Architecture and Architectural Engineering

Associate professor

Takano, Atsushi

Research and practice on wood

Thinking about the optimal use of wood

Wood is a traditional and, at the same time, one of the most advanced materials. We know that wood is a fantastic material, but do not yet know how it should be utilized in the best possible way. Our main research target is the optimal use of wood for building. We are tackling issues regarding the use of wood in the forest, production, construction, deconstruction and waste management, to reach the target. In terms of the sustainable development of our society, wood has an important role to play as a promising resource.

Research on wood with experiments and numerical simulations

Design practice based on research outcomes

Design practice based on research outcomes

Since architecture is a practical science, we are also aiming to apply research outcomes to building design work. We try to demonstrate the research findings not only through scientific reports, but also by applying our findings to the construction of real buildings.
In addition, as D.I.Y. is a very good learning process for architecture, we are trying to build opportunities to construct something ourselves into our research practice. Wood is an especially tricky material due to its naturally occurring variations. Therefore, it is very important to touch and think about it with our hands. There is no better learning method than practice.

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Architecture and Architectural Engineering

Associate professor

Takano, Atsushi

Master's degree in architecture from Kagoshima University, Master's and Doctoral degree in Forests Products Technology from Aalto University (Finland).

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