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The lecture series "Architecture and the City in the Post-Industrial Age" is organized to commemorate Kengo Kuma's 11 years of his professorship at the University of Tokyo Department of Architecture and the retirement from the school in 2020 March. Each lecture session invites leading figures in various fields not limited to architecture. Nine sessions have been held between April 2019 and February 2020. The final session which was postponed due to COVID-19 will be held online on July 18th.
How can a building of architecture grow?
The clue to the answer might be found in the shells of molluscs.
The exhibition displays 400 and more kinds of shell specimens collected from all over the world. Within the exhibition, there are 150 sectioned specimens that are open to the public, which is an unprecedented initiative. Shells act as enclosures that the molluscs themselves build and they are based on the construction principles of growth. Sectioned specimens of shells reveal that amazing inner structure. One can explain the growth of shells using two principles: equiangular spiral and accretionary growth. The equiangular