Architecture labs: the “avant-garde” in Japan

Veneer House Project ©Kobayashi lab
Veneer House Project. © Hiroto Kobayashi lab, Keio University

With the 80,000 students and large numbers of practitioners, architecture is a highly valued profession in Japan. Architecture laboratories are particularly successful, with departments heads bringing their names and reputations to the productions of these workshops, leading to renewed emulation. Laboratories play a large part in the education of future architects, guiding the students’ research of all three levels and providing a place where they may intersect and even collaborate.

An article by Andreas Kofler

Read the full article in AA’s issue 420, September 2017.


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