arts and tech shop. Food culture and bicycling is prominent and a Transit Urban Center on 3rd Street, along with various adjacent transit stops offer users alternative transit options.
The main issue at hand is the lack of circulation and public space through the site that results in minimal site activity, a contradiction to the thriving creativity within this potential culture juncture. To propose the development of a new district implies a boost in the activation of the surrounding area. Creating better circulation through the site will create more porosity and allow optimal accessibility. Lastly, with such a rich and vibrant creative industry, users will be more inclined to engage with one another and create an interconnected environment. The design teams are to focus on the podium portion of the newly proposed development considering its complex building program to embrace the surrounding urban condition.

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Advanced Design Studio3 2014 Spring Report

2016/05/11

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UNDERGROUND Studio

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Introduction of course assignments and focused area (conducted in 2 assigned groups)

(A) How to envision sustainable developments corresponding to the natural context? - New building types of architecture / landscape design in Taketomi Island -

Taketomi is a well-known beautiful island with natural landscape and manmade townscapes with tropical environment. Recently cheap transportations by LCC air companies have been developed and it substantially increased the tourists' number, and hence the conflict between the residents and the touristic business such as buffalo riding became more serious issues.

This design studio will investigate the existing assets of the island, clarify the current issues, and find several sustainable design solutions. The students will acquire the abilities to combine the design strategies of architecture and landscape design.

(B) UNDERGROUND

Underground is the oldest living space for human beings and regarded as a frontier up to today. The studio aims to find out possibility of underground spaces through designing the architecture under the ground.
The issues are:
1. The ability of an underground space is now under reviewed for the efficiency of an earthquake-resistant, of keeping constant temperature and of a shelter (against radioactive contamination). Accumulated technologies in the field of civil engineering could be transformed into architecture.
2. Underground is not used only by human beings but by animals as well. Biomimicry, which is the upcoming design formula with computational tools can be applied.

Hiroshi Yanagihara

Miyuki Oba


Laetitia Philipon


Jirapa


Wataru Ogino


Soichiro Harada


Summer Workshop 2014 Report

2016/05/11

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Introduction of the Joint Design Workshop, August 3-9 2014, Chulalongkorn University INDA
TOKYO ? How to envision an ecological city, restructuring the existing urban contexts?” ?
(Summer Workshop 2014)

In mega cities such as Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo, we are facing common conflicts between the quality of life and the physical environment (in terms of density, transportation network, public open space and natural assets). In particular, we need to share the strategic solutions to envision an ecological city and restructure the existing urban contexts. In this summer workshop, we focus on a specific site in Tokyo (Uchi-kanda) and investigate the future visions of the area in the form of architectural design intensively.



"2014 YEAR BOOK" Released

2016/05/09

Advanced Design Studio1: Spring 2014

2016/05/09

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Introduction of course assignments and focused area
Nakano Station South ? City Elements and Architecture

(Advanced Design Studio1: Spring 2014)

The aggravation of global environment, social and economic issues requires us to change the way to design cities and buildings. Cities need to be designed more diverse, compact and well connected with street networks and public transit systems. Districts and buildings need to be designed to accommodate a variety of human activities and more responsive to the local environment, context and culture.
The entire studio will be focusing on the district on the south side of Nakano Station that is mainly composed of Nakano 1-chome and 2-chome. The focused district consists of variety of land uses such as single-family homes, multi-family houses, retail stores in various scales, civic buildings, office buildings, theatres, schools, public parks and so forth. Nakano Street extending southward from Nakano Station is the major commercial arterial in the district and a smaller-scale retail street extends parallel to Nakano Street. The character of this district has an interesting contrast to the one on the north side of the railroad tracks, where Nakano Broadway, which is a mecca of “otaku”, Nakano Sun Mall, Nakano Sun Plaza, and Nakano City Hall are located. The finely grained urban fabric and the topographic changes in this district generate a unique character of this district.

Evening Lecture Series 2015 Spring Report

2016/04/27

Evening Lecture 2015 spring

The 4 great lectures during this spring were given by Shingo Masuda, Norihito Nakatani, Florian Busch and George Kunihiro!

1st, May Shingo Masuda, SHINGO MASUDA+KATSUHISA OTSUBO architects

22th, May Norihito Nakatani, Prof. Waseda Univ.

19th, June Florian Busch, Florian Busch Architects

3rd, July George Kunihiro, Prof. Kokushikan Univ.

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Hulic Student Design Competition 2015 Honorable Mention

2016/04/21

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< Honorable Mention Prize Winner > Yuki Suzaki / Yusuke Mizuno / Masayuki Furuya / Junki Watanabe

http://www.hulic.co.jp/compe/2015/results02.html

The 8th Haseko Residential Design Competition, Third Prize

2016/04/20

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< Third Prize Winners > Yusuke Mizuno, Masayuki Furuya, Yuki Suzaki

IS ARCH 5th Edition Second Prize

2016/04/20

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< Second Prize Winner > Yoshihito TAMBA

http://www.isarch.org/en

Evening Lecture 2014 TAIRA NISHIZAWA

2015/05/12

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Jan. 30 Fri. TAIRA NISHIZAWA

Evening Lecture 2014 NOBUAKI FURUYA

2015/05/12

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Jan. 23 Fri. NOBUAKI FURUYA

Evening Lecture 2014 ENRIC MASSIP

2015/05/12

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Dec. 12 Fri. ENRIC MASSIP

Evening Lecture 2014 fall

2015/05/11

Evening Lecture 2014 a/w

The Evening Lecture Series is back for this fall semester.
I-AUD proudly presents the Evening lecture series, open to public.
Open to public / Admission : FREE / Language : ENGLISH
Venue : Rounge at 6F of new Nakano Campus

- No. 16 -  12.12. TUE 19:00-21:00
Lecturer : ENRIC MASSIP
Architect / ESTUDI MASSIP-BOSCH ARCHITECTS

- No. 17 - 
12.19. FRI 19:00-21:00
Lecturer : YOLANDE DANIELS
Architect / Professor, Columbia University

- No. 18 - 
1.23. FRI 19:00-21:00
Lecturer : NOBUAKI FURUYA
Architect / Professor, Waseda University

- No. 19 - 
1.30. FRI 19:00-21:00
Lecturer : TAIRA NISHIZAWA
Architect / Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology

Evening Lecture 2014 KENGO KUMA

2015/05/11

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July 18 Fri. KENGO KUMA

Evening Lecture 2014 KEISUKE TOYODA

2015/05/11

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July 4 Fri. KEISUKE TOYODA

Evening Lecture 2014 TOM HENEGHAN

2015/05/11

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June 20 Fri. TOM HENEGHAN

Evening Lecture 2014 YUSUKE KOSHIMA

2015/05/10

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May 30 Fri. YUSUKE KOSHIMA

ENSAPL (France) Joint Design Workshop 2014 INVITATION to our Final Review, 25th April

2014/04/23

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・Date: April 25th (Friday) 4p.m. - 7p.m.

・Place: New Nakano Campus Meiji University 6F Presentation Space (4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, JP)

・Host: Meiji University Graduate School of Science and Technology

International Program in Architecture and Urban Design (I-AUD)

www.meiji-architecture.net/iaud/



We are currently hosting a joint design workshop with ENSAPL / Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Architecture Et De Paysage De Lille (Lille, France) from 21st April (Monday) to 25th April (Friday). Projected in the Nakano Railway Staion area, where new developments are on going recently especially in the north side, the teams are focusing on the station for a solution in this condition.



We greatly welcome you to participate in this review.


Open to the public / Review will be in ENGLISH / Please visit our HP for the access.

www.meiji.ac.jp/nakano/access

The 27th Architecture and Environment Design Competition Honorable Mention

2014/03/17

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< Honorable Mention Prize Winners > Masashi Takizawa / Hiroshi Yukitoki

An abundant supply of parking decks would function to clean the air in the city by composing green and water within it. It will also be visualized as to create an opportunity for the city to form a new cityscape.

The 4th JPM Dream Rental Housing Student Contest Tokyo Metropolis Branch Manager Prize

2014/03/16

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< Tokyo Metropolis Branch Manager Prize Winner > Soichiro Harada

Releasing vacant houses those along the narrow street. Then laying a floor on this street. This is the proposal of a housing complex with a narrow and long common space.

JACS 2013 Residential Design Competition Honorable Mention

2014/03/15

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< Honorable Mention Prize Winner > Miyuki Oba

I have considered whether it is worth gathering for living, since the family structure has begun to collapse these days. Starting a new living in the suburbs, in the house which enable non-family members to sometimes join hands and at other times separate from others.

Hulic Student Design Competition 2013 Honorable Mention

2014/03/14

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< Honorable Mention Prize Winner > Masashi Takizawa / Soichiro Harada / Hiroshi Yanagihara

This is to propose the hotel complex for the 2020 Tokyo / Marunouchi area by applying the traditional module, which the dwelling units each occupying a space of Kyu-shaku (2.7m) in frontage by ni-ken (3.6m) in depth are placed in a row.

The University of Hong Kong Joint Design Workshop 2013 FALL

2014/02/20

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「Future Vision of Fanling 」  5-12, October, 2013

Hong Kong's current land and housing shortage, its future population projections, and high real-estate values, have led the government to plan new residential developments around the existing new towns in the New Territories. Due to the proximity with the Shenzhen border, the North Eastern New Territories represents an ideal location for the future development.

Fanling / Sheung Shui New Town was once an historic active market town surrounded by vast fertile lands and old indigenous villages. As part of the new town programs the area quickly developed in the 1980's to a new residential development with commercial and industrial uses, though its original indigenous villages and agricultural uses were still preserved.

Since the late 1990's new development plans have redefined the existing land use and zoning laws to meet increased housing needs. These new plans threaten to extend outside the city limits, transforming the original green belts to dense residential development. The new government development plans of Fanling have sparked and on-going debate between pro-development entities and conservation activists due to its cultural, ecological and agricultural heritage. This workshop will review and challenge the current dvelopment proposals and will seek for an alternative planning strategy for this unique area.


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University of Southern California (U.S.A.) Joint Design Workshop 2013 FALL

2014/01/20

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「Post Olympics Tokyo Bay Urban Renewal Project」   19-26, September, 2013

With the recent selection of Tokyo to host the Summer Olympics in 2020, a lot of planned construction for new olympic venues will occur in the Odaiba area of Tokyo Bay. The site for the Olympic venues are on what is now industrial landfill but occupies an important point at the northern edge of Tokyo Bay, and at the mouth of the Sumida River. While planning for new facilities is well underway to meet the needs of new facilities for the Olympics, the question that our Design Workshop will address is what sort of facilities and transportation infrastructure will be necessary to support the new facilities, primarily the Olympic Village, post Olympics.

It is the goal of the master plan to allow for the development of a creative, sustainable environment, supporting healthy living, creative markets and industries, support of the arts, and a localinfrastructure that connect the established transportation network, as well as additinal local modes of transportation.

We seek cretive, sustainable solutions that engage the water as a natural amenity, and promote new technologies that can be utilized for transportation and energy consumption. We also seek environments, which advance a sense of community, human connections, forming a coherent community that advances and promotes creativilty and the arts, small business growth, and connection to nature.

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FUMIHIKO MAKI talks in the Evening Lecture Series, 20th December

2013/12/07

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「Evening Lecture Series ‐FUMIHIKO MAKI‐」


・Date: December 20th (Friday) 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

・Place: New Nakano Campus Meiji University 5F Hall ( 4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, JP )

・Host: Meiji University Graduate School of Science and Technology

International Program in Architecture and Urban Design (I-AUD)

www.meiji-architecture.net/iaud/



We are honored to have an architect Fumihiko Maki for our next lecture series. Mr. Maki has recently been discussing on necessity of the relevant scaled stadium ( New National Stadium ) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.



Evening Lecture Series is the open public lectures given fully in English, which is to commemorate the new professional program I-AUD (International Program in Architecture and Urban Design) in Meiji University. In each lecture, we invite a professional from architecture and urban design fields as well as from the relating fields. We greatly welcome you to participate in this event.


Open to the public / Admission FREE / Lecture will be given in ENGLISH / Please visit our HP for the access.

www.meiji.ac.jp/nakano/access

The Seventh Evening Lecture by Tsuyoshi Tane (FR) Report

2013/10/22

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The Seventh Evening Lecture was held at Meiji University Nakano Campus 5th floor Hall on October 22th.



We were all excited and honored to have an architect Tsuyoshi Tane from DGT (Dorell. Ghotmeh. Tane Architects) in France as a lecturer for this session. The theme “archealogy of the future”was enthusiastically presented through number of his recent projects including "Estonian National Museum" which is now under construction and the competition proposal (finalist) for the "New National Museum 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Then what surprised us the most was the story behind these projects which the clear consistency has been retained by applying 4 fundamental parameters: Memory (History), Time, Place and Space.



Myself as a masters student here at I-AUD, it was a great lesson to learn the importance of confronting those parameters especially the “memory (history)” which I wasn’t aware of it while visioning the city nor the architecture.



Yes, as always during the party after the lecture so called “happy hours”, participants gathered around Mr. Tane for a casual discussion on design issues.

International Design Workshop (Design Studio 3) 2013 SUMMER

2013/10/21

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「Nakano 2020」  3-9, August, 2013

This international design workshop will focus on the district on the north side of Nakano station composed of Nakano 4 and 5 chome. The focused district consists of variety of land uses such as single-family homes, multi-family houses, retail stores in various scales, civic buildings, office buildings, uuniversity campuses and so forth.

The urban fabric in this area is also unique: buildings have a wide range of different scales, and different street & block patterns are juxtaposed. Nakano Broadway located at the terminus of Nakano Sun Mall, a major shopping mall, in Nakano 5 chome is famous for its successful small scaled shops for sub-culture goods and attract many "otaku" people. Institutional buildings, new university campuses and office buildings in Nakano 4 chome district attract many citizens, office workers and students to this area.

Nakano Ward has a plan to build a new station plaza on the west side of Nakano Avenue, move the existing Nakano Ward office, and redevelop the site of Nakano Sun Plaza, Nakano Ward office and Nakano Tax office. This plan has a potential to transform the urbanfabric in the focus area.Students are divided into 8 groups to target the assigned areas shown below.

Master Plan for Nakano Station area:

The four groups will prepare design for the organization of buildings and spaces for the study area. Issues of spatial enclosure and activation, circulation, parking, blocks and scales will be critical to success.

The Future of Nakano Avenue East:

The other four groups will prepare designs for the future of Nakano Avenue East district that include Nakano Boradway. Based upon the existing physical and cultural context, it will be critical to consider how to utilize and / or renovate the Nakano Broadway. In addition to the issue of architectural design, the issue of historic importance of Nakano Broadway and "otaku culture" to Nakano will be the primary consideration here.

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participants were from:

ENSA (France) / Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) / Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia) / National University of Singapore (Singapore) / Politecnico di Torino (Italy) / Temple University (U.S.A.) / Universite' Libre de Bruxelles (Luxemburg) / Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia) / University of Oregon (U.S.A.) / University of Washington (U.S.A.)


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THE ELEPHANT AND THE SNAKE

Kaoru Otsuka, Takashi Sasaki, Shuto Suzuki, Kellen Shipley, Akbar Firizky Agniputra, Katti Rob

The Sixth Evening Lecture by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (JP) Report

2013/07/05

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The Sixth Evening Lecture was held here at Meiji University Nakano Campus 5th floor Hall on July 5th.



We were greatly honored to have an architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto from Atelier Bow-Wow (Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering) as a lecturer for this session. The theme “Behavior of Architecture” was thoroughly presented through number of his recent projects.



Particularly, one of his latest projects “Miyashita Park, Shibuya” which considers design of the ground was intriguing in terms of how the urban context relates directly to the individuals prior to the buildings in general. And then, the design process he has applied in this project strongly made me want to refer this when I tackle urban design studio tasks in I-AUD next semester on.



As always, during the party after the lecture so called “happy hours”, participants gathered around Mr. Tsukamoto for a casual discussion on design issues.



All 6 sessions of the evening lectures for 2013 spring semester have been done. We are currently planning the lectures by the architects and other specialists who play an active role internationally for the coming semester. So, we’re looking forward to seeing you again at Meiji Nakano Campus soon. Thank you.

The Fifth Evening Lecture by Felix Claus (NL) Report

2013/06/21

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In June 21st 2013, starting 19:00 on Friday night, The Fifth Evening Lecture was held at the Lecture Room 515 on the 5th floor of Meiji University's Nakano Campus.



We were greatly honored to have an architect Felix Claus from Claus en Kaan Architecten (Amsterdam, Netherlands) as a lecturer for this session. The theme “Architecture as a Profession” was enthusiastically presented through number of his recent projects together with the multilateral urban history and context of Amsterdam. And I particularly liked the below message where he has spoken from the educators perspective.



“Architecture is not an art of individual expression; Architecture is a discipline. A discipline that you can learn. We are in a school of architecture to transfer knowledge and to teach a method. I will use my own work and experience as an example to how careful application of knowledge and method can lead to projects.” Then after the lecture, we were fortunate to have him for the design studio towards the end of the semester.


During the party after the lecture so called “happy hours”, participants gathered around Mr. Claus for a casual discussion on design issues

The Fourth Evening Lecture by Hajime Ishikawa (JP) Report

2013/06/07

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The Fourth Evening Lecture was held here at Meiji University Nakano Campus 5th floor Hall on June 7th.



In today’s lecture, we were honored to have a landscape architect Hajime Ishikawa. The lecture was composed of landscape projects including “Nakano Central Park”, which spread out in front of our new Nakano campus as well as those GPS applied thrilling design projects. It was surprising to find out the real pleasure of design through his landscape projects that are narrated from the practical point of view. Likewise, it was an opportunity to grasp potential of the archived information based on GPS as a design tool.



Then, toward the end of the lecture, we have discussed the internationality of architecture and the ideology beyond architectural field. During the party after the lecture so called “happy hours”, participants gathered around Mr. Ishikawa for a casual discussion on design issues.

The Third Evening Lecture by Ryuji Fujimura (JP) Report

2013/05/24

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In May 24th 2013, starting 19:00 on Friday night, The Third Evening Lecture was held at the Hall on the 5th floor of Meiji University's Nakano Campus.



We were honored to welcome an architect Ryuji Fujimura, who serves as a lecturer at Toyo University as the third lecturer and have categorized the themes in “S. M. L. XL.” scales. He has presented thoroughly with abundant contents including his recent housing project, station city project which focuses on the JR railway stations as the core element and the “Tsurugashima project (Saitama, Japan)” which led as theworkshop with his laboratory team and the local citizen. In addition to these practical activities, it was also a great opportunity for us to consider the attitude as a professional, “what is the architect’s role in the shrinking society?”



During the party after the lecture so called “happy hours”, participants gathered around Mr. Fujimura
for a casual discussion on design issues. It was also a big finding for me that he was extremely humorous
in this relaxing atmosphere.

I-AUD Open campus will be held

2013/05/13

・Date : May 26 (Sun) 10:00 - 17:30

・Venue : @ Meiji Univ. Nakano Campus, 7th Floor Room 714





11:00 - 12:00 2013 First Admission Counseling Workshop



13:00 - 14:00 Open lecture



10:00 - 17:30 Design competition for open space in Nakano

10:00 - 11:00 Submission

12:00 - 13:00 First review ( poster session, interview and vote )

14:20 - 17:00 Second review ( presentation )

17:00 - 17:30 Announcement of result and awarding









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UTM & I-AUD International Workshop

2013/05/11

UTM & I-AUD International Workshop
The international workshop by I-AUD and UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Malaysia, UTM)
was held for 3 days from 15th April, 2013. The backgrounds of participated students were from 7 different countries, and they are as follows.
Japan, Kingdom of Thailand, United States of America from I-AUD and Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Iraq,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia from UTM International program.

The workshop began with the positive attitude investigating on the present conditions of Nakano area, where Meiji University new Nakano campus is located. After the initial analysis by each team, 5 teams in mixed nationalities, they have repeatedly discussed the issues to propose possible design solutions for the area. Then in the final presentation, we were honored to have Mark Mulligan, Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture of Harvard University, as a guest critic for a further design improvement.

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The Second Evening Lecture by Sou Fujimoto (JP) Report

2013/05/10

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In May 10th 2013, The Second Evening Lecture was held here at Meiji University Nakano Campus 5th floor Hall.



We were honored to have an architect Sou Fujimoto as a lecturer for this nights lecture. The theme “Architecture as Forest” was thoroughly presented all in English for 90 minutes. It was structured chronologically starting from his childhood memory on forest to the latest project, Serpentine Pavilion. Along with these projects Mr. Fujimoto has shared, with ingenious humour, his ways of thinking on urban and architecture together with how his ways of thinking have changed within the time.



While in the question and answer session, various questions were brought up especially from the foreign students and that it enabled me to grasp how much Mr. Fujimoto, who plays an active role internationally, has been paid attention in both domestic and international wise. Also during the party so called “happy hours” after the lecture, many participants gathered around Mr. Fujimoto and they’ve all got very excited with an architectural talk in a casual atmosphere.

The First Evening Lecture by Ken Tadashi Oshima (US)_Report

2013/04/26

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In April 26th 2013, starting 19:00 on Friday night, The First Evening Lecture was held at the Hall on the 5th floor of Meiji University's Nakano Campus.



Evening Lecture Series is the open public lectures given fully in English, which is to commemorate the new professional program I-AUD (International Program in Architecture and Urban Design) in Meiji University. In each lecture, we invite a professional from architecture and urban design fields as well as from the relating fields.



Today, we were honored to welcome an architectural history and theory scholar Ken Tadashi Oshima, who serves as an associate professor at University of Washington as the opening lecturer. The theme of his lecture

"in between" has covered wide range of intellectual issues such as an internationalization of architecture through his own research and his sense. He has also brought up one of the legendary Japanese architect Sutemi Horiguchi’s master pieces to unveil how Japanese architectures were modern from the past.



The lecture definitely deepened our general understanding of the architecture movement chronologically as he summarized it as past, present and fantasy.



During the party after the lecture so called “happy hours”, participants gathered around Dr. Oshima for a casual discussion on design issues

Evening Lecture Series

2013/04/11

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I-AUD proudly presents the Evening lecture series, open to public.

Open to public  /  Admission : Free  /  Language : English

Venue : Hall at 5F of new Nakano campus





- No. 01 - 

4.26. FRI 19:00-21:00

Lecturer : KEN TADASHI OSHIMA (US)

Architectural History and theory / Professor, University of Washington



- No. 02 - 

5.10. FRI 19:00-21:00

Lecturer : SOU FUJIMOTO (JP)

Architect / Sou Fujimoto Architects



- No. 03 - 

5.24. FRI 19:00-21:00

Lecturer : RYUJI FUJIMURA (JP)

Architect / Ryuji Fujimura Architects / Lecturer, Toyo University



- No. 04 - 

6.7. FRI 19:00-21:00

Lecturer : Hajime Ishikawa (JP)

Landscape Architect



- No. 05 - 

6.21. FRI 19:00-21:00

FELIX CLAUS (NL)

Architect / Claus en Kaan architecten



- No. 06 - 

7.5. FRI 19:00-21:00

Lecturer : YOSHIHARU TSUKAMOTO (JP)

Architect / Atelier Bow-Wow / Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Meiji University International forum

2013/02/05

We have annual International forum on Feb.23.
3rd, 4th, and M1 students are going to present their works done in the foreign countries.
Presentations will be held in English.
February 23. PM3:00-5:00, Ikuta


Professors of I-AUD have been revealed!

2013/02/04

We are proud to announce the professors of I-AUD.
They are Mr. Manuel Tardits and Mr. Yasutaka Yoshimura.
Their profiles are coming soon to this home page.

Special guest from NED University in Pakistan

2012/11/30

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We had a special guest, Assoc. Prof. Fariha Amjad Ubaid from NED University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan. She participated planning studio of our master course students as a guest critic. We also had a very special opportunity to attend her lecture “ Third Typologies; Bridging Tradition, modernity and Vision - Reality in the architecture and cities of Pakistan”.

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the symposium, “Architectural Design Education and Internationality of Meiji University” Report

2012/10/12



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On September 22nd, 2012, the Department of Architecture of Meiji University held the symposium, “Architectural Design Education and Internationality of Meiji University” at Academy Common on the Surugadai campus.



This symposium aimed to exchange ideas and strategies between the university and leaders of primary architectural design firms in Japan regarding how the education in architecture and urban design should respond to the emerging demand for professionals who can act internationally.



The symposium started with the opening speech by Professor Etusko Katsu, Vice President of Meiji Unviersity and the International Director of Head quarters of International Collaboration., followed by presentations by five panelists, Professor Masami Kobayashi, the Chairman of the Department of Architecture, Mr. Takao Tojo, the Director & Deputy President of Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc., an alumni of Meiji University, Mr. Yukio Yamada, President & CEO of Kume Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Mr. Masaharu Rokushika, President & CEO of Nihon Sekkei, Inc., and Dr. Hiroyuki Sasaki, Associate Professor of the Department of Architecture.



Following the presentations, Professor Mariko Sonoda moderated the discussions among panelists and vital discussions were held regarding various issues, which included the state of building industry in Japan, strengths of Japanese building industry, and the demands from the industry to the academia. The symposium was concluded that to educate professionals who can act internationally through industry-academia collaboration is essential.





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