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Design Workshop

Design Shelter in Okutama
Learning from Wood Joints

Date and Time: 9:00-18:00, Friday, April 13, 2018
Location: Design Fabrication Center, Kyoto University (Building No.58 on the map)

Presentor and Coordinator:
Katinka Temme (Augsburg University of Applied Sciences)
Christian Peter (Augsburg University of Applied Sciences)
Kentaro Takeguchi (Alphaville Architects)
Asako Yamamoto (Alphaville Architects)
Yosuke Komiyama (Kyoto University)

Program:
9:00-10:00 Warm-up Lectures
10:10-12:00 Design Wood Joints
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-16:00 Design Shelter based on the Wood Joints
16:10-18:00 Presentaion and Critic

Free admission
Registration: Please send an email to the address below by the 5th of April 2018.
      小見山 陽介 (Yosuke Komiyama) : komiyama[at]archi.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please change [at] to @.)

Concept { Design Whole from Part }
In Japan, we have developed the wood joint technology* without metal hardware for sustainable wooden architecture and city. At present, joints due to hardware are common, because machining simplicity and structural strength are easy to quantify. But It is sustainable and rational to renovate updating only damaged places without breaking the old wooden structures in the future. Let’s say metabolizing structure. So come again to learn from traditional technology in new meaning.
In this workshop, from this point of view, learn the basics about traditional wooden joints and fittings, and devise wooden joints using this to create models. Then design and present the shelter covered by the framework applying this joint in 3D-structural ways.
*https://www.archdaily.com/796918/these-mesmerizing-gifs-illustrate-the-art-of-traditional-japanese-wood-joinery

Sponsored by: Collaborative Graduate Program in Design (Design School), Kyoto University

Contact: 小見山 陽介 (Yosuke Komiyama) : komiyama[at]archi.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please change [at] to @.)