Born in 1994, Kohei Ishida is a graduate student at the University of Tokyo. In search of the ideal form of architecture in an age in which a new natural world and environment are emerging, and humanity itself is approaching a major transformation, he tackles both the use of new technologies in daily life, such as self-driving cars and VR/MR, and fundamental issues such as life and death in times of change.
His awards include the ERI Design Competition Nikkan Kensetsu Kogyo Shinbun Special Prize.
How will Self-Driving Cars Change Architecture and Cities (from Nov. 2016)
When human drivers are no longer necessary, spaces will acquire more freedom in layout and cross section. Imagining a new concept of architecture in which the composition of spaces can be docked together dynamically using new “sensory organs” comprised of sensors and cloud technology, he has suggested ways in which cities might be effected.