Friday, April 28, 2023

Architectural Association Visiting School, June 21-July 2, in KOBE


Join the AA Kobe Visiting School for an unforgettable 12-day journey that explores the relationship between traditional Japanese carpentry and advanced digital tools.

The visiting school brings in experts from various disciplines for the design and construction of a Japanese Pagoda, exploring a reciprocal relationship between the old and the new in which participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of working hand in hand with a Master Japanese carpenter, Akinori Abo; learning directly from the master carpenter the generations worth of knowledge of woodworking techniques, and the fusion of these techniques with advanced digital tools.

The school will hold a multitude of different talks and workshops, as well as multiple site visits to key Japanese locales and sites to learn more about the tradition of Japanese carpentry. We will be working in the world-renowned Takenaka Carpentry and Tools Museum, where we will also display the end product in the museum’s main exhibition hall!

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Open to architects/designers of different backgrounds— computational experience preferred (primarily Grasshopper) but not needed!

Due to space constraints, seats are very limited. Registration will close once a quorum is reached.

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