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Woodbury University

Japan Study Away Studio in Burbank, California United States

Woodbury University, School of Architecture students focus on field work or research emphasizing "light craft" in the context of Japan's juxtaposed architectural confluence of traditional craft and contemporary technologies.

From shoji and tokonoma elements of traditional Japanese interiors to temporal and performative elements in contemporary architecture, the research experiments with a didactic architectural experience of Japanese culture.

Digital travel sketches will investigate factors of scale ranging from tatami to district and from traditional methodologies of making to digital production techniques. The studio interrogates the local culture to generate design responses relevant to the discourse of interior urban architecture.

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
May 28, 2015