School of Architecture & Landscape present lecture, workshop and symposium.

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Unit 5 of the School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University presents a lecture, symposium and series of workshop with Japanese architect and architectural historian, Terunobu Fujimori for building a summer pavilion at Dorich House Museum.


Kingston University postgraduate architecture studio Unit 5, led by tutors Takeshi Hayatsu and Simon Jones, welcome Japanese Architect Terunobu Fujimori to London in March 2016 to lead a series of workshops and discussions about Japanese building methods and materials in support of the Unit’s 2nd summer pavilion at Dorich House Museum in Kingston Vale. The series of events form part of the Unit’s investigations into a ‘hands-on approach’ to architecture & contemporary building crafts.

14 March 2016 all day

Workshop ‘Building with Metal’
Practical workshop with Nigel Jonston from Lead Sheet Association, Iqbal Johal from Galvanisers Association and Terunobu Fujimori, at 3D Workshop Kingston University, Knights Park campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ
Unit 5 students only

15 March 2016 all day

Workshop ‘Building with Wood’
Practical workshop with professor Richard Harris, steeplejack Peter Harknett and Terunobu Fujimori, at Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton West Sussex
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Friends of Weald and Downland and Unit 5 students only

16 March 2016 18:00

Lecture ‘Architecture with Living Nature’
Lecture by Terunobu Fujimori at the lecture theatre in Kingston University Knights Park campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ
Open to all. No booking is required but seats limited to 150.

18 March 2016 18:00

Symposium ‘Japanese Avant-garde ‘red school’ and UK contemporary crafts’
At Dorich House Museum, 67 Kingston Vale, SW15 3RN

Speakers Prof. Terunobu Fujimori (Architectural historian, Architect) Dr Tanya Harrod (Art historian, Critic) Prof. Adam Caruso (Director of Caruso St John Architects, Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich) Takeshi Hayatsu (Architect, Director of 6a architects) Simon Jones (Maker, Architect, Director of Simon Jones Studio) Moderator,
David Falkner (Director of Dorich House Museum)

The UK and Japan both have unique and rich craft traditions in which old craft skills and knowledge exist alongside mass production within contemporary society. From the design and production field’s point of view, the prolific advancement of digital fabrications and 3D modeling technology necessitates redefining the role and meaning of handmade objects and their physical/ material presence. What does it mean to make things by hand today, and how can it avoid becoming nostalgic and pastiche?

‘Red school’ is the title coined by Terunobu Fujimori for a particular group of Japanese architects whose works are characterised with the aspects of handmade and deep sensual and tactile qualities of their buildings. The family tree of the ‘red school’ can be traced back to the

Takamasa Yoshizaka’s Inter University Seminar House project in 1965, which the Unit 5 is interpreting into a new pavilion for proposed installation in the garden of Kingston

University’s Dorich House Museum in summer 2016. The symposium is the forum to discuss the history of the ‘red school’ in Japan and the relevance to the contemporary practice of making in the UK.

Open to all but booking is essential as places are limited. Send email to
to reserve the seat.

4 June 2016

Opening of pavilion project in the garden of Dorich House Museum
At Dorich House Museum, 67 Kingston Vale, SW15 3RN
Open to all. No booking is required.

Sponsors and collaborators

Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation

Dorich House Museum

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Price & Myers

Lead Sheet Association

Galvanisers Association

Norbord Ltd