The Commemoration Exhibition "Architectural Component Design Engineering: Inhabiting in the Wood, Inhabiting on the Moon" The Endowed Course Sponsored by AGC Inc.

Release:Jun 10, 2022 Update:Jun 17, 2022
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The series of the Endowed Course sponsored by AGC Inc., "Architectural Component Design Engineering", which was started at Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, has finally completed after 12 years since 2010. In commemoration of the series, the works produced through the projects of architectural component design will be exhibited at the three campuses: Komaba, Hongo and Kashiwa. Enjoy the world of architectural structural designs that inhabits in the sunshine filtering through the trees in the wood, the deep halls on the moon and more.

Visit the Website of Komaba Museum for more details.

Exhibition Period|   Saturday, July 16-Sunday, September 11, 2022

Exhibition Sites| 

【Site 1】Komaba Museum, Komaba Campus I, the University of Tokyo
Location:3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Hours:10:00 am-5:00 pm(final admission 4:30 pm)Closed on Tuesdays
Admission Fee:Free
Website: Komaba Museum

【Site 2】HASEKO-KUMA HALL, Engineering Department Building 11, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Location:7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Hours:7:00 am-7:00 pm(final admission 6:30 pm)Closed on Tuesdays Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
Admission Fee:Free

-refrain from talking. Students are attending courses at the auditorium during the museum's operation hours.
-note that we may limit admission on the days of other university events. Please check the website of HASEKO-KUMA HALL.

【Site 3】The University of Tokyo Kashiwa Library on Kashiwa Campus
Location:5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa City, Chiba
Mondays to Fridays  9:00 am-9:00 pm (final admission:8:30 pm)
Saturdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm (final admission 4:30 pm)
Sundays and Public Holidays Closed

Mondays to Fridyas 9:00 am-5:00 pm (final admission 4:30 pm)
Closed on weekends, public holidays and the 4th Wednesday of every month

Please note that admission is restricted to the students, faculty and staff members. Those who have the University of Tokyo Kashiwa Library card are admitted entering on weekdays.


When making full use of mechanics, geometry, and digital technologies to seek the finest and the thinnest, architectural designs creates space where you can experience the feelings as if you are in the wood with the sunshine filtering through the trees. In this exhibition, we showcase the full-scale mock-ups, images, sketches and blue prints of the 30 project works including: "Transparent Structures: the World's Strongest Glass -The Sunshine in the Wood-" (2015), a structure combined by the "fuzzy" nodes, "Fabric of Robe of Feathers: Beni-kake-sora (rosy sky blue)" (2019), the project aiming to produce the world's finest and "immortal" fabric that looks like dancing in the space gracefully, and "The Finest Washi Nest" (2019), the project to create the world's finest washi paper which was exhibited at "Insect: Models for Design Exhibition" by 21-21DESIGN SIGHT.

The engineering technologies developed in these projects lead to the consequent fruitful works such as: "MOOM: Membrane Oom" (2011), the assembly hall of membrane-tensegrity structure at a disaster area of Great East Japan Earthquake, "SMA Workshop" (2018), a project to build erosion barriers applying the soldier-piles-and-lagging method in a slum of Argentine, and "Lunar/Mars Base Camp" (2021), a plan of establishing camps on the surface of the moon and Mars in their gigantic deep halls. This series of the endowed course, "Architectural Component Design: Inhabiting in the Wood, Inhabiting on the Moon" will open up your eyes to explore new concepts of space that you have never experienced before and develop a pathway to the future of engineering.  

Sponsored by: The Endowed Course "Architectural Component Design Engineering" (AGC Inc.), School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo; Komaba Museum, Graduate School of Arts and Science and College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo; Engineering Building 11 HASEKO-KUMA HALL; Jun Sato Laboratory, Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, the University of Tokyo
Cosponsored by: Department of Architecture, the University of Tokyo
Supported by: The University of Tokyo Kashiwa Library, Todai Komaba Tomo-no-kai


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