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The University of Tokyo, 'Sustainable Prototyping Laboratory' Activity Report

Small Architecture/Construction ideas for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and ParalympicsJuly 15, 2015

As mentioned already, Komatsu Seiren Company Ltd. jointly with the University of Tokyo SPL event were being held with the title of "Small Architecture/Construction ideas for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics". The event was held at The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering Building 1.

This year, the exhibition, held in front of Faculty of Engineering Building 1 which made the environmental design, parse-perspective drawing and model designs, CABKOMA, carbon fiber and fabric element material also used for the construction of new headquarters ridge of Komatsu Seiren. This creation has no bony framework/bracing, fixed with soft and very light carbon fiber and stretchable materials. The new design thoughts are reversing the basics of past architecture theory and creation and thought itself is prepared for one of the ideas for Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics.

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At this exhibition event, pretty much ideas/samples for the °∆Small Architecture/
Construction were introduced utilizing °∆GreenBiz°« materials by students. The contest or competition on such ideas were also held in last year. In fact, good design and concept were being used and commercialized. It is excited to have good idea and design for the real commercialized level.

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Best achievement creation/idea this year:

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At the Symposium classroom, Kousuke Tsumura (Fashion designer and Musashino Art University professor), Kazuo Kageyama (University of Tokyo professor), Kengo Kuma (University of Tokyo professor)and Yusuke Obuchi (University of Tokyo, associate professor) jointly discussed about the possibility of future potentials of carbon fiber with the consideration of environmental element as well as future ecological city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Audience of symposium classroom were so eager to listen about the discussions between panelists.

July 15, 2015July 15, 2015

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Event for the small Architecture/Construction Idea of 2020 Tokyo Olympics and PararympicsJuly 1, 2015

As mentioned earlier, Komatsu Seiren Company Ltd. jointly with the University of Tokyo SPL would like to inform herewith the details of an event for the "small Architecture/Construction ideas for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics".

This year, the exhibition which made the environmental design, parse-perspective drawing and model designs and a symposium by a special guest for Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics. CABKOMA which is also used for construction in an old headquarters ridge of Komatsu Seiren are also held besides the exhibition of student competitions using greenbiz materials this year.

It'll be the good chance when you can see future's environmental design, so please come and join on this day.

The date and time: July 15, 2015 Wednesday 16:00-21:30

A place: The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering Building 1 4F T_ADS A studio (exhibition) and number 15, classroom (symposium).

* Symposium 17:30-19:30 Number 15 of Engineering Building 1, classroom 15
Paneler:
Kousuke Tsumura (Fashion designer and Musashino Art University
professor)
Kazuo Kageyama (University of Tokyo professor)
Kengo Kuma (University of Tokyo professor).
Yusuke Obuchi (University of Tokyo, associate professor)
* Exhibition 16:00-21:30 The University of Tokyo Engineering Building 1 4F T_ADS studio.
* Symposium 10:30-20:30 The University of Tokyo Number 15 of Engineering Building 1
* Party 20:30-21:30 The University of Tokyo Engineering Building 1 4F T_ADS studio.
* Pavilion exhibition (7/15-7/19) in front of the Engineering Building 1, the University of Tokyo

July 1, 2015

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Visit and observation of Komatsu Seiren Headquarters in Ishikawa Pref.April 15, 2015

Komatsu Seiren Company Ltd. and the University of Tokyo SPL in charge for the environment design for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020 have decided that it will be held on July 15, 2015. And accordingly, the person in charge for the event visited the Ishikawa Prefecture, and discussed about factory tours and event that will be held in Ishikawa Prefecture side.

April 15, 2015April 15, 2015

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Kick-Off MeetingFebruary 25, 2015

Komatsu Seiren Company have decided to hold the same event with the University of Tokyo, °∆Sustainable Prototyping Laboratory°«. The event was well received and gave the great impact to the audiences.

The people concerned gathered on this day and, based on performances of last year, we discussed about what kind of plan/or program we should present. The event should be something attractive in the future.

February 25, 2015February 25, 2015

During this meeting, we received the local product from a person, supporter of NPO Green Wave from Kashima-city, Ibaraki Prefecture. Regarding event details, etc., we will post it when everything is finalized.

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2014 growing and supporting project August 27~28, 2014

Ishikawa Prefecture visiting tour as a prize to the winners of the environmental design ideas 100 that have been announced at the event, which was conducted in June 20, 2014 has been awarded. Komatsu Seiren other than research activities support of the University of Tokyo SPL also for the city making future young architects who are also focused, this time it was done as part of such efforts. Students made a tour of the famous architect of the building in Ishikawa Prefecture, visit to Komatsu Seiren headquarters while experiencing Ishikawa Prefecture°«s culture, its history, we felt that students visits to Ishikawa were in good harmony with nature.

The accommodation was the world's oldest Japanese inn °∆Houshi°« with 1300 years since the opening the service and of Guinness registration. Students seemed Japanese Onsen was the first time experience and, it brought full of enjoy and meaningful visit. Because we made the commitment that we make best possible support for the future young architect from now on and in various ways, we will continue to report every time.

August 27~28, 2014

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Selection of excellence award-the University of Tokyo SPL event June 20, 2014

On this day, total 100 architecture and design ideas were demonstrated utilizing the °∆greenbiz°« materials in considering the environments for the preparation of 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Precious and valuable ideas were presented by the students whose major is °∆sustainable prototyping laboratory°«. Award of excellence have been selected to three people whose design were unique in the effective use of greenbiz materials and its characteristics. Here follows with three students and a piece of work;

*Student name; Yanli Xiong, born in USA. Graduated Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, entered the school of engineering, the University of Tokyo with g30 programs. Currently, concentrating on exhibiting his designs and ideas.

Title of work; effective use of porosity of greenbiz-artificial coral reef

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The porosity of greenbiz is much similar or creation of coral reef which will enable to a°°biodiverse habitats. By and placing °∆artificial coral reef°« in the sea, it will create activation of plankton and other undersea lives and it will be a hub for the new type of°°undersea lives. With the variation of hole size, it will create another type of coral reef°°environments(biodiversity). At the same time, it will help decreasing of coral reef but to°°produce the fine ocean life condition.

*Student name; Ornchuma Saraya, born in Thailand. In 2011, she graduated Chulalongkorn University, entered the school of engineering, the University of Tokyo with g30 programs. Currently, her majors are focused on °∆energy and environmental design°« and observation of sustainable and reliable system in architecture industry.

Title of work; Self Organizing Roof Kiosk with the meaning of Kiosk eaves is open in the absorbed weight.

June 20, 2014

*Student name; Kevin Clement, born in USA. In 2007, he graduated the University of°°Washington. He had an experience for about 6 years in Australia and entered the school of engineering, the University of Tokyo with g30 programs. Currently, he is mainly studying architecture designing utilizing computer technology and know-how.

Title of work; Olympic ticket copy containing seeds and plant-mediated if bury it in the°°ground.

June 20, 2014June 20, 2014

The Greenbiz material is recast as a small spherical, biodegradable ticket with an inner seedpod. Rather than being thrown away, Olympic tickets are to be strewn throughout the streets of Tokyo.

Because the Greenbiz material is able to absorb and hold water for long periods of time, it will provide adequate moisture and a protective environment for the seedpod to grow into a plant.

During and after the Olympics, Tokyo°«s streets will be filled with flowers and greenery

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4th floor Ichigo-kan, Faculty of Engineering, The University of TokyoJune 20, 2014

The basic environmental idea for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics was held on above date jointly with Sustainable Prototyping Laboratory, the University of Tokyo and Komatsu Seiren Co. Ltd.

In this connection, Professor Kuma and his office showed the environmental design case by case adopting °∆greenbiz°« materials developed and produced by Komatsu Seiren Co. Ltd. Mr. Manabu Akaike, Science Techniques Journalist gave the lecture followed by Mr. Takeo Hirata, Sr. Officer, Cabinet Secretariat, in charge for 2020 Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics Promotions and with Professor Kengo Kuma on the theme of gentleness of how the city and building should be designed which made audience very much appealing.

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