Origami Lab / Tachi Lab
- Hitomi Oshima (2019- Project Academic Specialist)
- Junichiro Horikawa (2020- Project Academic Specialist)
- Daiki Kanaoka (2021- Project Academic Specialist)
- Seri Nishimoto (2021- Master's course, Architecture)
- MunKyun Lee (2021- Master's course, Architecture)
- Yiwei Zhang (2020- Master's course, Architecture)
- Rinki Imada (2021- Master's course, A&S, 2020-2021 Bachelor)
- Fuki Ono (2020- Master's course, Architecture)
- Ryuya Toyooka (2020- Master's course, Architecture)
- Kai Suto(2019- Doctoral course, A&S, 2017-2019 Master (Yamaguchi Lab), )
- Yuya Ishizawa (2019-2021 Master, Architecture)
- Koutarou Sempuku (2019-2021 Master, Architecture)
- Yuki Miyajima (2018-2019 Bachelor, 2019-2021 Master, A&S)
- Akito Adachi(2018-2021 Ph.D., A&S, 2015-2018 Master(Yamaguchi Lab))
- Taisuke Ohshima(2014-2017 Doctoral course, A&S Yamaguchi Lab)
- Yusuke Takahashi (2013-2015 Graduate, Master, Architecture Yokoyama Lab)
- Kuniko Takahashi (2011-2013 Graduate, Master, III, Yamaguchi Lab)
- Guo, Zhen, September 2019 - September 2020.
- Klara Mundilova, May 2019.
- Riccardo Foschi June-August 2017.
- Ke Liu, September 2016- February 2017.
- Levi Dudte, Visiting Scholar (JSPS Summber Program), June-August 2014.
- Evgueni T. Filipov, Visiting Scholar (NSF GROW & JSPS Fellow) February-August 2014
- Jennifer Ramseyer, June-August 2014
What we do
In our lab, we try to understand the relationship between spatial forms and function through geometric modeling and algorithms to create novel kinematic and functional systems. Two main themes are origami, the behaviors that accompany surface folding, and structural tessellation, the geometry of modular systems with consistent spatial connections.
Potential outputs of structural origami and tessellations include deployable and repeatedly foldable temporary structures, functional and reprogrammable cellular materials, and control devices for light, heat, or sound.
We are interested both in understanding and creating phenomena.
Topics of research include the following.
- computational origami
- self-assembly and self-folding
- origami engineering
- polyhedral tessellation
- cellular material
- structural morphology
- deployable structures
- kinematic design
- computational fabrication
See Research Projects for actual projects.
Information for students
Tachi lab belongs to two departments. So you can join the lab from either departments. Note that the admission processes are very different. PLEASE CONTACT Tachi beforehand if you intend to apply.
We do not accept research student (Kenkyusei) (exception: MEXT scholarship students)
- Department of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 広域システム科学系入試情報[Admission Info]
- Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering 建築学専攻入試情報[Admission Info]
- G30 Course, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering [Admission Info]