Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies
Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies
Department of Architecture, School of Engineering
The architect formulates a model of the architecture and the city of the future, which is a part of the history and the culture of the past and the present and creates a new human environment. The architecture is required to be stable, functional and beautiful and bears old and intimate relationships to our society and tradition. The architect also is required to synthesize aspects of all the human environment. Furthermore, we cannot practice the architecture without artistic talent (from HP of Department of Architecture in Kyushu University).
We are following up that idea pursued by Department of Architecture in Kyushu University and the history of Architecture and Urbanization. As far as we can tell much about the history or the past from our written sources, and visits to historical buildings or ancient sites, together with the habit of collecting data for construction and recognising the overall spatial effect of buildings, eventually led to deeper investigations of architecture. It is necessary to make some assumption, which are as far as possible reasonable and logical, although the dangers of applying easy logic to buildings, as to any human activity, have to be redognised. We are working on the fields of Akoris in Egypt, and Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia Antica in Italy. And Hagi in Yamaguchi Pref. is also the field of our research.
Prof. Yoshiki Hori
Asst.Prof. Takashi Kijima