Ed Saliklis Presents Research at IASS
sept 26, 2016 - sept 30, 2016
Ed Saliklis presented his research on the Airy Stress Function and Graphic Statics at the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Annual International Symposium. It was held at the University of Tokyo, Japan from September 26 through September 30, 2016. Ed's presentation was part of the IASS Working Group 15, Graphic Statics, and this year was unique in that all the research presented was concerned with Three Dimensional applications of Graphic Statics. Ed also chaired the session of Working Group 20, Teaching Shell and Spatial Structures. Ed was also extremely fortunate to have interviewed Mamoru Kawaguchi, arguably the leading structural engineer in the world. The interview focused on the design evolution of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Stadia that Kawaguchi designed along with the architect Kenzo Tange. Soon afterwards, Ed himself was interviewed by a group of Junior High School students, who asked him about his art and his travels.
Ed met with Professor Tsuboi, son of the famous engineer Tsuboi who worked closely with Tange and numerous landmark structures in Japan.
Ed also met with Professor Don Choi and his architecture students who are currently studying abroad in Japan. We had a site visit together to an architecture project.
Finally, Ed met with Emeritus Professor Sat Rihal and his wife Zoya in Kyoto. We studied the Maiko working there.