Talked dialogue [Reconnecting Architecture with Society: The Challenge of a Young Tech CEO] Hiroki Akiyoshi, CEO, VUILD Corporation x Jun Fukuda, Brand Consultant
Mr. Akiyoshi of VUILD is trying to create a new world of architectural design by combining 3D printers and wood.
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Talked Conversation [Reconnecting Architecture with Society: The Challenge of a Young Tech CEO].
Hiroki Akiyoshi, CEO, VUILD Corporation x Jun Fukuda, Brand Consultant
http://talked.jp/141/ (Part I)
http://talked.jp/142/ (Part 2)
https://youtu.be/cpH391rh6vc (Part 1 of 1)
https://youtu.be/XlKKqzpmMkk (Part 1 of 2)
https://youtu.be/vSMklsl5bcw (Part 1 of 2)
https://youtu.be/0oqwhNV9ru4 (Part 2 of 2)
Akiyoshi: “The same may be true for other hardware startups. But even in the case of the automobile industry, what used to be a story of maintaining a factory line can now be done with 3D printers and short circuits, and I think the same is true of architecture. Architecture, in particular, uses wood, not steel or resin like automobiles. Two-thirds of Japan’s land area is forested, so there should be a great affinity with decentralized construction in terms of procuring and building with what is available nearby. I felt that if we could apply the seeds of business to this, architecture would return to its original ideal state. I had that intuition.”
Editing and composition: Junko Io
Photo: Yukiko Koshima
Date: March 4, 2022