Yusuke Obuchi is a researcher, designer and educator currently based in Tokyo. In 2010, Prof. Obuchi was appointed to direct Global 30 Architecture and Urbanism Course at the University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture. Prof. Obuchi is a former co-director of Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 2005 to 2010, and Course Master and Unit Master of Architectural Association from 2003 to 2005.
Prof. Obuchi teaches design studios, workshops and seminar courses where he explores the concepts of materiality, design systems, computational design techniques and fabrication processes in contemporary architecture and design. He studied architecture at Princeton University, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) and University of Toronto. He has previously been Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky and Adjunct Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a partner of Foresites Architecture and Design in London and has previously worked for Reiser-Umemoto in New York and ROTO Architects in Los Angeles. His projects have been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe, and included in the National Triennial Exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City, Architecture Biennial Beijing 2004 &2008, Architecture Biennial Rotterdam, Zurich Design Museum, Tokyo Designers Week, and Barcelona Design Museum.