Japanese architect Keisuke Oka visits Stuckeman School

October 04, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Japanese architect Keisuke Oka will be conducting an "art of concrete" workshop at the Stuckeman Family Building at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the main yard. There will be another pour session held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.

Oka also will hold an exhibition at the end of November at the Rouse Gallery in the Stuckeman Family Building.

Best known for building edgy domiciles out of concrete, Oka uses concrete with less water concentration to make his buildings more durable. He also uses locally sourced materials and imprints plants and other objects into his molds. A former dancer, he has applied the lessons he learned as a dancer to inform the spontaneity of his architecture.

For more information about Oka’s work, read this article in the Japan Times.

This workshop is sponsored partially by the Arts and Architecture faculty research grant.

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Last Updated October 10, 2018