Media and Design Laboratory LDM
We explore the vision of bringing physical and virtual environments together, by designing, making, prototyping and testing new artifacts, systems, spaces and experiences.Located between the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), and the School of Computer and Communication Science (I&C).
Circular Kyoto – Flows
During the Atelier Huang Fall Semester 2022 students focused on a particular shokunin (artisan) and their craft, which ranged from kaiseki (seasonal, traditional cuisine), wagashi (Japanese confections), sake (Japanese alcohol), paper products (Karakami), kyo-shikki (lacquerware),to tatami and architectural parts. The analysis of the different flows undermining the making of the product, from material sourcing to (…)
Atelier Huang Fall 2022Since its glory days as the capital of Japan (794 AD), Kyoto has managed to cultivate a flourishing tradition of artisanship (Shokunin) for over 1200 years. Yet with the recent economic downturn and changing habits of a new generation, artisanship in Kyoto is facing a noticeable decline.In this experimental studio, we considered (…)
Atelier Huang Spring 20223D sectionssewoon makercity axon with interventionsThe projects and architectural interventions of this studio focused on Sewoon Makercity, a strangely suspended, brutalist megastructure in Gangbuk, Seoul. We examined the potential of Sewoon as a catalyst for Gangbuk’s transition to a future, net zero circular economy.Historically, Sewoon has been going through several stages of (…)