“Architectural spaces can take away or awaken abilities and sensations that we humans possess innately. Through the practice I’ve always been conscious of that—how can we expand our abilities and sensations with architectural spaces? In this lecture I will talk about it especially from the point of view of spatial dimension, gravity, and time, with my various projects.” Go Hasegawa earned a Master of Engineering degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2002 and worked at Taira Nishizawa Architects before establishing Go Hasegawa & Associates in 2005. He has taught at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and UCLA and is currently a design critic in architecture at the GSD. In 2015, he received his PhD in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Hasegawa is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 Shinkenchiku Prize and selection as one of the ten 2014 AR Design Vanguard architects. His new monograph is newly published by A+U as of January 2017.
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