TAKETOMBO x RISD - OLD HOKURIKU BANK BUILDING
A Historic Preservation & Cultural Education Initiative - Nanto City, Japan
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a world-renowned art and design academy in the United States.
It has extensive experience in leading international cultural exchange programs in Greater Europe, Seoul, Tokyo, Morocco... and many more locations. The institution equips its students with global viewpoints and pushes the boundary of design to address global, social and cultural challenges.
A design study group from Department of Interior Architecture specializing in Architecture Adaptive Reuse (Master of Design) is invited as the partner in the Inami design-study initiative. Visiting group will conduct qualitative to quantitative research, deep dive into unique cultural and social aspect of Inami, and propose design interventions to built environment as part of the due diligence; and to promote good design practice through adaptive reuse.
Feasibility & Cultural Research
HOKURIKU BANK BUILDING SITE SURVEY & FEASIBILITY STUDY
Dept of Interior Architecture - Advanced Adaptive-Reuse Design Studio
RE-IMAGINING OLD HOKURIKU BANK BLDG
Professor: Wolfgang Rudorf
Winter 2020 Preliminary Site Survey in Nanto City, Japan
February 13, 2020 Start of RISD-based Design Studio
May 21, 2020 Final Review at RISD with guests and critics
Wolfgang Rudorf Interior Architecture Professor, RISD
Wolfgang Max Rudorf received his engineering diploma in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Technical University in Berlin. As a recipient of a German Academic Exchange scholarship, he attended the History Theory and Criticism Program at MIT, receiving a Master of Science in Architectural Studies with a research focus on the Public Works Administration’s public housing initiative during the New Deal era.
Mr. Rudorf is a licensed Architect in Massachusetts and a LEED accredited professional, concentrating in his practice on the interface between the architectural and engineering disciplines. Responsible for the design and construction of large adaptive re-use projects, affordable housing projects, and the preservation of historic landmarks in the United States and Germany, he is an adamant supporter of an integrated project delivery method.
He has taught as an adjunct faculty member for many years in the RISD INTAR Department and coauthored "Libraries – A Design Manual" published by Birkhäuser Verlag in 2011.
RISD Professor Wolfgang Rudorf will be leading the Winter and Spring 2020 studios from feasibility study, building survey to design of the project.
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