Architectural Planning Laboratory

K. Nakai

Kunio Nakai
(Professor)

Office: 8-67A Ext.: 3452

e-mail: ft101774cl@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

03/1999, Dr. Eng., Tokyo Institute of Technology

Research Field

Architectural Planning, Architectural Design, Architectural Theory.

Research Overview

Analysis of the spatial composition of architecture and the urban environment, development of new design theories for architecture.

Research Subjects

  • 1) Design of firebreak belt buildings in postwar reconstruction.
  • 2) Spatial composition of waterfront areas in cities.
  • 3) Architectural design theory and criticism.

Introduction:

We are born in houses and hospitals, commute to schools and offices, and live with our families in our homes. Throughout our lives, we coexist with buildings until we eventually go to our graves. There is no human activity without the space created by buildings and cities. Therefore, what sort of richness should a space that supports these various activities have? When considering the diversity of people's lives and the search for durable urban environments, from what standpoint should we plan space?
This lab investigates these problems through systematic methods based on practical activities and case studies. The findings are then presented as either research papers or plan proposals. In addition, through our research, we encounter the joy of discovering new perspectives for planning buildings and urban spaces.

Publications
  • 1 “Studies of architectural composition,” Jikkyo Shuppan Co., Ltd, pp. 84–93, 103–112 (2012).
  • 2) “Composition of the exterior void space of the fireproof belt buildings in Yokohama,” J. Archit. Plann., Architectural Institute of Japan, vol. 708, pp. 323–330 (2015).
  • 3) “Exterior spatial composition of contemporary Japanese commercial buildings: A study on architectural composition with articulation of exterior volumes (5),” J. Archit. Plann., Architectural Institute of Japan, No. 622, pp. 65–70 (2007).
  • 4) “Exterior spatial composition and conditions of location of contemporary Japanese museums: A study on architectural composition with articulation of exterior volumes (4),” J. Archit. Plann., Architectural Institute of Japan, vol. 607, pp. 33–40 (2006).
  • 5) “Sapporo Shiryokan renovation (competition awarded project),” Exhibition of selected works, Sapporo Shiryokan, Jul. 19–Sep. 28 (2014).
  • 6)“House in Tomihisacho (Sunoko House),” Selected works of the 30th Housing Reform Contest, Center for Housing Renovation and Dispute Settlement Support, pp. 18 (2013).
  • 7) “House in Sakurayama (project),” Shinkenchiku Jutaku Tokushu, vol. 297, pp. 169 (2010).
  • 8) “Zushi City Dai-ichi Sports Park (2nd prize project),” Zushi City (2010).
  • 9) “Asakusa Culture and Tourist Center (competition awarded project),” Exhibition of selected works, Jan. 15–28 (2009).
Affiliated Academic Organizations

Architectural Institute of Japan

Current members
◯ Professors: 1 ◯ Assistants: 1 ◯ Postgraduates: 2
◯ Undergraduates: 8

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