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Memories of Architecture, 2017


DOKUMENTUM4, 2017


Space Collection, 2015


ARCHITECTONICA, 2013-


Ozuchi Cultural House, 2013-


IMAGINARIA, 2011, 2017


Makabe Denshokan, 2011


UMUT Openlab, 2008-2009


Spiral Bench, 2007


Mobilemuseum, 2006-


Networked museums in the city, 2008


Database Museum, 2006


musescape, 2011


defocused, 2010


i-Compass, 2010


Ryukyu ALIVE, 2003


Northern Style Housing, 2001


Aomori Prefectural Museum, 2000


INFOTUBE, 1999


GINGA, 1999


Diagram showing a human-space relation
Fumio MATSUMOTO back to the faculty list (JP)


Project Professor
The University Museum, The University of Tokyo


Biography
Fumio Matsumoto is an architect and project professor at the University Museum, the University of Tokyo. He received his Master of Architecture from Waseda University in 1986 and worked for Arata Isozaki’s atelier from 1986 to 1996. There he was in charge of architectural projects such as Kyoto Concert Hall and COSI museum in Columbus, OH. In 1997, he established his private office, Plannet Architectures in Tokyo. His works range from architectural and urban design projects to information design projects. Matsumoto received awards for competition entries for the future vision of Kyoto, Aomori prefectural museum, Nakazato village hall, and for information design projects such as Ryukyu Alive, Infotube and Ginga. Since 2005, Matsumoto has been a faculty member at the University Museum, the University of Tokyo. He has explored design concepts of museum architecture that creates a new relation between people, space, time, objects and information. While at the University Museum, Matsumoto has developed actual museum projects including Mobilemuseum, Imaginaria, Architectonica, Intermediatheque and others. He has also taught a variety of design studios at the University of Tokyo, Keio University and Hosei University, and served as a guest critic for Washington University in St. Louis, the University of British Columbia and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Research Areas
While being involved in practical studies including space design, exhibition planning, and film production, Matsumoto has also undertaken design research concerning next-generation museum models. As knowledge platforms that facilitate new connections between people, spaces, objects, and information, museums have the potential to lead the way to the future. As a result of the global and increasing scale of production and consumption, the preservation and restoration of objects and information are becoming key issues for modern society. To give an overview of the situation surrounding museums as they head toward the next generation, in terms of basic function, there has been a transition from accumulation to creation. The change in terms of their actual form has been from centrali-zation to omnipresence, while the trend with respect to academic research has been a shift from fragmentation to integration. In other words, the role of the museum is changing, from a form of “closed storage” to an “open interface.” On the basis of an understanding of these present conditions, Matsumoto is undertaking research in the following areas.

1) Research on the expansion of museums within urban environments
2) Research on spatiotemporal museum design
3) Research on information navigation at museums
4) Developmental research on mobile exhibition units
5) Research on the Architecture of museum resources
6) Research on the representation of museum resources through film
7) Providing cultural support in post-disaster reconstruction areas


Academic Appointment
2015- Project Professor,
  The University Museum, The University of Tokyo (UMUT)
2008-2015 Project Associate Professor, UMUT
2005-2008 Visiting Associate Professor, UMUT
   
Professional Practice
1997- Principal, Plannet Architectures
1986-1996 Arata Isozaki and Associates
   
Visiting Faculty / Critic
2004- Keio University SFC
2006- Kuwasawa Design School
2015 Graduate School of Hosei University
2010, 2012- SCI-Arc (Japan studio)
2006-2012 UBC (Tokyo studio, every other year)
2004,2005 Washington Universuty in St. Louis (Tokyo studio)
2002-2008 Graduate School of Nihon University
2001-2005 Hosei Universuty
   
Education
1986 Master of Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo
1984 Bachelor of Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo
   
Projects
2017 Memories of Architecture
2017 IMAGINARIA2 (exhibition, UMUT)
2017 DOKUMENTUM4 (editorial, UMUT)
2015 MOBILEMUSEUM 2006-2015 (editorial, UMUT)
2015 Space Collection [with Hosei University]
2014 Layered Urban Ideas Mapping, Iwate
2013 ARCHITECTONICA (exhibition, UMUT)
2013 Ozuchi Cultural House, Iwate
2013 Intermediatheque (museum, UMUT)
2011 Makabe Denshokan, Ibaraki [arch by ADH Architects]
2011 IMAGINARIA (exhibition, UMUT)
2011 musescape (film)
2010 defocused (film)
2010 i-Compass (i-Phone application)
2008 UMUT Openlab (exhibition, UMUT)
2007 Spiral Bench (U Tokyo)
2007 Kaitokumon Gate (U Tokyo)
2006- Mobilemuseum (exhibition, UMUT)
2006- UMUT website design
2005 Tsukuba Detached House, Ibaraki
2003 Ryukyu ALIVE (web archive)
2001 Northern Style Housing, Aomori
2001 CT (spatial visualization of Ginza)
2001 School in the Forest, Niigata
2001 Sasebo Ferry Terminal, Nagasaki
2000 Nakasato Village Hall, Gunma
2000 ETH World, Switzerland
2000 Singapore Management University, Singapore
2000 Aomori Prefectural Museum, Aomori
1999 TKTS2K, New York
1999 INFOTUBE (spatial visualization of Yokohama)
1999 GINGA (spatial visualization of WWW)
1998 N-City, Tokyo
1998 East River Regeneration, New York
1997 Networked Cities, Kyoto
1997 Jyvaskyla Music and Arts Center, Finland
   
Books and Articles
"Models of Thought", serial columns in UT magazine,
University of Tokyo Press, 2012-2015. (JP)
Yoko Kinoshita, Kiyoshi Utsumi, Fumio Matsumoto,
"Sekkei suru Shintai wo Sodateru", Shokokusha, 2013. (JP)
"Designs for Living on a Changing Earth", Applied Dynamics; 
SCI-Arc and the reconstruction of Tohoku. SCI-Arc, 2013.
"MODELS: A Museum City of Architectural Model",
University of Tokyo Press, 2010. (JP)
"A Perspective of Next-generation Museums",
Ouroboros Special Edition, UMUT, 2007. (JP)
"Space + Architecture", Design Language 2.0, Naoto Okude,
Akira Wakita, Keio University Press, 2006. (JP)
"Preliminary Studies on Address, Gravity and Receiver",
10+1, Number 42, INAX Publication, 2006. (JP)
   
Symposia and Lectures
"World Architecture Travelogue", UMUT, 2017.
"The Architecture of Space: Connecting the Memories of
Architecture to the Creation of an Environment",
ARCHITECTONICA Seminar, UMUT, 2017.
"Design Concepts for a Next-generation Museum", International
Symposium on Global Collaboration among University Museums,
Asia Museum of Modern Art, Asia University, Taiwan, 2014.
   
Studios and Workshops
Space Design Workshop, The University of Tokyo, 2006-
Film Design Workshop, The University of Tokyo, 2012-
Todai Classes at Ozuchi, UMUT, 2013-
Museum Workshop, UMUT, 2012-
Professional Curator's Course, UMUT, 2006-2016.
Museum Design Workshop, Keio University, 2004-
International Joint Workshop, SCI-Arc, Hosei, Keio UTokyo, 2010-
Joint Project, UBC-UTokyo, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012.
Tokyo Studio, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004, 2005.
   
Awards
Honorable Mention: Los Angeles Movie Awards, USA, 2012.
Selected Project: Promenade of Knowledge, U Tokyo, 2007.
Award of Excellence: Asia Digital Art Awards, 2003.
Jury's Recommendation: Japan Media Arts Festival, 2001.
Honorable Mention: Nakasato Village Hall, Gunma, 2000.
Special Mention: Aomori Prefectural Museum Competition, 2000.
Information Design Award: Multimedia Grand Prix, Japan, 2000.
Grand Prix: Nikkei Architecture Digital Design Competition, 1999.
Honorary Mention: Prix Ars Electronica, Austria, 1999.
Award of Austrian Architects, Award of the Audience:
Graz Biennale on Media and Architecture, Austria, 1999.
Art Award: Multimedia Grand Prix, Japan, 1999.
Excellent Work Prize: N-City, Tokyo, 1998.
Honorable Mention: East River Project, New York, 1998.
Fine Work Prize: Future Vision of Kyoto, Kyoto, 1997.
   
   
   
Contact
matsumoto(a)um.u-tokyo.ac.jp




Cover of "MODELS: A Museum City of Architectural Models"


Diagram showing design phases from ideas to realization


Spatial collage of exhibitions at UMUT


Memories of Architecture, 2017