Global Environmental Architecture

Keywords : Sustainable local architecture, Practice of environmental design, Local resources and community living, Natural disaster and human settlement


Hirohide KOBAYASHI, Professor
Chiho OCHIAI, Associate Professor
Mizuki SUGINAKA, Assistant Professor

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The Global Environmental Architecture explores “sustainable human living environment” by understanding local culture and local environment in the rapidly changing modern societies. We learn about global environmental conditions ranging from enhancing nature to natural disaster, and sustainable human living.
Lessons from researches are aimed to create and develop practical policy, plan and designs implemented into society.
We focus on various aspects of Human Environmental issues including people, livelihood, shelter and community in our research.

■Environmental design and planning integrating local contexts
The research explores “the environmental architecture”and “the social design” for rebuilding and sustaining current human living condition. Findings and experiences contribute to practical applications for local communities.

■Human settlement integrating local contexts
The research explores ”knowledge and practices for sustainable harmonious human living”, through knowledge gained from local settlement that coexisted with nature and historical towns that encompass cultural diversity.

Research Themes

  • Sustainable local architecture
  • Practice of environmental design
  • Local resources and community living
  • Natural disaster and human settlement