Monday, Februrary 4, 2019 18:30
, Prizewinning Architect and Gentleman Scientist
"GOoD Design Philosophy—Kami no dezain tetsugaku" / 神のデザイン哲学
Josai University, Tokyo Kioicho Campus, Building 1, B1 Hall, 3-26 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
RSVP by January 31, 2019
to The Asiatic Society of Japan
Renowned architect Edward Suzuki coined the term “GOoD Design” from his belief that the universe, both
visible and invisible, is God’s greatest work of architecture, he considers the vast web of interrelationships
that exists between the material world, our physical bodies, and our spiritual selves in essays as varied in
their subject matter as the molecular structure of water, the mystical properties of bamboo, the Fibonacci
sequence, and the golden ratio.
Mr. Suzuki was born of German and Japanese descent in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He earned his B.Arch.
from the University of Notre Dame and his MArch in urban design from Harvard University. Suzuki worked
alongside master architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller while on a Fulbright scholarship. Perhaps that’s
one reason he’s a self-proclaimed student of life, regularly contemplating the structure of the atom, the
environment, philosophy and the metaphysical. Edward’s bold yet organic architectural designs draw from
influences both East and West, and have taken shape as far away as Kenya and China.
Upon graduation from Harvard, Suzuki worked for Kenzo Tange & URTEC before establishing his own
practice, Edward Suzuki Associates, in Tokyo in 1977. Suzuki’s work has brought him many accolades at
home and abroad.
Double Rainbow, a private residence in Karuizawa, Japan, received the 2015 International Architecture
Award administered by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. He is a three-time
recipient of the same institution’s Green Good Design Award, most recently for his design of the
International School of Asia, Karuizawa. EDDI’s House, a prefabricated system built in collaboration with
Daiwa House, has received multiple prizes. In 2017 Suzuki’s proprietary model for predicting atomic and
molecular structures won the Special Genius Award at the 31st World Genius Convention in Tokyo.
Among his published papers is “Atommetrics: Another View of Atomic Structure Based on Electron Orbital
Geometry,” which appeared in the international science periodical FORMA (2002, 2007). He is the author of
the 2013 collection of essays Kami no dezain tetsugaku, which was revised and updated in the English
language edition GOoD Design Philosophy in 2017.
Annual General Meeting
Monday, January 28, 2019 @18:30
Josai University, Tokyo Kioicho Campus,
Building #3, 5F, 2-3-20 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093
Agenda. The items to be reported or proposed include the following:
• Report of Interim Council and Annual Statement of Accounts.
• Proposal of dissolution of the existing ASJ
(For summary and details, please see the information kit circulated to the members, and any supplemental
information that may be provided by the Interim Council separately from this notice.)
May we remind Members who have not yet renewed their Asiatic Society of Japan membership for this
year to do so please by remitting the subscription amount (Regular Membership: ¥11,000) to one of ASJ's account as follows:
• Postal transfer to Japan Postal Account No. 00120-0-167991
• Bank transfer to MUFG Bank [三菱UFJ銀行], Aoyama-dori Branch, Ordinary Account No.
• Payment by U.S. dollar cheque is also acceptable