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Bangkok Workshop 2014(秋期)

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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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(春期)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


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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.


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Advanced Design Studio1: 2014(春期)

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.

Advanced Design Studio 2 (香港) 2013 後期

2014/03/19

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「The Veil FAR 600 -Mongkok District-」  

Mongkok, where considered to be among the most densely populated areas in the world today. Located in the heart of Kowloon, Mongkok is festive for 24 hrs.

The studio focus on the site where surrounded by the electronic appliance shops and adjacent to numbers of markets.

In relation to the urban proposal for Fanling (initially proposed during the design workshop in Hong Kong), it is a challenge for this Mongkok site to reatain the design elements in common as well as the relevant FAR. The projects were phased as urban design (Fanling) in groups and following the architecture proposals together with refining the urban design (Fanling) independently (Mongkok).

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Fanling is where border with Shenzhen, and the North Eastern New Territories within this area represents an ideal location for the future development.

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Urban Subtraction Rural Subtraction / 荻野航 [ M1 ] (上段)

Urbanity and Suburbanity / Tripoom Praphonphan [ M1 ] (下段)

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国際デザインワークショップ(デザインスタジオ3) 2013年 夏期

2013/10/21

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「Nakano 2020」  8月3-9日、2013年

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

Advanced Design Studio 1 (中野) 2013 前期

2013/10/20

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「City Elements and Architecture」

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 accomodate a variety of human activities and more responsive to the local environment, context and culture.

The studio focus on Nakano 4 and 5-chome district on the north side of the railroad tracks around Nakano Station. Both of these districts consist of a variety of land uses such as single-family houses, multi-family houses, retail-stores in various scales, civic buildings, office buildings, university campuses and so forth. Nakano Broadway in 5-chome is famous for its successful small-scale shops for sub-culture goods and attracts many "otaku" people. University campuses and office buildings newly built in Nakano 4-chome districts will attract many students and office workers to this area. The urban fabric in this area is also unique: buildings have a wide range of different scales and different street & block patterns are juxtaposed.

In particular, this studio focus on (1) Grasping the characteristic of Nakano district, (2) Envisioning what should be empowered and what should be changed, (3) Visualizing the design strategy in urban and architecture scale to accomplish the above vision. The projects were multi-phased to enable students to work on urban design in groups and following the architecture proposals independently.

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DISASTER / COMMUNITY
-Improving Nakano to be better equipped for natural disasters and encouraging activity to boost community-

荻野航, Harris Annaliesa Margaret, 柳原啓志, 原田爽一朗 [ M1 ] (上段)


IN BETWEEN
-FILL IN THE MISSING, MORE DIVERSE-

Jirapa Phornprapha, 佐々木尭史, 大庭みゆき, 行時寛 [ M1 ] (下段)

Nakano's Wall
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THE CITY OF 1,000 UNITS / ha
-Concentration of Nakano Density-

佐々木尭史 [ M1 ]

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