During the AAST International workshop, each team was requested to develop a disaster shelter with the algorithmic and computation design idea. Our team has developed the expandable temporary shelter structure with minimum material and joint system. The shelter has named “Beyooond Shelter”, the sounds of elastic in Japanese. The elastic diagrid is fixed by the tension sheet. The construction is completed within 5 hours with 5 students working.
AAST International Workshop Team D
Team Tutor: Daisuke Nagatomo (MisoSoupDesign)
Team Member: U-ichi Abe, Shota Ishii, Tuyoshi Shimoda, Tetsuya Yamada, Tomomi Kanai
AAST (Advanced Architecture Settimo Tokyo) International Workshop was hosted in Tokyo from September 5th to 10th. There are about 30 students joined the workshop. The main theme of AAST is to promote digital fabrication to the architectural students world wide and to re-apply to the social issues. The initial workshop was scheduled at March 14, however, it has been postponed due to the great earthquake in Northern Japan. The newly organized workshop has changed the them to design and build “Temporary disaster shelter” by using laser cutter machines. The students were divided into four teams to develop the shelters. MisoSoupDesign partner Daisuke Nagatomo was assigned to lead Team D during the workshop.
Daisuke Nagatomo has given the lecture “Advanced computation application in architecture” at the digital studio of Tokyo University of Science. TUS Digital Studio is initiated by 56 students of Tokyo University of Science to explore advanced digital tools application in architecture and let by Daisuke Hirose of Archicomplex. After the lecture around 20 students showed their first project in Rhino Scripting.
Fablab House, the collaboration with IaaC, finished construction this June and presented at Solar Decathlon Europe 2010. Fablab House is extreme case of DIY with advanced digital fabrication tool, such as CNC Milling machine and laser cutting machine. The construction was initiated at IaaC, Barcelona, and finished in Madrid. The total construction took about two months.