21 June 2018

co+labo radović     Politecnico di Milano @ Keio Architecture workshop hosted by co+labo
Following the completion of a successful workshop at Politecnico di Milano, which focused at the Lecco Rowing Club sports facilities on Lago di Como (below), continuing the established, rich partnership between the two universities in the fields of architecture and urban design, a team of professors from Politecnico di Milano has arrived to Tokyo. In the period 21 June to 1 July they will be taking part in our ongoing Keio Architecture "Comprehensive Design Workshop for the Athletic and Recreational Facilities of the Hiyoshi, Shimoda, and Yagami Campuses" (CDW).
Following a number of lectures delivered by Keio Architecture local and international partners (and reported on this blog before) since start of CDW, this International Workshop, which is part of a joint Politecnico-Keio Erasmus+ initiative, will involve Professors Manuela Grecchi, Gabriele Masera and Matter Ruta (School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering). They will provide concrete inputs to Graduation Diploma (4th year Seizu III) and Masters Studio B students of Keio Architecture, through site visits, lectures, student presentations, discussions, and desktop critic sessions, with a variety of design-research foci, such as sustainable urban design, energy efficiency, human behaviour, building technology etc. 
This blog will bring updates of CDW events, as they happen.

13 June 2018

co+labo radović        Keio Architecture co+labo @ PoliMi Transitional spaces workshop     
Keio Architecture team - Professors Toshiharu Ikaga, Akira Mita and Darko Radović, and Meiji University Professor Davisi Boontharm took part in an international workshop "Transitional spaces for smart, sustainable and sensuous settlements" in the Italian town of Lecco. The focus of this design-research project was on a real project, the improvement of the Lecco Rowing Club sports facilities on a beautiful Lago di Como. The workshop, part of a joint Erasmus+ initiative of Politecnico di Milano and Keio University, Tokyo, explored the concept of transitional spaces, as an umbrella term open to interpretation from the points of view of urban design, energy efficiency, human
behaviour, building technology etc. Student teams included three co+labo Masters students who currently study at Politecnico di Milano, Yamashita Shohei (Double Degree in Architecture), Norimi Kinoshita, Masahito Motoyama along with Natsuko Yamamoto from Mita Lab (short exchange).

co+labo radović  co+labo thinking Smart Communities@Amsterdam Sluisbuurt Workshop
(just completed - information follows soon)

20 May 2018

co+labo radović    Keio Architecture book, www site launch and - a lecture by Shigeru Ban 
On 21 May 2018 co+labo joined forces with Kobayashi Lab (Keio SFC) to organise the launch of KEIO ARCHITECTURE, an international, interdisciplinary and collaborative Research, Design-Research and Education Hub - by launching first Keio Architecture book, Keio Architecture web-site and celebrating them with a lecture by Shigeru Ban, who teaches architecture at Keio. The event was opened by Yoko Hamada, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies.  Hiroto Kobayashi introduced our new web-site and Darko Radović, while introducing Keio Architecture book and Comprehensive Design Workshop briefly spoke about the history of architectural and urban design education at the oldest university in Japan, the significance of the present moment and the things to come, the realisation of "Keio Architecture Dream". After the concluding words by Kohei Itoh, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, at the cocktail party Keio Architecture staff had an opportunity to discuss plans and ideas with representatives of a number of major Japanese companies and organisations involved in production of space (below). 
The shortest summary of KEIO ARCHITECTURE is that it was conceived as a hub, jointly organized and co-managed by Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology and Centre for Space and Environment Design Engineering, School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Science and Technology at Yagami Campus, and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Faculty of Policy Management, and Graduate School of Media and Governance at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC).
The quality of KEIO ARCHITECTURE is based on the participating laboratories, headed by professors (in alphabetic order) Jorge Almazán, Toshiharu Ikaga, Yasushi Ikeda, Hajime Ishikawa, Tatsuya Kishimoto, Hiroto Kobayashi, Masayuki Kohiyama, Shohei Matsukawa, Akira Mita, Hajime Narukawa, Darko Radović and Yuko Shirai.
This blog and new web-site will be bringing news from KEIO ARCHITECTURE + its founding member, co+labo radović.