Origami Lab / Tachi Lab
- Hitomi Oshima (2019- Academic Support Staff)
- Junichiro Horikawa (2020- Academic Support Specialist)
- Rinki Imada (2020- Bachelor course, A&S)
- Zhang Yiwei (2020- Master's course, Architecture)
- Fuki Ono (2020- Master's course, Architecture)
- Ryuya Toyooka (2020- Master's course, Architecture)
- Yuya Ishizawa (2019- Master's course, Architecture)
- Koutarou Sempuku (2019- Master's course, Architecture)
- Yuki Miyajima (2018-2019 Bachelor, A&S, 2019- Master's Course, A&S)
- Kai Suto(2017-2019 Master (Yamaguchi Lab), 2019- Doctoral course)
- Akito Adachi(2015-2018 Master, 2018- Doctoral course, (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]