K2 Fab Studio "TRANS-FABRICATION" Urban Furniture for the Future City
|K2 Fab Studio “TRANS-FABRICATION” is an international cooperative education program carried out in collaboration with South Korea’s KAIST Department of Industrial Design, idKAIST.
After going through a prototyping phase involving field research for urban and traditional architecture in Korea and connecting Japan and Korea through digital fabrication and video conferencing systems, the program went on to design “Urban Furniture for the Future City.” An experimental international course was held where design layout data was shared through the internet and brought to life through remote collaboration.
In Part 1, a lecture was held covering field research in the rapidly developing Euljiro district of Seoul, South Korea and the Gongju Hanok Village with its traditional Korean architecture, as well as urban design, architecture, and digital fabrication.
In January 2018, Part 2 was carried out by prototyping remotely, with teams split up between Japan and Korea.
This program was carried out as a part of the Asia-based design lab known as K2, which is operated in cooperation between the Kyushu University Faculty of Design and idKAIST.
Part 1: December 17th – December 24th, 2017 Part 2: January 9th – January 19th, 2018