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 joined TerreFarm Lab Summer Workshop “Design and Grow”, one month workshop organized by Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolva of Terre Form 1. The workshop was consisted of 1 week of seminar by people who are developing urban farming, 1 week of filed trip to visit actual example of urban farming, and 2 weeks of design workshop to develop own projects on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Exchange building.
Set in New York City, TerreFarm Lab seeks to rethink what is salubrious about the city, in both its forms and its life, by reflecting on the consequences of a fundamentally new level of sustainability. We will base our investigations on one illuminating hypothesis: in the future New York will grow to be self-sufficient in its critical necessities. In particular, we will observe a series of specific technical, urbanistic, and architectural strategies not simply for the food production required to feed the city, but the possibilities of diet, agriculture, and retrofitted facilities that could achieve that level within the constraints of the local climate. (from TerreFarm website)
Mod Pod is the movable farming device that is incorporating seating. It can be configured spiral, linear, or any ways people want to. This device is designed to be used in urban rooftop, refuge camp, or wherever people want to bring with. Six prototypes in different height and drainage system were made during the workshop weeks to see the potential of this device and for the farther development.
Team Credit: Amy Butchko, Armando Torrepuerto, Daisuke Nagatomo, Jennifer Linger, Lesley Roth, Naomi Rowland, Patrick Candalla, Rashmi Ramaswamy