It’s been five years since we, collaborating with Ama Lab at Showa Women’s University, launched our “Quest for Happiness on Route 17.” In February 13th, we held the presentation and workshop at Ii-Office, Ueno. This is our fourth effort to focus on the Route 17, a unique highway starting at Nihon-bashi in downtown Tokyo, crossing […]
This January Takashi contributed an article for “Reito,” a monthly journal published by The Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. Tapping on our laptop computer development project for Panasonic, he discussed the internal barriers for innovation inherent in large corporations especially in Japan, and his pragmatic approaches to overcome those barriers.
This fall Brillia Ichiban-cho, a luxury condominium located in one of the most prestigious neighbourhood near the Imperial Palace has been completed. We contributed to the architecture planning for its common spaces such as the entrance hall, elevator lobby, hallways, and landscaping. A high-rise condo in a prestigious location… One can easily draw from stereotypical […]
It’s been four years since we launched our “Quest for Happiness on Route 17.” With our hand-drawn cart as the medium of fieldwork, we have shifted gears from the previous three years and are trying to interact with the locals more intensely and proactively, much like what a travelling vendor does. Our crazy research ideas […]
Last year we started working with Stanford Kyoto Program to host an intern from Stanford University. This year Mariana Giraldo, now a junior majoring in Product Design at School of Engineering, completed her 10 week internship at the end of August. We thank our clients for their kindness and understanding to let Mariana participate in […]
Where do we come from, and where can we find our own happiness? For the past three years we have been tracing Route 17 with a group of university students, in an annual joint project with the Ama Lab of Showa Women’s University, the infie(l)ducation project. In this recent series of projects we have been […]