Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism

As the increasing sophistication of design and construction technologies removes almost every limitation on what we build, there is a corresponding need to develop an intellectual and conceptual basis for why we build. Based on close readings of texts, images, and buildings, our research is intended to produce a theoretical understanding and critical positioning with regard to developments in contemporary Japanese architecture, placing it within a wider context of art, culture, politics, and economics. Student output comprises both critical writing and experimental design.

Academic Staff


Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)TD portrait 2023

Research Topics

  • Architectural history

  • Architectural theory
  • Architectural criticism

  • Contemporary Japanese architecture

  • Traditional Japanese architecture


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