University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Toshio Ootsuki


Designing architecture or towns is an activity to build up environment supporting different human lives which have many contradictions in themselves. In order to find out bases of this design, we are trying to investigate the theory how people utilize their surrounding built environment.
Considering Japanese background of aged society with declining birth rate and declining economy, although conventional architectural studies tend to stress on building new environment, it is getting more important to think how to maintain, conserve or change existing built environment. Thus, we are addressing how to inherit and change the housing stocks.