University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Yashiro Tomoya


Building process is a set of project based economic activity with invention driven by a variety of factors and agents where knowledge, information and resources are combined almost unexpectedly. The crisis of contemporary architecture comes from poor control of projects’ process of building under ever changing turbulent environment.

The following current research topics are based on the recognition of a need to establish strategic and continual approach to integrate fragmented activities of what to ’build’ and ’how to build.’
1) Sustainable Construction
2) MOP (Management of Project) and MOT (Management of Technology)
3) Life cycle management as continuous customizing of constructed facilities
4) Construction industry as service provider
5) Embodied tacit technical code in building products
6) Decision making structure by temporal alliance of various agents in construction projects under turbulent environment.