Course title
Architectural Planning and Design

Course content
With Japan’s declining birthrate and aging population, baby boomers will exceed 75 years of age by 2025. This will have a major impact on the medical and elder care systems. In addition, the demands on healthcare architecture will also continue to change due to the spread of new infectious diseases and increased demand for mental health care. In this lecture, specific design examples and key points of architectural planning will be explained. Students will also be involved in discussions of "ideal" shapes of future facilities.
Purpose of class
To understand pertinent social issues and acquire thinking skills to concretely unravel "how architecture is used" from the standpoint of various user needs as they relate to design.
Goals and objectives
  1. Be able to identify specific facility planning problems in response to social issues such as the declining birthrate and aging population.
  2. Understand the methods of architectural planning and the building design process.
  3. Learn to consider spatial configuration from the perspective of user characteristics.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Work-1 Work-2 Report Total.
1. 5% 5% 10% 20%
2. 10% 10% 20% 40%
3. 10% 10% 20% 40%
Total. 25% 25% 50% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction: Architecture that cares for people Read reference materials 190minutes
2. History of Policies for the elderly and Facility planning Read reference materials 190minutes
3. Dementia and Facility design Read reference materials 190minutes
4. Work-1(Elder care) Read reference materials 190minutes
5. Disease and Architecture Read reference materials 190minutes
6. Planning and research for designing Patient wards Read reference materials 190minutes
7. Planning and research for designing Medical departments Read reference materials 190minutes
8. Safety and Security in Facility planning Read reference materials 190minutes
9. Work-2(Hospitals) Read reference materials 190minutes
10. Architecture that cares 1 - Infections Read reference materials 190minutes
11. Architecture that cares 2 - Psychiatry Read reference materials 190minutes
12. Architecture that cares 3 - Pediatric/Perinatal Read reference materials 190minutes
13. Architecture that cares 4 - Oncology Read reference materials 190minutes
14. Report Assignment Read reference materials 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Assessments will be based on student works and one final report.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Textbooks and reference materials
Lecture handouts will be distributed in each class. Reference books will be introduced in class.
Review courses related to architectural planning. This should also include plans and illustrations of medical and welfare buildings like those featured in architectural magazines.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Thursday 12:30PM~1:10PM
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Lecture by faculty with practical experience
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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