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Mizutani, Akihiro

Affiliation Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Title Associate Professor
Fields of Research Architectural Design / Architectural Planning/ Urban Design
Degree Ph.D.(Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Academic Societies Architectural Institute of Japan, The Architectural Design Association of Nippon (ADAN) , JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN
E-mail mizutani@ace
Please append ".tut.ac.jp" to the end of the address above.
Laboratory website URL https://mizuta2lab.org
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Research

建築都市設計・計画に関連する研究と実践に幅広く取り組んでいる。そのなかでも建築デザイン分野における新たなデザイン手法として着目される「デジタルデザイン」に関する研究・実践に力をいれており、現在の主要なテーマは以下の三つとなっている。これまでに国内外で行われたコンピュテーショナルデザインの分析と史的整理より建築設計情報学の体系化を図ると共に、設計活動における実践とデジタルデザイン手法の開発を通して、その可能性を探る研究に力を入れる。その一方で、公共建築や公共空間を主な対象としてリ・デザインに関する研究に取り組んでおり、調査等を中心とした理論研究に加え、実施設計から改修・施工までを行う実践型のプロジェクトも学生とともに積極的に展開している。

Theme1:Study on "Architectural Design Informatics"

Overview

This research theme focuses on the arrangement of computer utilization projects which was introduced from the 1960s in the architectural design field. It also approaches to clarify its theoretical framework by analyzing it historically. Focusing especially on the philosophy of computer use in the early period, the research tackles to clarify the significance of its application today. By structuring them as "Architectural Design Informatics", we aim to make relativization of the development of computational design method that is becoming mainstream recently and to generalize it as an architectural design theory.

Keywords

Design theory, Architectural design

Theme2:Study on computational design

Overview
A chair made through digital fabrication

In this research theme, we mainly develop the following digital design method. (1) Design proposal / consensus forming building tool using VR head mounted display (2) Using digital fabrication tool for manufacturing, (3) Design tool which can utilize various simulations such as structural analysis and urban forming. In addition to the development of design tools of such a new approach, we analyzes how the design and the result of planning changed through the process using these tools and we are discussing what effect it has in design proposals and forming consensus.

Keywords

VR, Simulation, Digital fabrication

Theme3:Study on Redesign of public space

Overview
Recent work(Startup Garage).

In this research theme, we analyze and examine how to redesign existing public buildings and spaces against anticipated social changes including population declines. Through the development of method that is not only complementing imperfections of existing spaces such as maintenance and renovation of facilities, it tries to optimize the gap between existing space or situation and future vision. In addition to the theoretical research approaches such as surveys on actual situation of public space use and analysis of refurbishment methods, we also focuses on the research through practical projects which perform from design to construction.

Keywords

Redesign, Renovation, Public space design

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