Seeking to explore power as crucial factor in the design of the built environment, we will look at energy systems and related objects, from sites of generation to spaces of consumption, from distribution networks to control rooms.

Tutors: Filip Geerts and Sanne van den Breemer
Director of Studies: Salomon Frausto

Contributors: Santiago Ardila, Juan Benavides, Daniella Camarena, Stef Dingen, Marco Fusco, Jack Garay Arauzo, Theodora Gelali, Shaiwanti Gupta, Hao Hsu, Marianthi Papangelopoulou, Felipe Quintero, Gent Shehu, Siyuan Wang


A mysterious underground infrastructure is buried under the Koyasan Tokyo Betsuin temple. It’s a TEPCO electrical distribution substation that has supplied electricity for Minato Ward, Meguro Ward, Shinagawa Ward, and Ota Ward since 1980. The size of this substation is about half as large as Tokyo Dome, and it is 36 meters underground.