co+labo radović wishes you a Happy New Year
co+labo radović Davisi Boontharm's talk completes TAUD 2O2O special lecture series
co+labo radović Darko@Days of Oris 20x20 - some experiences from 12 years of co+labo
Days of Oris 2020 lectures will be delivered by TADAO ANDO, SMILJAN RADIĆ & MARCELA CORREA , SOU FUJIMOTO , ANNA HERINGER , JORDI BADIA, BEVK PEROVIĆ ARHITEKTI , BOONSERM PREMTHADA, IDIS TURATO, BERNARD KHOURY, BARCLAY & CROUSSE, ZLATKO UGLJEN, IVAN ĐIKIĆ , MIRKO ILIĆ , AIRES MATEUS, THOM MAYNE, DARKO RADOVIĆ , RCR Arhitekti , ALBERTO CAMPO BAEZA, KENGO KUMA and NORMAN FOSTER.
Darko has decided to, within the context which is going to be abundant with examples of architectural excellence, focus on architectural education, on his unique academic experiences in Japan and in particular on those from making and living co+labo radović.
His 20 minutes short lecture is entitled "a sensei: on the making of Japanese architects".
Following academics and practitioners, friends and partners Keio Architecture have contributed to this issue:
Fumihiko Maki, Yoshio Taniguchi, Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban, Gabriele Masera, Leonardo Chiesi, Manuela Grecchi, Matteo Ruta, Vladimir Lojanica, Ray Lucas, Ronan Paddison, Alison Young, Haide Imai, Vuk Radović , Davisi Boontharm, Neno Kezić , Tadej Glažar, Estanislau Roca, Motoo Chiba, Katsuhito Komatsu, Takumi Saikawa, Takashi Suo, Hiroyuki Ito, Tetsuo Kondo.
The volume also features Keio Professors:
Akira Haseyama (President), Eiji Okada (Dean, Science and Tachnology), Kohei Ito (Dean, CDW initiator), Darko Radović, Jorge Almazán, Tatsuya Kishimoto, Akira Mita, Toshiharu Ikaga, Hiroto Kobayashi, Ami Ogawa and other.
Keio Architecture Yearbook 2018-2019 presents a selection of undergraduate and graduate projects from architecture and urban design studios conducted at Keio University in 2018 and 2019. Keio, the oldest University in Japan, still does not have a dedicated School of Architecture and Urban Design. Its twelve laboratories operating in the fields focusing at production of space are based within multidisciplinary schools which are located at distant campuses - Faculty of Science and Technology at Yagami, and Graduate School of Media and Governance at Shonan Fujisawa. Thus conceived, Keio Architecture functions as an international and collaborative Research, Design-Research and Education Hub, co-organized by participating laboratories, with an overarching aim to advance Architectural and Urban Design at Keio and within its international networks. Architecture was introduced to Keio Faculty of Science and Technology in 2000, with inauguration of Kazuyo Sejimaʼ s and Kengo Kumaʼ s laboratories. The next critical step was in 2010, with establishment of a semi-formal institutional framework of IKI - International Keio Institute for Architecture and Urbanism. Imagined and initiated by Darko Radović ,Kazuyo Sejima (Yagami) and Hiroto Kobayashi (SFC), IKI was launched at Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2010. Since that, it served as a platform for international research and design activities, involving professionals from Keio, various Japanese and international institutions of renown and global prestige. In 2018, Keio Architecture (following an advice by Fumihiko Maki) was announced, with a launch of architecture.keio.ac.jp web site and introduction of the key project - Comprehensive Design Workshop for the Athletic and Recreational Facilities of the Hiyoshi, Shimoda, and Yagami Campuses – CDW. The Workshop, initiated by Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Kohei Itoh has evolved into a complex, heuristic design-research exercise in rethinking both those facilities and the broader quality of life and well-being within the Campuses and their neighbouring areas. This Yearbook presents work produced within CDW in studios coordinated by Professors (in alphabetic order) Darko Radović , Hiroto Kobayashi, Jorge Almazán, Shigeru Ban and Tatsuya Kishimoto; Visiting Studio Professors Katsuhito Komatsu, Motoo Chiba, Satoshi Sano, Takumi Saikawa and Tatsuo Kondo; and a number of Guests, from the world-known and up-and-coming academics. Reflecting the spirit of emerging Keio Architecture, not only the material presented here but the book itself, generously supported by SOGO Shikakugaku, was entirely designed and developed by our students.
CDW and this book are part of celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Keio University.
She argues that sensitive requalification of existing resources and built environments generates novel and culturally attuned qualities. The discussion of several cases of requalification across scales portrays various degrees of complexity and demonstrates how those practices correspond to the more profound eco-cultural sensibility. Lastly, we examine the crucial roles of art and design in requalification, which have the capacity to celebrate the non-measurable values of objects and spaces. Seen as an active synergy between the culture of reuse and local creativities, requalification provides a workable alternative to the practices driven by dominant global, capital-led development agendas, which generate the unsustainable sameness across the world."
co+labo radović aSAUD 2O2O two special lectures by Heide Imai, from Senshu University
co+labo radović co+labo's Samejima Taku@Todai on architecture and form + much more
co+labo radović TAUD 2O2O special lectures 6+7: Tamao Hashimoto and Tetsuo Kondo
Tetsuo Kondo who, after seven years at SANAA, since 2006 runs his own Tetsuo Kondo Associates, will address TAUD students live, focusing on the theme of "Architecture and people" as addressed in some of his latest projects, such as Inujima Hoppy Bar and Shichigahama (below).
co+labo radović aSAUD 2O2O lecture 3: Matyas Gutai completes inspiring cycle of 3 talks
co+labo radović TAUD 2O2O special lectures 4+5: co+labo's Takashi Takei+Rafael Balboa
After graduating from co+labo in 2011, Takei-san joined Mt Fuji Architects Studio, and stayed working with Masahiro Harada+Mao ever since. The title of his TAUD 2O2O lecture is "design process of Hotel Siro - about concept". In his introduction Takei-san says how he approached this lecture as an OB, relatively close to everyone in and around co+labo , and talks about his personal experience with "engaging in design at an atelier based design office. I will talk about how exactly my latest project, Hotel Siro in Ikebukuro was developed.
The site is about five minutes of Ikebukuro station. The frontage is narrow, surrounded by a multi-tenant building and a love hotel. It is a corner facing north. From the situation of the site, one can feel psychological, more than logical connection with the city and the street. The planning evolved on under the concept of "hotel to stay in the city". The building was completed in April 2020, and the process consisted of ten months of design, an application and estimation period which took six months, and one and a half long construction period. What are the designers doing over that long period? In a shortest, we thoroughly consider and decide on "everything" that is related to design and usability. What we call basic design takes a quarter of the total work. The remainder focuses at a study and decisions regarding the dimensions, materials, and details of each part. That a concrete and very detailed work. We also, occasionally, negotiate with various government offices and agencies the interpretation of relevant laws and regulations.
While thinking about what kind of stance should be taken for this detailed and raw work, for us the "city" was consistently at the center. By standing by the keyword "hotel to stay in the city" we were able to keep direction and set pace in completing the project. From my personal position, rather than that of the staff member in a design office, I have been wondering if I needed such keywords when I was a student. Many work without their own design concept. That is hard to explain, but too many important things were there to spill out of the concept. In my case, this seemingly unanswered question has been heavily influenced by Mount Fuji's textbook, since the times when I was a student. I have also learned a lot from Jun Aoki’s writings.
In any case, the lack of an organised disorganized story is a problem, for both those who want be designers and those who don't. I hope that my presentation helps students in their thinking.
Under such theoretical frame, the lecture will revise some of the un-built projects of our practice, creating a narrative around the sketches and preliminary ideas that lead to a final proposal. Moreover, it will elaborate on the lessons embedded in the creative process, addressing the thesis that it is only through failures that we can start to understand success, or better rephrased, redefining the very idea of failure in our contemporary material and intellectual culture."