19 May 2006

Practicing Tokyo @ Ypenburg (Netherlands)

Starting the 15th of the month till today we had a Master class (Intense Workshop) with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Principle of Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo and professor at the Tokyo University of Technology).


The studio explored what using Japanese Building regulations could generate in a generic Dutch Suburb. The site chosen was Ypenburg a thematically developed suburb in the outskirts of The Hague.

Besides using Japanese Regulations the studios basic aim was to triple the density of Ypenburg. We relied strongly on Tsukamoto’s own practise and his approach towards similar constraints in Tokyo.


found the format of the studio and it’s functioning extremely interesting, with quiet a few new faces from other schools and countries joining us for this. The intensity was amazing; it still is surprising to me the quantity of work that was produced and last but not the least I got to meet some great people, looking forward to the next Master class.

1 comment:

shweyta said...

Sahil,
Where are the pics from your NYC trip??

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