University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Architectural Informatics Guest Lecture : HongXi Yin


-OTUS HOUSE Team WashU Solar Decathlon

Architectural Informatics Guest Lecture 9

Reinventing Building Industry by Circular Economy: Onsite Deconstruction and Offsite Construction

Date and time: January 17, 2024 (Tue.) 18:00~20:00
Venue: KAJIMA HALL (Room15), Faculty of Engineering Building 1

Host: Yasushi Ikeda Architectural Informatics Research Lab.

Dr. Hongxi Yin is a tenured Associate Professor of building science and architecture design at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Yin teaches design/build studios and fundamental building science courses and has led multiple Solar Decathlon projects(*)including OTUS HOUSE. Dr. Yin’s current research is Mass Deconstruction and Radical Building Decarbonization. Before he joined Washington University in 2015, he was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Southeast University in Nanjing, China. He was the Chief Technology Officer of Broad Homes Industrial Co. and led the automation of the design and fabrication of precast concrete buildings for mass production. Hongxi graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Building Performance and Diagnostics in 2006.

*Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy held biennially by The U.S. Department of Energy

Admission free, no reservation required. Lecture will be in English but with auto-translation subtitles Please contact the following address if you would like to watch the seminar online. Contact: Architectural Informatics Lab.