Join us for the second lecture in the 2016 UQ Architecture Lecture Series with Yo Shimada of Tato Architects and Paul Hotston of Phorm architecture + design.
Tato Architects was founded by Yo Shimada in 1997, after he graduated from Kyoto City University of Art, where he carried out a number of design and build architecture projects as a student. Based in Shimada’s home town of Kobe, the practice undertakes project work throughout various locations in Japan.The ideology of the practice is to formulate positive outcomes through understanding the subtle conditions and constraints of everyday life, which exist within notions of place, culture and the ongoing histories of architecture.
The name Tato (タト) is derived from the kanji character ‘外’ (Outside), which can be read in multiple ways. Tato is interested in the process of continuous exploration, in order to achieve the same kind of ambiguity in its architecture; an architecture that renews itself through the perspectives of people’s everyday experience.
Phorm architecture + design seeks to create new architecture with local identities. It is a Brisbane-based practice with 15 years specialising in residential projects; half of their projects are located within the inner city suburbs, the complement are scattered throughout regional Queensland’s diverse terrains and townships and along its coastline.
Phorm seeks to craft specific projects that ‘inherently belong to’ or celebrate place. Choreographing and nurturing the relationships between occupants and landscape or cityscape.
Central to their approach are the ideas of ‘placement’ and ‘displacement’. The practice has been recognised in national and international exhibitions including ‘Placemakers’ GoMA , Brisbane (2008) , ‘Future 30’ Rotterdam Biennale, Netherlands (2010) and the ‘Plot’ GA Gallery, Tokyo (2015).
When: Tuesday 8 March 2016
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start – 8pm
Where: SLQ Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Architectural professionals who attend the series will be eligible for two formal continuing professional development points (CPD). This event will also be live-streamed on the SLQ website.
2016 UQ Architecture Series is presented by the University of Queensland School of Architecture and the Asia Pacific Design Library. This lecture is part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum an initiative of founding partners Architecture Media, State Library of Queensland and Queensland Government.