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Examine how architecture reflects Japan’s history, starting with its emergence as a new nation in the 19th century and the building of the Western-style capital city of Tokyo on the foundations of Edo. New building materials and construction methods reflected changing times, and the radical contrast between tradition and modernism. In this course, we’ll present an interview-based case study titled “Exploring Tokyo Tech’s Twenty-First Century O-okayama Campus.”


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Tokyo Institute of Technology

Course Curriculum

Welcome to our MOOC
Opening Dialogue between Instructors 00:06:00
Week 1 : Meiji-Style Wood and Red Brick Buildings from 1868 Onward
Ending Japan’s Seclusion 00:12:00
Part 1: Introduction 00:06:00
Part 2: The Treaty Ports” Presented by TA’s 00:21:00
Part 1: The Osaka Mint 00:10:00
Part 2: The Takebashi Barracks and Ginza Bricktown 00:08:00
Giyōfū Builders in the First Decade of Meiji 00:21:00
Part 1: Josiah Conder’s Message of Academic Eclecticism 00:17:00
Part 2: Kingo Tatsuno’s Bank of Japan and Tokyo Station 00:14:00
Week 2 : JAPAN-NESS in Architecture: Its Earliest Origins
Part 1 : Four Building Categories 00:09:00
Part 2 : Ancient Jōmon Period Pit Dwellings 00:05:00
MA: Space-Time in Architecture and Late Modernism 00:17:00
The Big Contingency: Earthquake 00:12:00
Part 1: Shinto Shrines 00:18:00
Part 2: Buddhist Temples 00:10:00
Part 1 : Background and Intentions 00:11:00
Part 2 : The Villa Itself 00:10:00
Sukiya: Legacy in Form and Approach 00:12:00
Week 3 : The First Japanese Versions of International Style Modernism
Part 1 : A New “Taisho Democracy” 00:07:00
Part 2 : Tokyo-Taisho Exhibition (1914) 00:05:00
Part 3 : City Planning, Transport, and Modanizmu 00:08:00
Part 1: Japanese Secession Tuned to Art for Art’s Sake 00:06:00
Part 2: The Persistent Lyricism of Mamoru Yamada 00:10:00
The Imperial Crown Style 00:10:00
Public Buildings and Rationalism during Early Showa (1926-45) 00:14:00
Part 1 : The Private Town Dwelling 00:12:00
Part 2 : Semipublic and Private Urban Collective Housing Types 00:12:00
Week 4 : Postwar Modernism: Kenzo Tange and the Influence of Le Corbusier
Part 1 : Le Corbusier’s Late Style and Japan 00:09:00
Part 2 : Tange and the “Genius of Michelangelo” 00:15:00
Part 1 : The Role of Kenzo Tange 00:18:00
Part 2 : Metabolism as a Younger Guard 00:08:00
Part 1 : The Japanese Architect as Intellectual 00:15:00
Part 2 : Enter Arata Isozaki and the Immanent Destruction of Architecture 00:08:00
Week 5 : Kazuo Shinohara (1925-2006) and the Modern NEXT
Part 1 : The Japanese Tradition Debate and the Case Study House Movement: Abstraction and Intellectualization 00:14:00
Part 2 : Shinohara’s Early First Style 00:13:00
Part 1: House in White 00:09:00
Part 2 : Representative Labyrinths, Stairs, and Crevices of Shinohara’s Second Style 00:09:00
Part 1: The Tanikawa House as Game Changer 00:10:00
Part 2 : Savagery and Sachlichkeit 00:16:00
Part 1 : Evolution of Shinohara’s Four Styles 00:11:00
Part 2 : Disjunction and the Fourth Style 00:04:00
Part 3 : Genealogy of the House in Yokohama and the Tokyo Tech Centennial Hall 00:09:00
Part 4 : Tokyo Tech Centennial Hall 00:12:00
Week 6 : Students and Architects Explore Tokyo Tech’s C21 Campus
Shin-ichi Okuyama: When Contextual Isn’t the Answer… 00:44:00
Part 1 (A): Expressing User Behavior (ELSI) 00:26:00
Part 1 (B): Expressing User Behavior (ELSI) 00:22:00
Part 2: Aiming for Energy Self-Sufficiency (EEI) 00:20:00
Koichi Yasuda and Toru Takeuchi: Tokyo Tech Library (aka The Cheesecake) 00:25:00
Part 1: Shaping Past and Future at Tokyo Tech 00:15:00
Part 2: Open Campus Equals Science Park? 00:23:00
Part 3: Seismic Retrofit and Keeping Options Open 00:14:00
Part 4: Give and Take in Design and Structure 00:12:00
Part 5: Continuity through a Line of Descent 00:18:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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