Tom Heneghan Labo : ’Patchwork Urbanism’.
This Labo began work in 2019, and its subsequent years of research have been driven by our curiosity about the changing contexts of Fukagawa. That district has become increasingly complex, but its existence as an industrial ‘downtown’ has not been completely erased, and its overlapping of functions and scales remains in the random patterning of the buildings and spaces.
In their designs, the students responded to the contrasting building-types and the contrasting public and private functions, and resolved their designs with ingenuity and sensitivity.
The triangular form of the site, the very contrasting building-types that are around it, and the contrasting public and private functions of the program, all resulted in a very difficult project. But, in general, the students responded to the difficulties with ingenuity and sensitivity.