laboratory of architectural history
Building new architectures by learning about old ones
Our laboratory surveys and conducts research on historic architectures and streetscapes, in addition to restoring lost architectures based on drawing materials left behind by carpenters. Every year, our laboratory is commissioned by cities or prefectures to conduct measurement surveys and analyze historical materials. Further, we conduct joint research overseas as well as research on virtual experiences regarding lost historic architectures. In this regard, Prof. Yoko Ito uses her maiden name, Watanabe, at academic conferences and in other such occasions.
College of Engineering
|Architectural Institute of Japan|
Society of Architectural Historians of Japan
The City Planning Institute of Japan
Architectural history, Historic architectural structures, World heritage, Urban regeneration, Coexistence of multiple cultures
Restoring and discovering new usage of historic architectures and streetscapes are a current theme of extreme importance. To this end, our graduates perform outstanding work in architectural designs, cultural asset-related fields or as public servants.
- Survey and research on traditional architectural structures and streetscapes
- Restoration of historic architectures based on paintings or other historical materials left behind by carpenters
- Research to help restore historic architectures using computer graphics