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
Architecture (AP,SA,UA)
Faculty Name
Yoko Ito
Academic Society
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

Study Fields

For Society

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.

Research Themes