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Ms Mirai Morita

Mirai Morita
Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions

Mirai Morita, a Japanese native, educated in the United States, has joined Adelaide University in 2013 after traversed the globe working on architecture projects of various scales and distinctions. She brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to design discipline through previous experiences of designing large scale masterplans, commercial/cultural projects, residential projects and small scale exhibits. She has previously worked at OMA in Rotterdam and Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo.

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Ms Mirai Morita

Mirai Morita, a Japanese native, educated in the United States, has joined Adelaide University in 2013 after traversed the globe working on architecture projects of various scales and distinctions. She brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to design discipline through previous experiences of designing large scale masterplans, commercial/cultural projects, residential projects and small scale exhibits. She has previously worked at OMA in Rotterdam and Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo.

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Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 - 2017 Project Leader Office for Metropolitan Architecture
2013 lecturer university of adelaide
2013 - 2009 Architecture staff Atelier Bow-Wow
2008 - 2009 Architect Asymptote Architecture
2007 - 2008 Architect Office for Metropolitan Architecture
2006 - 2006 Design Staff INABA Projects
2005 - 2006 Design Staff Xefirotarch
2002 - 2004 Design Staff Michael Sorkin Studio

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Japanese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
southern california institute of architecture usa masters in architecture
north carolina state university usa bachelor of environmental design in architecture

Research Interests

Books

Year Citation
2003 Sorkin, M. (2003). Starting from Zero Reconstructing Downtown New York. Psychology Press.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Morita, M., & Lacoudre, I. (2013). Exploring Atelier Bow-Wow. In A. Segal, C. Castagnet, D. Berakha, & I. Kenigsberg (Eds.), Labor (Vol. 2, pp. 86-95). Argentina: revistalabor.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2017 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 2 Design/Architectural work
Title: Hair Lab
Authors: Morita M, Chua SWB, Chue LH, Koh BJ
Place of publication: https://creativeadelaide.beebreeders.com/shortlisted-projects
Publication date: 10 October 2017
Extent: Four A2 landscape panels
Notes: Short Listed
ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: This was an open idea competition for an existing site in Adelaide, investigation into how to insert creative energy into the city.

Creative energy and thinking can really enrich a city. What is creativity? There is no creativity without knowledge. Without knowledge, there will be no creativity. Once you build a knowledge, one has the ability to think outside of the box (norm), being able to see things from different perspective. This creative thinking can be amplified and used for the greater good of the people and the world.

Hair lab’s main function is to collect hair waste from Adelaide CBD and compost it into fertiliser, while putting the process on display to educate people of this possibility. Waste is a real problem in any cities around the world. There are many reasons to the cause of global warming and natural disasters that are threatening our society all over the globe is a real threat. Every person needs to be more aware and conscious about the amount of waste produced. To address and expose this issue which is often overlooked, we chose human hair waste as our focus. Going to hair salons to get our hair cut is one of our chores we all do. How many people actually considers, who collects them, and what happens to them? Our proposal provides opportunity to collect, store, and decompose into fertiliser for distribution.

Second function of the Hair Lab is a curated library. Curator is appointed quarterly to decide on the topic of knowledge to be open to public. The library content can be books, digital books, audio, film etc. The space creates opportunity to enrich knowledge from very specific point of view in much depth.

The third program of the Hair Lab is a performance/exhibit space. This space could be used as part of the content for the curated library as well as hosting various other public events for the city. It is creating an opportunity to engage with wide range of audiences and create platform for productive discussions on various issues.
Record created at source: 7 December 2017

2016 NTRO sub category: 2 Design/Architectural work
Title: Sun Room Art Studio
Authors: Morita M
Place of publication: Adelaide
Publication date: 14 May 2016
Extent: 4000 x 6300 x 3000
Medium: in-situ concrete, timber
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 17 May 2016
2015 Publication status: Unpublished
NTRO sub category: 2 Design/Architectural work
Title: Tombstone
Authors: Morita M
Place of publication: Kawasaki, Japan
Publication date: 4 November 2015
Extent: 1740 x 1690 x 1561
Medium: stone work
Record created at source: 28 January 2016
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83134588
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Horace Lamb Building, floor 4
Room Number
4 63
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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