08 February 2018
co+labo radović co+labo's Kobayashi Daisuke+Kinoshita Norimi get a Honorable Mention
Kobayashi Daisuke and Kinoshita Norimi have received an Honorable Mention at the Haseko Residential Design Competition for their proposal for a Housing Complex Connected to the Surrounding Vacant Houses. The Jury, which was chaired by Kengo Kuma (above) and included Kumiko Inui, Sousuke Fujimoto, Shin Aiba and Kazuo Ikeda recognised the qualities of their 東京開墾 - Tokyo Reclamation concept, which proposed radical introduction of urban agriculture and partial reuse and requalification of the existing building stock (see below). That approach questions the entrenched Japanese scrap and build practice, introducing a number of themes fundamental to co+labo practices of eco-urbanity and radical realism.