Shoei Yoh Archive Team

Masaaki Iwamoto

Dr Masaaki Iwamoto is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Design, Kyushu University and a practicing architect and researcher of post-war architecture in Southeast Asia and Japan. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo and Stuttgart University. After working with Kazuhiko Namba's studio in Tokyo, he joined Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2011 as a partner. In 2015, he moved his base in Japan and co-established his own firm, ICADA. Since 2016, he is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Japan.


Associate Professor Tomo INOUE, Dr. Eng. (U Tokyo) is the head of Environmental Design Global Hub, eghub, an in-house centre of the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. He organizes collaborative research and design studios with overseas partner universities. He is working on bringing science and digital technology into architecture research. He preserves the vernacular structures of former British colonies in Asia. In particular, he is developing a method to determine the date of construction of vernacular structures from the date of manufacture of the steel beams. To preserve architectural works as digital space, he is engaged in building digital archives of architects' architectural works.

YU Momoeda

YU Momoeda is an internationally recognised and leading Japanese Architect, and lecturer at the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. He graduated from the Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture. Before establishing the Yo Momoeda Architecture Office in Fukuoka, Japan in 2014, he worked in the office of Kengo Kuma & Associates. In 2019 he was awarded a Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) Find and Tell program residency to investigate and develop new insights into Yoh’s work by engaging with the archival material held at the CCA. He has expertise in parametric design methods, fractal geometries and traditional Japanese timber systems.

Jack Barton

Dr Jack Barton manages the Geospatial Research Innovation and Development (GRID) lab at UNSW. With a background in architecture, Jack focusses on the application of 3D geospatial mapping technologies and community/animation projects, running a consultancy for 20+ years and collaborating closely with research, industry and government stakeholders nationally and internationally. In his PhD (2008) he developed a 3D Spatial Decision Support System for the Management of Public Housing, assisting in the sustainable development of built environments and, more importantly, the communities that live there.

Kate Dunn

Dr Kate Dunn is a Senior Lecturer and Design Research Fellow at UNSW faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Kate’s research investigates experimental 3D Printing, Digital Fabrication and Robotics with a focus on the development of new and sustainable materials for digital fabrication. Kate’s research builds on traditional material processes and integrates them into emerging digital technologies for a range of industries including the Built Environment, Medicine, and Multi-Modal Data Visualisation. Kate convenes and teaches Design courses at UNSW Built Environment and has over 15 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in Australia’s leading Universities.

Nicole Gardner

Dr Nicole Gardner is a Senior Lecturer, Design Research Fellow, and Education Coordinator in the School of Built Environment at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. She is an Australian Registered Architect (NSW 7921) with over twelve years of local and international project experience. She teaches courses on the history and theory of architectural and urban technology, and applied design research. Nicole's research investigates the design of smart and responsive environments, and digital transformation in the AEC industry through the lenses of labour, gender, ethics, and sustainable design. Nicole is the Lead Chief Investigator of the Revisiting Shoei Yoh research project.

M. Hank Haeusler

Associate Professor M. Hank Haeusler Dipl.-Ing. (Fh) / PhD (SIAL/RMIT) is Deputy Director ADA UNSW AI Institute and founding Director of the Computational Design program in the School of Built Environment at UNSW, Sydney. Haeusler is known as a researcher, educator, entrepreneur and designer in media architecture, computational design, and second machine age technologies and is author of over 100 academic publications. He is Head of Research, Foresight and Innovation at Giraffe Technology, a platform for the AEC sector. He has held international appointments including Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and Director of the Media Architecture Institute.

Tracy Huang

Tracy Huang is an Associate Lecturer in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) Program at UNSW. Tracy leverages her background and expertise in design and manufacturing to investigate real-world problems in contemporary cities by employing a mix methodologies approach of traditional design research and new data sciences. Her research interests sit in the intersection of advanced digital technologies and the reimagination of construction assembly systems that provide social and environmental benefits. This intersection extends to the broader socio-spatial and cultural considerations of how people inhabit spaces and the role and impact of interiors in cities. At UNSW, Tracy has redeveloped and transformed the interior technics stream with a strong environmental, social and digital approach on materiality and construction assembly methodologies. Her teaching innovations were recognised by the faculty award for “Learning and Teaching Excellence Award:Blended Learning Technologies”.

K. Daniel Yu

Daniel is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Built Environment within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture at the University of New South Wales. Specialising in advanced computational design workflows, Daniel has received a Bachelor of Architectural Computing, with Distinction, and a Masters of Philosophy in Architecture from the University of New South Wales. His master research examines the translation of Slime Molds for parametric infrastructure planning through artificial organic simulations and topographical analysis. Previously in Daniel’s work as a post-graduate research associate in the Computational Design program at the University of New South Wales, he has been involved in numerous research projects developing analytical and optimisation processes.


We extend our thanks to students from the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Japan who have supported the Shoei Yoh Archive project team:
Shoichi Nakamoto, Ryo Katayama, Masaru Nomitsu, Hanano Tanaka, Yukino Watanabe and LiDAR Survey Scanninng by Yuki Takarabe

Special thanks to colleagues from the UNSW School of Built Environment and Design Futures Lab who have supported the Shoei Yoh Archive project team:
Anthony Franco, Charlotte Firth, Madison King, Nichola Jephcott

And special thanks also for wesbite development to Liam Bray, Rohann Dorabjee and the team at SDRS (Special Design Research Studio).

Project Partners

The Revisiting Shoei Yoh: Digital Preservation and Architectural Archiving project that includes the establishment of the online Shoei Yoh Archive and supporting exhibition and symposium events at Australian Design Centre, Sydney, Australia, 30 November 2021 – 25 January 2022, has been funded by the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia Japan Foundation Grant (2020-2021).