save the date: AIA INternational region conference
November 14-17, 2019
topic: China - New Realities
November 14-17, 2019
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai
November 14-17, 2019
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai
-Architect based in Zurich.
-MArch from the University of Granada in Spain.
-PhD in Architectural History & Theory from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Marcela Aragüez is a Spanish architect based in Zurich. She holds an MArch from the University of Granada in Spain and a PhD in Architectural History & Theory from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where she was also awarded with an MSc in Spatial Design (UCL Turner Prize for best dissertation). Marcela’s research interest lies in the understanding of uncertainty as a spatial quality in architecture, with a particular emphasis on the investigation of post-war practices from a cross-cultural perspective. She is currently coordinating the joint research project ‘The Culture of Water’ between the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. A former editor of LOBBY and current editor of InForma, Marcela has lectured widely in the UK, Switzerland, Japan, France and Spain and her work has been acknowledged by grants and awards from institutions such as the Japan Foundation, Sasakawa Foundation, Canon Foundation and the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. She is a licensed practitioner with professional experience in Spain and Switzerland.
This lecture counts for 2 LUs.
Tokyo Arper Japan K.K..
HT Jingu Gaien Building, 8th F
2-7-22 Kita Aoyama, Minato-Ku Japan
AIA Members: Free
General: 1000 yen
There will be a wine/snack networking session after the lecture.
VENUE: Nikken Sekkei Takebashi office
1-1-1 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku
Palace Side Building 8F
The lecture will explain how the ancient Chinese art of Feng-sui is still a very applicable way of designing buildings by showing 150 years of Feng-sui architecture from traditional Hakka residences to modern Taipei public residences.
Wine & snacks will be served in a networking session after the lecture.
In the recent years, local communities are facing various threats on a global scale due to the increase of heavy rainfall, drought, landslide disasters, etc. caused by climate changes. In the United States, Hurricane Katrina (2005) and Hurricane Sandy (2012) have made serious damages, and the impact of rising sea levels has become a major issue in Florida. Even in Japan, Hiroshima landslides (2014) and floods in the western Japan (2018) caused serious damage. Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and associated nuclear power plant accidents (2011) left devastating damages to the eastern Japan coastal area. Under such circumstances, it is necessary to seek the built environment of the next generation by introducing a broad perspective connecting the city, infrastructure and landscape in order to make our cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This symposium "Resilience and the Building Environment" was made possible by Japan chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA Japan) with the cooperation of Meiji University in conjunction with students and faculties of the international program of Florida International University. AIA members and other architects and experts from related fields make discussions that transverse area of studies with a broad perspective, and look for the future of architecture and cities.
VENUE: Meiji University Surugadai Campus Academy Common 2nd Floor Conference Room
ADMISSION FEES: Free for AIA Members, JPY1000 for General Public, JPY500 for Students
Opening Remarks: Akira Nakamura, AIA President, AIA Japan
MC, Total Coordinator: George Kunihiro, FAIA
Keynote: Prof. Nobuaki Furuya (Waseda University, Studio Nasca, President of AIJ)
Thomas Spiegelhalter: C.R.U.N.C.H. (Climate Resistant Urban Nexus Choices): 6 Countries | 6 Cities
Alice Gray Read: Carbon: Its History and Future by Powers of 10
Tomoaki Tanaka (Meiji University): Site Design for Climate Resilience, Outreach Project w/3D Scanner in Takatsu Eco City Project
Takanori Fukuoka (Tokyo University of Agriculture): Strategic Urban Green Infrastructure Implementation towards the Livable City
Panel 2: infrastructure and building design
Alfredo Andia:A More Spectacular Bio-imagination for Climate Change
Eric Goldemberg: REEF MODULES: Infrastructural Replenishment of Corals through 3D-printed Reef Structures
Tetsuya Yaguchi (Waseda University): Urban Resilience in Japan - New Challenges in Mature and Shrinking Society
Kazuko Akamatsu (Hosei University, CAt) : Resilient Design in School Architecture
Closing Remarks: Marilys R. Nepomechie, FAIA
The Board of Directors met on April 18 and adopted AIA Japan’s 3-year Strategic Plan, which outlines Missions, Strategic Objectives, and Action Plans to advance the core missions of our Chapter which are: 1. Support Professional Development, 2. Advocate for the Profession, 3. Ensure Financial Stability, and 4. Elevate Public Awareness. For more details, please view the full copy.
Principal, Bureau 0-1
Kaz is the founding principal of Bureau 0-1 (zero to one), Inc., an integrated full-service design practice grounded in architecture. With a process oriented ontological principles that evades any equilibrious or binary system, they offer a boundary-less and timeless design that seeks to question and escape conventionality. Perhaps this is rooted in his upbringing. Always a metronomic outsider to Japan, Kaz was born in Seattle, spent summers in Kansai, raised in California, then went on to receive B.Arch. from Cornell AAP, worked at Sou Fujimoto, and then back to receive M.Arch. II from Harvard GSD. A chapter turned when he arrived to Tokyo to startup Harvard’s Tokyo Studio with Toyo Ito, and further, as architecture director for Takram from 2011-2014. Through this lecture, Kaz will ruminate on the possibility of integrated theory-praxis emanating from Tokyo in all its singularity and hyperboles.
Gensler Japan Principal, Representative in Japan, IIDA, LEED®AP
As Co-Managing Director for Gensler’s Tokyo office, Sarah leads local and global teams as they create design solutions that meet both the aesthetic and business requirements for clients around the world. Previously, she spent three years as a Co-Managing Director of the firm’s Chicago office. Sarah’s strengths include analyzing strategic business goals and leading teams in the creation of world-class programming, space planning, conceptual development, and design development. As a project director, Sarah has spent two decades taking projects from concept through execution helping teams to understand issues and provide custom, client-focused solutions. Her background spans a wide variety of industries and project types and sizes. From new high-rise hospitals in the heart of a city’s bustling downtown, to familiar and intimate workplace design, Sarah sees design from multiple viewpoints and creates distinctive and compelling solutions for her clients.
Seven past AIA Japan presidents and 2019 president Akira Nakamura discuss the future of AIA Japan at the annual new year brunch meeting. Many issues were discussed including funding, programming, and membership recruiting. All presidents shared ideas on how to improve quality of member services in 2019 under the new leadership. Please stay tuned for announcements on events and other programs!
We thank our members, friends, and sponsors for another great year in 2018. We look forward to working with you in 2019. If you missed any part of what we have achieved this year, here is the full report of AIA Japan’s activities.
Daishi Yoshimoto, 2018 President
November 2-4, 2018
American Institute of Architects advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work. AIA's work drives positive change through the power of design. Founded in 1857 by 13 architects, the organization is now over 90,000 members strong with over 260 chapters around the world.
AIA International Region is the broadest geographical region of the American Institute of Architects, providing a collaborative leadership platform to empower members and encourage global success through best practice, innovative thinking and design excellence. The Region now comprises of 7 Chapters worldwide.
AIA Japan is a bridge between US professional practices and Japanese design firms, professional associations and educational institutions, engaging in a dialogue to enhance the architectural practice in Japan through local events, educational programs, mentorship and overseas travel activities.