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Vortrag | 04.06.2007, 19.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Aula

The context of Tokyo is difficult to describe because its figure is changing day by day like a metabolic process. A possible guideline for architects designing in such a context is to draw out the potential of the site. Designing buildings in a city like Tokyo thus means a form of discovering the context in a creative way, similar to the process of reconstructing a city. This new figure, resulting from observations in the existing context, may represent the future urban form of Tokyo.


© Masao Nishikawa


Chiba Manabu was born in Tokyo, and studied Architecture at the University of Tokyo. After working for Nikkon Sekkei inc. he became principal of factor N associates and also principal for Campus Planning Office of the University of Tokyo. In 2001 he established Chiba Manabu Architects.

He worked as research associate of Tadao Ando at the University of Tokyo and is currently teaching as an associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.

His work has been published widely and shown in exhibitions around the world such as "Mini Häuser", Kyoto; "45under 45 Young Architects", Vienna and Saitama ; "Dichte Packung", Munich and recently "Manabu Chiba Rule of the site", Tokyo.

Chiba Manabu has won many design awards in Japan including the Architectural Institute of Japan Award in 2003 and the 21st Yoshioka Award in 2005 and the Good Design Award 2005 and 2006.

Recent projects: House in Black, Ohta-ku, Tokyo (2001); MESH, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (2004); Tokyo House UNAGI001, Taito-ku, Tokyo (2005); Japan Guide Dog Centre, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture (2006); Studio Gotenyama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (2006); Platform, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture (2006).

    © Masao Nishikawa    

Im Rahmen von "Next Life" Vortragsreihe am Institut für Kunst und Architektur Sommersemester 2007