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
At the Sustainable Building Structure Laboratory, we are addressing the study on the building structure which can accomplish reduction and reuse of building materials for "reduction of global environmental load." In our laboratory, we consider reduction to include extending the life of buildings through renovation and fixing carbon (reducing CO2 emissions) through the use of wood. Therefore, we are also researching the preservation of historical buildings and the development of spatial structures that actively use wooden materials. In our study, the target structural systems are various. They are brick masonry, timber structure, historical reinforced concrete structure, mixed construction of reinforced concrete and brick masonry, vibration control system for steel frame structure, and so forth.
Photo Left: Out-of-plane horizontal loading test of dry masonry concrete block wall which is resilient to seismic force and wind pressure and has high degree of freedom in planning, Right: Vertical loading test of a geodesic dome composed of bolts and bent steel plates
Prof. Kentaro Yamaguchi