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PoroCity at the Mori Art Museum by The Why Factory Winy Maas

PoroCity at the Mori Art Museum by The Why Factory Winy Maas

How to open up our solid towers? The Why Factory by Winy Maas exhibits 81 porous towers at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo as part of the exhibition Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow.

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The towers were built during a five-day workshop organized in collaboration between The Why Factory, TUDelft and Chiba Institute of Technology Students proposed a method to prove that urban porosity is socially, environmentally and economically valuable. By looking at how to measure urban porosity, this method aims to promote the capacity of the three-dimensional pixel (the so-called ‘voxel’) for both measuring and evaluating the relative porosity of any built form as well as for negotiating design.


The Why Factory, TUDelft
Winy Maas, Javier Arpa, Adrian Ravon , Leo Stuckardt, Lex te Loopor

Chiba Institute of Technology
Professor Souhei Imamura

Yu Kikuno, Asahi Kimura, Masaharu Kobayashi, Misa Kobayashi, Asumi Kokai, Moe Koyama, Atsushi Nakamura ,Kaio Moriguchi, Muneyuki Muraoka, Shun Mutoh, Asuka Nemoto, Kohei Nonaka, Naoaki Obi, Kyou Okui, Daichi Takagishi, Reika Taki, Yosuke Tsuruta, Takayoshi Ueshima, Yu Sasaki, Hojo Song, Asaka Suzuki, Koh Seki, Koji Suzuki, Keita Yanashima

Photo: Tayama Tatsuyuki
Photo Courtesy: Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

About The Author

Hamid Hassanzadeh is an Iranian architect, computational designer, researcher, and speaker. He studied his architecture education in Iran. With eight years of experience in this field, he worked on multiple projects in Iran, Turkey, Russia, Kuwait, and the USA. Early in 2016, he established Parametric Architecture magazine by starting from Instagram. Since then, he interviewed many architects and designers, conducted and supported workshops, organized events and lectures, and globally shared knowledge and information about computational and parametric design tools.

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