Through collaborations with architects, workshops with students, and research in his laboratory, Jun Sato develops lightweight, ductile structures and transparent or translucent structures that serve as filters for environmental substances. Recent collaborations include Extreme Nature for the 2008 Venice Biennale and Balloon with architect Junya Ishigami; House NA and Naoshima Pavilion with architect Sou Fujimoto, Sunny Hills Japan with architect Kengo Kuma, and a glass structures seminar and workshop at Stanford University. Currently principal engineer at Jun Sato Structural Engineers Co., Ltd., and associate professor at the University of Tokyo, Sato previously worked at Toshihiko Kimura’s office (1995–1999), received the Japan Structural Design Award in 2009, and received his Doctor of Engineering degree at the University of Tokyo in 2013.
Patrick McCafferty, lecturer in architecture and associate principal of Arup, will introduce Mr. Sato and host the discussion following his talk.
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