Course title
Architectural Environment Planning


KOBANAWA Yoshihide
Course content
This course gives a chance to visit and study several architectural master-pieces in Tokyo.
We have many legendary architectural works in this city, but they would not be easily found by foreign visitors because of their environments; Tokyo is the largest city in the world, of which the environment consists of sheets of buildings with many different sizes, volumes, distances and densities for every possible activities of 35million citizens in total. It looks a bit different from other modernized cities in the world, but all of Japanese architectural innovations is a response to the environments in this city.
Students will visit one architectural work at first week; such as public building, commercial building, private building and public garden. Then students will study/research it by oneself for making presentation individually at the next week.

(In case of Corona virus were too serious to visit each architecture, the course would be cancelled. Or, the architecture to be visited would be changed.)
Purpose of class
To understand and learn the background, intent, the reality that the urban environment and architecture was built.
Goals and objectives
  1. to be able to have an insight on various problems related to architectural design and the urbanized environment
  2. to be able to have a wide knowledge o the relationship between the environment and the society
  3. to be able to have a perspective for elaborating the methodology of designing architecture and the environment
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Presentations Total.
1. 40% 40%
2. 30% 30%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Guidance about the class 60minutes
2. Visit 1 Shibuya district,
Yoyogi olympic pool by Kenzo Tange (public building with open space)
3. Presentation 1 Presentation of 1st visit, with analysis and research. 120minutes
4. Visit 2 Minato district,
Omote-sando hills by Tadao Ando, Tods building by Toyo Ito, or Prada building by Herzog & deMeuron (commercial building along boulevard)
5. Presentation 2 Presentation of 2nd visit, with analysis and research. 120minutes
6. Visit 3 Shibuya district,
Yoyogi-uehara, a private house by Kazuo Shinohara
7. Presentation 3 Presentation of 3rd visit, with analysis and research. 120minutes
8. Visit 4 Shibuya district, Daikanyama
Hill side terrace by Fumihiko Maki or other building.
9. Presentation 4 Presentation of the building visited(or researched)in the last week, with analysis and research. 120minutes
10. Visit 5 Ueno district
National Diet Library International Library of Children's Literature by Tadao Ando or other building.
11. Visit 6 Koto district or Tokyo bay area
Tokyo Mokuzai Tonya Kyoudou Kumiai by Nikken Sekkei or other building.
12. Presentation 5 Presentation of one of the commercial buildings visited(or researched)in the last 2weeks, with analysis and research. 120minutes
13. Visit 7 Bunkyo district
Rikugien garden or other garden.
14. Presentation 6 Presentation of the building visited(or researched)in the last week, with analysis and research. 120minutes
Total. - - 1200minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Each visit and presentation will be evaluated evenly ; visit 50%, presentation 50%.
The perfect score is 100, and the score more than 60 will get a credit.
The score 60 will be given to the one who make presentation about the design concept of each visit.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Patrimoinie architectural et paysage urbain
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Whenever necessary, however, the appointment is required
Regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
    Active-learning course
    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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    Last modified : Fri Mar 15 04:07:13 JST 2024