hidden / openspace
Research Exchange study at SIT, Japan
Kazunobu Minami Laboratory
August , 2018
Hidden Open Space - a weird way to use two paradoxical adjective, consecutively, no? It was a nice, long Spring vacation before the research exchange program I was about to enroll at Shibaura Institute of Technology. I was typing my weekly job report when I stumbled on something and miss typing those three words by mis- take. Since then, it literally kind of stuck in my head, the answer to this list of questions.
What is Hidden Open Space? Where are they?
How to notice them? Or, even the self-doubting kind of questions like, What is going on in my head? Is the thing even practically real? Or, perhaps, What is wrong with me?
The Hidden Open Space is the alternative conceptual approach of the way one may or may not look at the space itself. It involves steps ranging from analytical exploration to methodological suggestions. This research approach include a number of study and activities to be conducted, listed below:
1. Redefinition of the terms and principles
2. Exploratory preliminaries
3. Experimental approach
The intention of doing this research under the Research Exchange program at department of architecture, Shibaura Institute of Technology is the first step toward my personal research study I intend to continue afterward, preferably integration in my thesis project, and later in my master study. The duration of this project in Japan is set as five months and it is intended that those time be devi- ded into five phrases: prelimi- nary research, attempt, planning and processing, conclusion and lastly reflection. With the given amount of time, it is intended that each phase take from a week to two, while the rest of the time are put for the most number of attempts possible.