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Mon 10.29.2012

POSTPONED - Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu Coelacanth and Associates, Tokyo / CAt A Japanese Lesson for Progressive School Design

AIA CES: 2.0 LUs | 2.0 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, ARCHTOBER 29

Where: At The Center   

This event has been postponed due to the storm.
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Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu, Partners in CAt (Coelacanth and Associates), a leading Tokyo design firm with exceptional and exemplary progressive school design will present an overview of their recent educational design portfolio which includes projects from kindergarten to higher education. Their characteristic design principle is based on “Black” and “White” spaces: Black Spaces are designed for a specific use serving the users; White Spaces are designed for various uses, empowering the user. They also like to think of schools as villages within villages with public alley ways dissecting the school, weaving inner and outer space together for the common good and experience – elevating “Schools without walls” to a higher level.

Both partners will participate in the presentation which will be followed by a Q/A session.

Opening Remarks:
Joseph Aliotta, AIA, President AIANY

Introduction and Moderator:
Umberto Dindo, FAIA

This event is made possible by the generous support of OKAMURA CORPORATION, TOTO USA, and a grant by the Japan Foundation New York

We'd also like to acknowledge the support of Shuko Koike, Tokyo and the Center for Architecture Foundation.

Free for members
$10 for non-members

Organized by the AIANY Commitee on Architecture for Education

A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012.

Photo credit: CAt


Opening Reception for The Edgeless School
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 6-8pm
Also opening, The Best School in the World: Seven Finnish Examples from the 21st Century. The Best School in the World exhibition is produced and organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The New York presentation and related events are part of the New Finnish Design CITY campaign, produced by the Consulate General of Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.

Guided Exhibition Tours@theCenter
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & The Best School
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12-1pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Monday, January 7, 2013, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections

Building Great Schools: Finland to New York
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6-8pm

Spaces for Learning
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6pm
Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle

Nurturing Minds: Educational Design Policies, Finland/New York
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6-8pm

CAt: A Japanese Lesson for Progressive School Design
Monday, October 29, 2012, 6-8pm
Organized by the AIANY Architecture for Education Committee. With support from Okomura Corporation, Japan; TOTO USA; The Japan Foundation Center For Global Partnership.

Making a School: Principals and Architects in Conversation
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6-8pm
With support from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

FamilyDay@theCenter: Design a School of the Future
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm

Outside the Classroom: Design for Experiential Learning
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6-8pm

Guided exhibition tour
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12-1pm

The School Building as Community Center: Policies, Paradigms, and Challenges
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6-8pm

Learning Environments for Special Needs: Places that Comfort and Challenge
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6-8pm

Adapting Historic Schools for 21st Century Learning
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8pm

The Edgeless School: Designing for Learning in the Digital Age Symposium
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11am-5pm

StudentDay@theCenter: Exhibition School Programs
1-Hour Guided Tour or 2-Hour Tour & Workshop for School Groups (Grades 3-12)
Available for booking through January 19

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