xLAB Program

Studio Ⅱ Andrew Witt + Toshiki Hirano + Ryosuke Shibasaki 2018.07.27 (FRI) 09:00 @KOIL

Studio Faculties will be as follow.


Andrew Witt

Co-Founder, Certain MeasuresChief Creative Officer,
Assistant Professor in Practice, Harvard Unv. – GSD
Director, Harvard Unv. GSD – Geometry Lab

“Andrew Witt is an Assistant Professor in Practice in Architecture at the GSD, teaching and researching in the relationship of geometry to perception, construction, automation and culture. Trained as both an architect and mathematician, he has a particular interest in a technically synthetic and logically rigorous approach to form. He is also co-founder, with Tobias Nolte, of Certain Measures, a Boston/Berlin-based design and technology incubator. He was previously Director of Research at Gehry Technologies and a director at GT’s Paris, France office, where he solved complex geometric challenges for clients. He also developed prototypes for new software design tools such as GTeam (now Trimble Connect, acquired by Trimble in 2014).



Toshiki Hirano

Founding Partner, Toshiki Hirano Design
Assistant Professor, TokyoU – Dept. of Architecture

Toshiki Hirano is Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo Department of Architecture and founding partner of Toshiki Hirano Design. He holds a Bachelors degree from Kyoto University and received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University with Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. Prior to founding the firm, Hirano has worked for Reiser + Umemoto RUR DPC, where he involved in the Kaohsiung Port Terminal Project and the Taipei Pop Music Center Project. He has been teaching a design studio with Kengo Kuma at the University of Tokyo, and has been organizing an annual exhibition “Japanese Junction” which showcases studio projects from universities around the world including Harvard GSD, SCI-Arc, AA School, UCL Bartlett, ETH Zurich.



Ryosuke Shibasaki

Professor at the Center for Spatial Information Science and the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

“Ryosuke Shibasaki obtained a Ph.D. in remote sensing/GIS from the University of Tokyo in 1986. His working experiences include Research engineer, Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Japan (1982-1988), Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering (1988-1991) and the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (1991-98), Professor at the Center for Spatial Information Science (1998-present. Director 2005-2010), the University of Tokyo. His research interest covers mobile big data analysis for development, imagery and sensor data analysis. He is also promoting use of personal information under the control of individuals. “Information bank” is a concept proposed by him.