Europe-Japan Dialogue public lecture
8 Mar 2010, Glasgow
'j.Pod: A Scottish-Japanese Innovation to Develop a Low-Cost,
Low-Carbon, Prefabricated Timber Construction System'
Speaker: Mr John Barr, John Barr Architects
The lecture is free and open to the public. To register, please contact Yushin Toda on firstname.lastname@example.org.
a Scottish architect, John Barr, and developed in conjunction with Japanese
construction companies and universities. The idea was conceived while
John was working and living in Japan through the 1990s and 2000's, when
he witnessed the rapid disappearance of the neighbourhoods of small,
affordable, timber houses that used to be commonplace there and their
replacement with soulless apartment blocks.