Social Fabrication Laboratory

Presentation Group Representative : Hiroya Tanaka (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)
    • Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall
  • A57

Applied Design of Social Fabrication (Nursing)

Person in Charge of the Project : Junki YoshiokaFab Nurse Project: Digital Fabrication in Nursing The aim of the Fab Nurse Project is to establish the methodology of low-cost and adaptable creation using digital fabrication for personalized quality care. We are focusing on the care environment, especially in-house care, which is subject to increasing demand in the coming aging society. We have been working for creation of personalized self-help tools, care equipment, nursing training tools collaborating with nurses and other medical staffs. We are also challenging the technology development for 3D printing with various kind of materials, flexibility control by changing the internal structure etc.


New Technology to support Social Fabrication (Software and Modeling)

Person in Charge of the Project : Takumi MoriyaThis project conducts research on new representation methods of 3D models, which can only be created from digital fabrication. To be more specific, we are developing systems for designing internal structures of 3D shapes, meta-materials, and 4D shapes inspired by biological process of growth. We are also developing a system to support social fabrication that occurs between people with various skills and backgrounds. These systems are demonstrated at ORF2017.

New Technology to support Social Fabrication (Hardware and Material)

Person in Charge of the Project : Sai TaokaIn our project, we are researching new representation methods relating to new technologies of digital fabrication from the perspective of both hardware and software. Specifically, we are trying to change the G-Code during printing and to make irregularities in the texture of the shaped object. We are also studying expressions using filaments for 3D printers with new properties.

Applied Design of Social Fabrication (Architecture and Urban)

Person in Charge of the Project : Hiroyuki TachikawaThere is no doubt that in recent years the population of Japan has decreased sharply. And one of three houses will be vacant in 2033. The present situation will make it more difficult to enrich urban landscape only by the traditional building industry such as a newly-built house made by client, designer, and contractor, or what you call DIY. Large 3D printers and homebrewed CNC update these procedure and brought users a precise design and the know-how of fabrication. So we focused on architectural elements with scales responding to the surrounding environment, such as glass windows and roof tiles. They are able to be installed in the new type of space such as contracting buildings, conversion, or effective utilization of the rooftop.

Other Exhibitions



Fumitoshi Kato (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)