University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Motoki Yasuhara

The role of architectural design is not just to design shape of architecture. We architects are required to create and propose new architectural spaces, which respond to new social demands, or drive social changes. These should be discovered being inspired from various factors such as social institutions, urban contexts, structural/ environmental technologies. Our laboratory is going to develop new spaces and design methods, through relationships to research about local communities and practical project of architectural design.
Our recent themes are as follows.
・Research about ‘architectural public spaces’ included in modern/ contemporary architectures.
・Research about spatial property of contemporary wooden architectures.
・Research about units in architecture(e.g. an apartment building) and collective forms of them.

Motoki Yasuhara
1972 Born in Osaka
1998 Master of Engineering from the University of Tokyo
1998-2007 Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
2008 Co -founded SALHAUS
2011-2018 Associate Professor of Faculty of Science & Technology, Tokyo University of Science  
2018- Associate Professor of School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo