13 February 2016

co+labo radović          co+labo's exhibition 8-15 February 2016 at LIXIL Gallery in Ginza      
LIXIL Foundation has generously invited co+labo to exhibit in their prestigious Ginza Gallery. That comes as the outcome of long and fruitful collaboration, which started with our team winning LIXIL Competition for the next Generation Sustainable House in 2011, which continued with construction of the Barn House and an ongoing support by the great foundation for our research and design-research efforts at Hokkaido and in Tokyo ever since. 
For the Ginza Gallery project, co+labo team was characteristically cross-cultural (combining students from Japan, Belgium, Brazil, France, Spain), with exhibits completely designed and built by students, embodying the ethos established by the Barn House itself. As it included all six new co+labo undergraduate students, in educational terms this was also an excellent opportunity for direct, kohai-sempai transfer of knowledge.
The exhibits were designed to resonate with proportions, materiality and sensibility of co+labo research pavilions, and after the exhibition they will be used for various fieldwork, as nodes of attraction and interaction co+labo urban and architectural research projects. 

Ginza Chuo Dori - an curious passer-by during the installation of the exhibits ...

 setting-up the boxes ...

 and the exhibition itself, discussions with visitors and doing a survey about environmentally and culturally responsible urban development and architecture.
co+labo radović with nomikai 飲み会  co+labo celebrated the end of the school year 2015-16

In February, nine co+labo students - Sato, Suzuki, UenoKusano, Ito, Magome, Narumi, Tajima, Yamamori have completed their Masters and undergraduate studies, and graduated with Keio University degree. Along with pending departure of two great, visitinco+labo members from Brazil, Carolina Muraki (University of Curitiba) and Vitor Endo (University of Sao Paulo), that was a very good reason for 飲み会, a farewell party,  attended by laboratory members and our associates.   

10 February 2016

co+labo radović co+labo's Sotaro Miyatake completed internship @Gehl's in Copenhagen
During the second part of 2015, co+labo Masters student Sotaro Miyatake undertook an internship at Gehl Partners, as part of our joint efforts to establish meaningful collaboration and help contextualise Gehl's quality in production of quality urban environments worldwide to Japanese cities. Miyatake-san was cordially received in Gehl's Copenhagen office, where he worked under close supervision of David Sim Creative Director and regular contributor to various co+labo activitiesHe is bringing back to co+labo valuable direct experience and knowledge to share with his fellow students and researchers.
David Sim, Sotaro Miyatake, Helle Søholt, Scott Przibella.

co+labo radović     co+labo team wins an award the JIA architectural design competition   
co+labo team which has won the Keio University HAPP Competition 2015 has received another award for their design - this time at the "What is architecture of the darkness?" competition organised by Aichi Federation of Architects and Building Engineers Associations. 71 works took part in the competition which focused at "expanding the concept of architecture design". co+labo team, headed by Wakataro Ueno and Soyoka Tsuji, received the Norihiro Ejiri Individual award, recognising its innovative qualities (structural) and poetic (the experience of immersion into the darkness of the night) ).
One of the late-night visitors of co+labo HAPP pavilion, amazed by its structure and darkness of the night, and Ueno and Tsuji-san with Professor Norihiro Eiji, at the awards ceremony.