Background and activities

 

Bunji Izumi

Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc., B.Eng.

Registered architect in Japan (First-class, no. 371600)

 

Position Held

2020 - Assistant Professor at Institute of Architecture and Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Design, NTNU (Scandinavian-Sasakawa Lectureship)

 

2011 - 2020 Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Tokyo Japan

Digital Design Lab. 2011 - 2020

  • 2011 - Architect
  • 2013 - Senior Computational Designer, (2020 - Associate)

Structural Design Department 2016-2017

  • Structural Engineer

 

2007 - 2010 Driendl Architects ZT GmbH, Vienna Austria

  • Architect

- Rendlbahn (http://driendl.at/rendlbahn-cable-car-station-2/)

- Wiener Stadthallenbad (http://driendl.at/wiener-stadthallenbad/)

 

Educational Background

2007 - 2008 Postgraduate study at Vienna University of Technology, Dresden University of Technology, and Politecnico di Torino (M.Sc. from Vienna University of Technology, 2008)

2004 - 2007 Master study at Institute for Structural Design and Timber Engineering, Faculty for Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Dipl.-Ing (M.Sc.) with distinction, 2007), and Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.

2000 - 2004 Bachelor study at Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (B. Eng., 2004), and College of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo

 

Publications

- Hiroki Tamai, Kenryo Takahashi, Bunji Izumi, Mizuki Shigematsu, Kensuke Ando "Catalogue of equilibrium forms of structures", Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019, Oct. 2019

- Kensuke Ando, Bunji Izumi, Mizuki Shigematsu, Hiroki Tamai, Jun Matsuo, Yuki Mizuta, Takeshi Miyata, Jiro Sadanobu, Kai Suto, Tomohiro Tachi "Lightweight Rigidly Foldable Canopy using Composite Materials", Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019, Oct. 2019

- Shun Nakajima, Toru Takeuchi, Ryota Matsui, Hiroyasu Sakata, Hiroaki Harada, Yoshihiro Yamazaki, Miwa Mizutani, Bunji Izumi "Rotational Stiffness and Bending Strength of Steel Connections in Timber Lattice Shell" Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Conference, Architectural
Institute of Japan, Structure I, pp.795-796, Aug. 2017

- Bunji Izumi, Atsuko Tani, Nobuaki Toba, Koichiro Nakashima, Mikio Koshihara, Tomohiko Yamanashi, Mamoru Kohno, Wolfgang Winter "Fire performances of timber-cold formed thin steel plate composite beam", Proceedings of WCTE 2016, World Conference of Timber Engineering, Aug. 2016

- Bunji Izumi, Takumi Kurokawa, Yukio Koori, Toshihiko Kouno, Hajime Aoyagi, Tatsuya Hatori, Taro Nakamoto, Tomohiko Yamanashi "Design of glulam structure in the concert hall renovation of the existent concrete building", Proceedings of WCTE 2016, World Conference of Timber Engineering, Aug. 2016

- Bunji Izumi “Data exchange of building models between architects and engineers”, Kenchikugijutsu, pp.112-113, Jun. 2016

- Bunji Izumi “Aus der Forschung: Brandversuche mit Hybridstrukturen aus Holz und Stahl”, steeldoc 03+04/12, SZS Stahlbau Zentrum Schweiz, Dec.2012

- Bunji Izumi “Brandversuche mit Hybridstrukturen aus Holz und Stahl (Fire tests of hybrid structures of timber and steel)”, ZUSCHNITT no.40, Proholz Austria, p.24, Dec. 2010

- Bunji Izumi, Yoshiaki Amino, Chi-Jen Chen, Wolfgang Winter "Development of Frame Structures for Multistory Buildings with Partial Bending Stiffness Using Timber-Steel Hybrid Members with Improved Fire Resistance", Proceedings of 10th World Conference of Timber Engineering, Jun. 2008

- Bunji Izumi, Masahiro Matsuda, Hiromi Sato, Mikio Koshihara, Isao Sakamoto, Mahito Nakazono, "Lateral Loading Test of a Traditional Timber House in Yamaguchi Prefecture", Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Conference, Architectural Institute of Japan, Structure III, pp.475-
476, Sep. 2005

- Bunji Izumi, Tsuyoshi Seike, Kanako Suzuki, "Study on Present Situation and Problems of Demolition of Steel Construction", Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Conference, Architectural Institute of Japan, Materials and Construction, pp.237-238, Aug. 2004

 

Presentations, Lectures & Exhibitions

- Form and Force Expo Pavillions Exhibition at IASS 2019, Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 2019

- STRACTS ( STRUCTURE + ACT ⊃ CONNECTION ) Exhibition at Nikken Sekkei, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. - Dec. 2018

- Nikken Sekkei DDL “Connecting Architecture and Information by Digital Design”, noiz Experiments and Research, Recreation x Lecture, Tokyo, Japan, Mar. 2016

- Bunji Izumi "Geometry and Engineering", Evening Seminar Series at Building Construction, Materials Design Engineering Course, University of Tokyo, Jan. 2015

- Endemic Kinetic Shelter, Exhibited in Archi-neering Exhibition at Marunouchi Building, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2011