Regional Design Laboratory

 Community-based town development and architectural and urban designs

We are researching methodology for town development and building architecture that is based on each community’s climate, by rediscovering regional resources that have been forgotten, (such as cultures, building structures and social characters that are still alive in the community). Students systematically learn landscape development and the regeneration of architecture and regional communities and implement what they have learned. They will visit the sites of town development as part of their research and experience community design through dialogues with local residents and specialists.
Architecture (AP,SA,UA)
Faculty Name
SHIMURA, Hideaki
Academic Society
Architectural Institute of Japan
The City Planning Institute of Japan
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Town development, Urban designs, Regional communities, Cityscapes, Regional revitalization, Regional planning, Urban planning, Urban regeneration, Architectural designs, Town development using landscapes as assets

Study Fields

For Society

Our research results are used by urban planning consultants, non-profit organizations and local governments. Our laboratory’s research is directly connected to practical use in society, which is one of the characteristics that set us apart from many other institutions of architecture.

Research Themes