University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Michio Kato


Professor (Theory on Architectural Composition)
Members of this study unit deal with various design methods of architects. To determine on what theories architectural design is based, various design theories such as proportion theories and composition theories should be observed and the design process should be clarified by analyzing actual drawings used by architects past and present.
Katoh himself has been interested in the special composition of 19 – 20th century in Europe. Thus his published works deal with the design system of Le Corbusier, Durand’s composition theory, etc.