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
Our major research theme is about architectural design. Our architectural design theme is creative design reinforced by the logical background of structural and environmental engineering. Our research theme is on the structural / tectonic issues like design possibility of bamboo architecture, structural frame design with tensegrity or reciprocal system, and on the development of living environment in disaster sites like provision and lifestyle of temporary housing. KASEI (Kyushu Architecture Students Supporters for Environmental Improvement) project is not only an activity for the suffered residents, but also a research theme directly related to the community and an outreach education program.
We established BECAT (Built Environment Center with Art and Technology) as a platform for social realization of the university research outcome. Architecture as an activity of object making needs various kind of supports by lots of people. The process connects people, develop community, and realize a result as a creative and perceptible object. Even in our contemporary society controlled by the invisible economic rule architecture will keep an undeniable value we can rely on.
Assoc.Prof. Kaoru Suehiro