Research on the forms of dwellings that intertwine relationships between people
Related department, course
- Department of Design Strategy
- Department of Environmental Design
My current job
As a member of faculty at Yamaguchi University, I conduct education and research activities concerning urban planning, architectural planning and architectural design. Topics include low-income housing provision in Europe and Southeast Asia, and public housing in Japan. Homes create a community by creating family relationships, relationships between families, and larger coherence of those relationships, creating a local community. We research from various cases how to design environments in order to forge strong relationships between people, and what kind of space and design is required for that, and in practice we hold workshops and design activities.
How I spent my student life
At GEIKO, I went round and round over ideas without end, such as whether something is interesting or uninteresting, new or not new, significant or not, why it is so, or why it is not, it being neither this way or that, and created various things. Each day was filled with creativity, and I was happy to spend my college life on the unfettered and beautiful Ohashi campus.
Message for prospective students
If you are interested in design, interested in architecture, wish to design things to help someone in society, and play an active role internationally, do consider including the Department of Environmental Design as an admissions destination. It's the best place to achieve a living, working in a creative and interesting job, while learning techniques useful for people and for the world.