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

10 pages
A4 size 210x297mm

01. Raw Materials

Through eight case studies, a broad range of resources going into Japanese energy production is explored. The country’s dependence on other nations is acknowledged, by including the fossil fuels that are being imported, but also the impact of homegrown high-tech manufacturers is highlighted, through the rise of renewable energy production.

31 pages
A4 size 210x297mm

02. Power Generation

Japan is a country that has a large demand for energy. Although this country has the nuclear power plant which generated the most energy around the world with 8212 MW, thermal power generation such as LNG and coal, etc provide most of the energy-generation to the nation, with total national generation of 74.2%.

 7 pages
4 A4 size brochure 210x297mm

03. Transmission

Transmission lines run from generation sites to distribution facilities, and in order to secure a stable power supply, Japan has embarked on a series of ambitious projects in recent years. From test facilities on an island to kilometers-long lines traveling both overhead and underground, a series of pylons and submarines cables in the sea facilitate the movement for an efficient electricity delivery.