Laboratory of Comparative Study on Architecture and Urabn Culture

Studies of architectures and urban cities in poor regions

Slightly over 10 percent of the world’s population, which is about to exceed the 8 billion-mark, is living in developed nations. About one-fourth of the population is suffering from poverty. It is safe to say that, in the conventional urban theories, discussions are being made to address problems only for the “privileged,” who live in advanced nations, by excluding those living in poverty. The theories, therefore, have produced models not applicable to developing nations. Our laboratory will take critical views on such discussions and dare to tackle the issues of architectures and urban cities from the viewpoint of poverty.
College of Engineering
Architecture (AP,SA,UA)
Faculty Name
Rumi Okazaki
Academic Society
Architectural Institute of Japan
International Council on Monuments and Sites
Architectural history, Architectural designs, Urban planning

Study Fields

For Society

Students will learn the basics of architectures and urban designs through projects we conduct. At the same time, they will be engaged discussions in line with our basic mission to ponder “what is happiness for humankind” in the global environment and think about the urban problems, which have been long forgotten.

Research Themes