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J-Talk: Diggin’ Culture #07 Japanese Architecture and Aesthetics in Design

J-Talk: Diggin’ Culture #07


Japanese Architecture and Aesthetics in Design


By Takanao Todo

Visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn Univeristy

INDA (International program in Design and Architecture)



Date & Time 15 February 2020 (Saturday)

13:00 – 15:30  (100 seats)

Venue Amphitheatre, SAMYAN CO-OP,

Samyan Mitrtown (2nd floor)

**No food or drinks allowed inside**

Entrance fee free of charge
Language English with interpretation in Thai
Advance booking is recommended through https://bit.ly/2QZLvhe


With an aim to encourage Thai people to know and understand more about the Japanese society and culture, the Japan Foundation, Bangkok has created a talk event under the name of J-Talk: Diggin’ Culture. Not merely academic contents, the J-Talk series provide many more interesting stories about society, culture and people of Japan that you may or may not think about and you can enjoy this event without any background information.   The 7th J-talk is about Japanese Architecture and Aesthetics in Design with topics ranging from special features of design from Japan by looking into the universality, cultural influx and changes in design in Japan and Thailand, significant concept of design as well as the sense of beauty and its meaning representing belief and culture.


If you are interested, please book your seat in advance via the following link  https://bit.ly/2QZLvhe  and please go through the instruction below to get access to SAMYAN CO-OP by simply download Mitr App via iOS: https://apple.co/2m4kmg7   Android: https://bit.ly/2NttOEP and register (no charges for registration and access). For the first-time visitor, please be informed that you’re required to bring your passport to identify yourself at the service counter at SAMYAN CO-OP.




Takanao Todo

Graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture (England) in 2008 and achieved RIBA part2, he has worked for various architectural farms in London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo and Singapore. His main focus in architectural design is material research and innovative design concept, which lead him to win numerous architectural awards including, London Design Awards “Silver Winner”+ DP Inspiration award “Design of the year” with “Cada cuba huele al vino que tienne” (2017), Honorable mention for “Through the looking prism”(2017), Winner and commissioned for the competition for “the pavilion @ ECO WORLD” (2016), finalist for Dubai Expo Singapore Pavilion (2016). He is studio professor Chulalongkorn University for INDA (International Program in Design and Architecture) and besides his work on architectural design, he is also a ceramicist specialized in making Japanese tea and Sake wares.


Ceramic works:
Instagram @takanaotodo

Architectural works:


For more information
Yuichi Matsuo  matsuo@jfbkk.or.th
(Japanese and English)
Tamawan Pengsatis tamawan@jfbkk.or.th
(Thai and English)

Organized by The Japan foundation, Bangkok

with the co-operation from art4d and SAMYAN CO-OP

Supported by Embassy of Japan in Thailand

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok

10th Fl. Serm-Mit Tower, Sukhumvit 21,

Bangkok (Tel: 02-260-8560~3)

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Website: https://www.jfbkk.or.th/