Past Tokyo Event: VOL 115

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No Place Like Houses

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. Take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2014.

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La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. However, Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone- from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes, come and check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!

"Presentation of the Day" on September 26, 2014.

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SuperDeluxe for July 2014

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Ryu Konno presents his monthly recap of past events and highlights some of the upcoming events at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, the home of PechaKucha Tokyo nights. (in Japanese)

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Rope Art

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

(in Japanese)


I use rope to express "connections." The connections with nature, the hearts of people, earth, mother, our memory in DNA, our favourite things, and friends. I am here because of these connections.

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Internet Babies: Kawaii Happy and Fruity Free

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Ideal Corpus are a French DJ duo who define themselves as visual artists in the post internet age. Their philosophy is radical enthusiasm, encouraging people to always find happiness and positivity even through hardships. They utilize the internet, and of course dancing, as a way to connect people.

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Material Knowledge

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

After discovering leftover material from Kikutake's 1970 Osaka Expo tower, architectural researcher Nick Bruscia and his students began experimenting with textured stainless steel sheets to create a system of woven face frames. Its reflection of sunlight and resistance to winde make the installation's specular quality and the structural integrity one in the same. Nick comments that he is trying to create knowledge about materials, rather than implement knowledge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 18, 2014.

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Overcoming the Prejudice Against Vegetables

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Maiko Amemiya has worked in restaurants in Japan, Turkey and the United States, and is currently a freelance chef in Tokyo with a published recipe book. Although vegan food is a growing trend, it is not yet common in Japan, where many consider it to be rabbit food. Maiko is determined to spread the love of vegetables and fruits through her catering and muffin business, which combines a twist of NYC, London and Istanbul!

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An Infectious Epidemic of a Game

@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Alex Aniel shares his long-lived passion for the games series Resident Evil (titled Biohazard in Japan) and how he relates to it. Take a look at his presentation for some insider facts about the production and evolution of the game's graphics!

"Presentation of the Day" on August 1, 2014. 

Nick Bruscia
Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, Department of Architecture in Buffalo
Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Shinobu Machida
Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo
Alex Aniel
Founder, Brave Wave in Tokyo
Maiko Amemiya
Vegan Chef, Go! Muffins Go! in Tokyo
Takashi Yanai
Partner/Architect, Ehrlich Architects
La Carmina
Travel TV host and blogger at, Odigo
Kinoko Hajime
ロープアーティスト/ Rope Artist in Tokyo
Yoshiyuki Morioka
森岡書店 in Tokyo
Ideal Corpus
Music group / DJs / Visual Artists