Course title
Architectural Planning and Project Design


Course content
This course conveys the structure of Tokyo and architecture. The series of lectures and site visits will focus on the urban theory by Fumihiko Maki as well as on the actual players/ design forces of the formation of Tokyo.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this class is to understand various intentional and/or inherent factors for the development of a city. The students will acquire the basic skill to read various layers which influence the urban forms, such as theory, history, culture, topology, etc, from its physical appearance.
Goals and objectives
  1. Acquire the theory on urbanism by Fumihiko Maki
  2. Acquire the unique condition of architecture in Japan and able to give an example.
  3. Understand the urban structure and development through the project design
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Class Discussion Short Presentation Final Presentation Final Submission Total.
1. 3% 20% 10% 3% 36%
2. 3% 20% 5% 3% 31%
3. 4% 20% 5% 4% 33%
4. 0%
Total. 10% 60% 20% 10% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Class Guidance and Introduction Read the text, "Investigation in Collective Form" by Fumihiko Maki 180minutes
2. Visit to Edo-Tokyo museum to learn about the old urban fablic in Tokyo Prepare for the discussion of "Collective Form" 180minutes
3. Lecture and discussion on 'Investigation in Collective Form' by Fumihiko Maki Research on Hillside Terrace 180minutes
4. Lecture and discussion on 'Hillside Terrace' in Daikanyama by Fumihiko Maki Analysis of Hillside Terrace 180minutes
5. Site visit to 'Hillside Terrace' in Daikanyama Prepare for the presentation on Hillside Terrace 180minutes
6. Short presentation on 'Hillside Terrace' in Daikanyama Read the text, "City with a Hidden Past" 180minutes
7. Lecture and discussion on 'City with a Hidden Past' by Fumihiko Maki Research on Tsukishima 180minutes
8. Site visit to Tsukishima Prepare for the presentation on Tsukishima 180minutes
9. Short Presentation on analysis of Tsukishima based on concept from 'City with a Hidden Past' Read the text "City with a Hidden Past" 180minutes
10. Lecture and discussion on 'City with a Hidden Past' by Fumihiko Maki Research on Kiyosumi Shirakawa 180minutes
11. Site visit to Kiyosumi Shirakawa Prepare for the presentation on Kiyosumi Shirakawa 180minutes
12. Short presentation on analysis of Kiyosumi Shirakawa Prepare for the final presentation 180minutes
13. Final Presentation 1 and discussion Prepare for the final presentation 180minutes
14. Final Presentation 2 and discussion Prepare for the final submission 180minutes
Total. - - 2520minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Student's work is evaluated by the following criteria:
- Short Presentation 60%
- Final Presentation 20%
- Final Document 10%
- Class Discussion and Participation 10%

The maximum score is 100 points, and 60 points or more is considered passing. 60 points or more is the average score for each achievement objective, and is defined as the ability to understand and implement the content with guidance.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Readning texts will be provided.
Basic knowledge on architecture and history
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Wed 12:30-13:10 (Omiya campus) or by appointment through e-mail
Regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable The professors who are also practicing architects provide their professional knowledge to support students' understanding and analysis on a city.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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