Creaters Village For Ceramic Artists
Bryan Farmers Market
Relevant Work Experience
Sotonoba, Editor (Web Magazine)
Vice President of UNISC (University Student Chamber) August 2016- March 2017
Feb 2018 - Present
Student Assistant at Nikken Sekkei Canmus Design Lab
April -July 2017
April 2014- Mar 2017
AAF (Art and Architect Festa) Student staff August 2015-December 2016 I am a Japanese girl who have ambition, curiosity and courage to challenge new things , never stop stepping forward to achieve goals. I also feel pleasure when traveling, meeting with various people and learning new cultures.
Internship at aat+makoto yokomizo, architects Inc. September 2015
Relevant Activities Workshop at Teba Island, Tokushima January 2015- July 2016
Summer school at Ohunato city, Iwate 2-5 September 2014
Website: www.shioriosakata.com Adress: 362 Riverside Drive 10B4, NY Phone: 6465889183 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Work Experience
Teaching math at a cram school May 2013- December 2015
Master of Science in Urban Planning Columbia University/ GSAPP Concentration: Built Environment, Urban Analytics September 2017- May 2019 Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Osaka University School of Engineering /Division of Global Architecture April 2013- March, 2017 Exchange Texas A&M University College of Architecture / Environmental Design January-March, 2016
September 2013- December 2014
Habitat for Humanity
Association of International Community Student Staff April 2015-December 2016 AEARU committee ( The Association of East Asian Research University) April-August 2014, February 2015 APSFL (Asia Pacific Student Leader Forum) @ National University of Singapore June 2015 (a week) UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 14-18 March 2015 Spring program at Monash University February 2014 ( 5 weeks )
Programming & Others
Study Abroad Scholarship by Takenaka Scholarship Foundation 2017-2019 JASSO Scholarship February-March 2014, January-May 2016
Japanese conversation partner at Texas A&M University January-May , 2016
Osaka Global Scholarship
Arc GIS Auto Cad
Japanese English German
This project is a renovation of an old factory into a museum by adding extra structures. This old factory had historical values, so we needed to preserve and utilize it. The project site is in Osaka castle park which attracts many people, including local people, tourists, elderly people and children. With these backgrounds, this proposal was designed to connect those various people and create new activities on the site. This bulding was also designed to be in harmony with existing green plants in the park. Recognized as one of the top 3 works in a class
The site is located in Osaka Castle park. Around this site, there are many office buildings as well as many attractions such as Osaka Castle and Osaka castle stadium. Osaka castle park is really popular not only among local people, but also tourists. Many people come to this park for walking, running, meeting with their friends, school trip and joining a tour. In addition, this park has many characteristics in each season. Especially during spring, people can enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms.
Old factory 200m
View from a bridge
View from a bridge
New running road This new path has ups and downs and leads people to a propsed museum.
Observation deck People can see the Osaka castle clearly from a higher position than surrounding area.
Enlarged building This enlarged building has a gently inclined roof according to the slope of the site. People can walk, sit down, run, lay down on this roof and also enjoy viewing different scenery.
Leave an existing bulding to make the most use of its historical values and meanings
An enlarged building covers some part of an existing building
Incline the enlarged building to make this building like a part of the site.
Build new roads to connect diverse people on the site and encourage new activities. 4
Strorage Mechanical space Cafe, Restaurant
Strorage Meeting room Office
Historical Exhibition Library Entrance Hall
Delivery Space Exhibition
1F Plan S=1:800 Strorage
Delivery Space Strorage
Oven Teaching room Room
2F Plan S=1:800
Working room Waiting room
3F Plan S=1:800
Picture of a physical model
Drawing of inside : cafe and exhibition
Working room Exhibition room
Audio Video Hall
Researchers' room Big Exhibition room
Drawing of Section Perspective Several activities happen both inside and outside of the building
Creator's Village for Ceramic Artists In this project, I proposed work places, galleries and shops as a creater's village for ceramis artists. Temposan, near the site is known as an international gateway in a harbor, so tourists from other countries are expected to come. By utilizing exsisting old warehouses and adding new structures, this place can be a new place for artists, local people, as well as tourists where they can enjoy both traditional and modern Japanese culture . This place can produce diverse activities, such as exhibitions and holding art classes for students at the adjacent elementary school.
The site is located in Tenposan, southern part of Osaka, which is known as international gate way. There are an aquarium, a ferris wheel, museums, a shiping center and a big port around the site. Therefore, Tenposan is also famous for tourists' destination. Based on these factors, many people, not only Japanese, but also foreigners are expected to come to the site.
Osaka, Tenposan Elementary School
I proposed to change steel doors along to street into glass doors, so that people who pass by this building can watch works by artists.
Beautiful night view
Aquarium CASO (Existing gallery)
Benches and roof along the sea in order to enjoy ocean view
・Visiting to work places and galleries ・Artists can work together in shared work places ・Artists can live in residental area and work on their own job in each work place ・Elementary school students learn ceramics in art class ・Tourists join one day lesson for ceramics ・People can come to work places regularly to work on their ceramic works ・Enjoying food and drinks with handmade plates and cups ・Learning about history of ceramics in the world
Place lattice roof from enlarged buildings to Caso and between existing storehouses and the enlarged buildings,which can create unity of the site
Divide a building into 4 volumes to make entrances connect to the sea and Caso (existing art gallery)
Build a new building next to existing store houses
Cover with flax (Japanese traditional pattern) lattice to create an unity of buildings and feeling of Japanese culture
Various Ways of Using Lattice For benches
For tables and shelves
Lattice create beautiful shadow on the site
Work & Exhibition place
Private work place
Public work place
Shop Event space Temporary Exhibition
Work Place Cafe & Restaurant
1F Plan S=1:1500 2F Plan S=1:1500
East Elevation S=1:1000
West Elevation S=1:1000
North Elebation S=1:500
In this project, I proposed to create a place which can solve several problems on a site and improve surrounding area by rebuilding "Tazaemon Bridge". Main programs are a tourist information center, cafe, gallery, public space and event space. The current Tazaemon Bridge has several problems which cannot meet today's changing demands. Firstly, the width of the bridge is very narrow, so it is hard to afford the increasing number of people. In addition, the access to the river side is limited only by stairs, even if the local try to improve and utilize the river side area. Therefore, in this project, I propose a place which can solve these problems and improve the area.
Site The site is located in Dotonbori, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan. This site is a unique area which expresses vivid local cultures. This site has river walk deck, but they are currently underutilized since most of the stores in this area face to the street, not to the river. Therefore, people are concentrated only on the street, even though there is a unique river walk in the area. Bringing people to river walk is a critical key in this area to afford the increasing number of visitors. This site already flourishes, but still has potential to be a better area. Japan
Place three bridges as well as the existing ones.
The first one goes to river walk level.
The second one goes to 500mm below from street level.
The third one goes to Put them all together. 2500mm over street level.
Expand toward the river and make inside space.
Place big stairs to improve accessibility to the river. 12
Five Goals To Attract Tourists
To Improve Accessibility To The RiverWalk
Recently, the number of tourists in Osaka is drastically increasing and is likely to keep increasing. Therefore, it is necessary to make this area more attractive for tourists to develop Osaka. million 20 15
There is a river walk along the river, but there aren't many people enjoying it. All the building along the river face their back to the river and they don't utilize river walk area, so opposite street is much more popular and crowded. Osaka is famous for "water city" and this area has several unique characteristics, so it is necessary to make the most use of the potential in this area.
2016 Fig1. The number of foreign tourists
CHINA U.S 3% TOTAL(2016) 35% 7,164,679 PPL HONG KONG TAIWAN 8% 15% KOREAN 15% Fig2. Percentage of tourists by a country
To Make More Entertain There are many big billboards, bright lightings and unique landmarks, which make Dotonbori attractive and different from other cities. Dotonbori has been famous for its entertainment, especially, food and theater culture. In order to make Dotonbori more attractive, strengthening entertainment is important.
To Mitigate Congestion In this area, the difference between high and less density area is conspicuous. In order to avoiding having problems, it is necessary to mitigate congestions and create new people flow.
New People Flow
To Satisfy Needs For Public Space In this area, so many different activities are happening. Some people are taking pictures, eating, chatting, calling, sitting and using a smart phone. Others are reading a book, just standing, joining a tour and simply enjoying an atomosphere. Because of the lack of public space, these people are staying relatively wide street, which causes congestion on a street. Therefore, it is necessary to create public space where diverse people can enjoy in different ways.
Plan Details of Handrail Benches These glass can be hold. By combining inside and outside space, several big events can be taken place. This place is opened toward the river, so people can enjoy both gallery and river view. People can enjoy a view from different points.
Two place to use for events. ăƒťMiddle floor ăƒťTop floor Two bridges expand towards the river and create inside space.
Big stairs towards the river. People can stay here.
Handrail Benches Normal Handrail
Good for sitting Good for standing
Stairs In order to create diverse space, create public space along handrail and put big gentle stairs.
Along the handrail, there are steps where people can sit and rest. Handrail has various curves to provide diverse space. As the pictures below show, people can use curves as a desk and a chair. These curves divide space and create semi private space, so people can stay comfortably.
Bridge towards the river walk level (3,000 below from a street level)
Bridge towards Bridge towards 500 2 , 5 0 0 a b ove a below a street level street level
Example of usage 14
A-A' Section S=1:500
North Elevation S=1:500
B-B' Section S=1:500
West Elevation S=1:500
Bryan Urban Farmers Market In the Design Build Studio at the Texas A&M University, students did planning, designing, pre construction, construction, and delivery of the Bryan Urban Farmers Market. Students got a budget and basic training, and worked together in interdisciplinary teams to produce the required documents and drawings and build a pavilion structure. The goal of this collaborative and interdisciplinary course is to get involved in community services and combine the expertise of faculty and students in Architecture, Construction Science, and Landscape Architecture.
Students and Faculties of the class in front of the famers market at the opening ceremony
The site is located in Bryan , Texas in the U.S. This site is easily accessible via bus, vehicle, and by foot from throughout Bryan. Downtowm Bryan and a church are close to the site , so many people are expected to come to the site. At the site, there are two historical buildings, that are the oldest buildings in Bryan. These buildings are the key to preserve Bryan's unique historical background. The site also has variety of trees which can offer many shaded areas.
Our Aims Original house Carriage house
Proposed Visiter center
• Bring people to the site from the Downtown area • Construct buildings in the flat open areas at the site • Link activities on-site with activities in Downtown Bryan • Distinguish the site from others by highlighting its historical features • Plant different types of vegetation to make the site more attractive •Preserve some of current vacant areas as an open space • Add different functions to the site through building contruction
My Contributions (In architecture students group)
• Conseptual design, Basic design • Decided the module of the structure • Found the best structure which can be built easily and cheaply • Figured out the details of the structure •Looked for the best material •Prepared required document and drawings • Made physical models
Door & Colum Elevation S=1:1000
Roof structure S=1:1000
3D model of two modules
All of the wood pieces are made from 2"x6" woods. Each module has 8' by 10' space for vendors. These moval doors can change the inside space according to the purpose.
3D model on the site
This project is a renovation of a vacant house in Teba Island in Tokushima. This island has been suffering from an aging population and an increasing number of vacant houses. Collaborating with a professional architect, local islanders, local governments and local students, architecture students proposed a solution to renovate the vacant house and designed basic plans which could rehabilitate the entire island. We had seven workshops in total. Finally, we proposed to change the vacant house into a gathering place for both islanders and outsiders while keeping historical characteristics of the house.
Featured by several newpapers, magazines and TV programs
Architecture students, local students, people from the local goverment and the architect in front of the warf house
The vacant house is located at Teba Island in Tokushima, Japan. This island is surrounded by beautiful nature and has many old traditional houses. The vacant house was very old and badly damaged, so it needed to be taken down or renovated. Since these old vacant houses are historically important, they are registered as “Important traditional houses" by the Japanese government. Thanks to this registration, people can get a subsidy to renovate these vacant houses. Our project started with the help of this subsidy.
Street with traditional houses
Expectation from Islanders
The vacant house
・Attract people who want to move to the island ・Create a gathering place for islanders ・Create a new place where outsiders can stay ・Propose a new and attractive plan, but keeping historical characteristics
Pictures from workshops
Traditional architectural character "Misezukuri"
The Condition of the Vacant House ・Most of the structures were damaged and needed to be replaced ・The roof was extremely destroyed by a series of typhoon ・The floor was almost fallen down ・It is located close to the port where many people gather
・Gathering place for both islanders and outsiders for various purposes (Meeting, Cafe, Art events...) ・To restore historical characteristics ・To make a shelf to exhibit some old treasures owned by islanders
Inside: Made the ground floor larger in order to invite islanders (especially fishermen) easily get in and sit down.
Section: Removed some parts of the ceiling to make the room spacious and the traditional structure visible
Elevation: Restored historical characteristics (Exterior and " Misezukuri")
Inside: Looking up the ceiling and structure
Encourage interaction with others
・Conducted interviews with isladers ・Deviced new usage of the vacant house ・Planed basic designs of the vacant house ・Had several presentations to the islanders and the local government ・Discussion with the professional architects, islanders and the local government ・Proposed to make a flexible shelf ・Chose the materials ・Got involved in this project from the beginning to the end (for 19 months)
Easily get in and sit down
Use inside and outside continuously by a local trditional entrance
1F Plan S=1:100
Connecting 1st floor and 2nd floor
2F Plan S=1:100 24
Flexible shelf to exhibit tresures owned by islanders
Restoration of traditional character â€œMisedukuriâ€?
Looking up the ceiling
Kitchen and Counter table
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