University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

横山 ゆりか

Architectural Planning, Human-Envirionment, Architectural Design Theory
The major concern of our research is human behavior and psychology in built environment, and we intend to contribute to planning and design of built environment with evidence based proposals. In our research, we focus on people diversity, and inquire into the issues of enabling people through environment. The research includes, for example; a study of legible environment for the elderly with dementia, in which we investigate physical environment that causes residents’ cognitive / behavioral errors in some residential facilities for the elderly with dementia; a study of layout or settings that enhance natural communication and creative decision making with neighbors within a workplace or a residential district; and so on. We also tackle the creativity issues in design of built environment by measuring and examining cognitive processes in people’s design thinking.