University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Takafumi Noguchi


From the standpoint of “building materials”, essential components of architecture which consume great amount of resources and energy, the laboratory conducts research works on technological development and performance evaluation which contributes to minimization of environmental impact, longevity, optimization of maintenance, and enhancement of fire protection in architecture. Recent research topics includes
1) development of dismantling technologies for building components and recycling technologies for building materials, and proposal of optimum building materials flow and environmental policies to obtain carbon neutral-type complete recycling system in inorganic building materials including concrete,
2) prediction methods for deterioration of building materials and components and their effect on architectural performance, and development of repair technologies for deteriorated building materials and components, and
3) evaluation of fire protective performance of interior and exterior facade consisting of organic building materials, and development of fire propagation preventing technologies for such facade.