The Fourth Architectural Heritage Seminar took place in Meiji Jingu Gaien. The seminar students, together with students from Professor Shimoda's Architectural Heritage Laboratory, examined visual impact assessment on this site.
The Third Architectural Heritage Seminar took place in Ueno Park on 2 December. The seminar students, together with students from Professor Shimoda's Architectural Heritage Laboratory, examined major sites representing valuable examples of contemporary architectural heritage in Japan. In particular, they visited the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo National Museum complex, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, as well as the International Library of Children's Literature and the Sogakudo...
The Second Architectural Heritage Seminar took place on 26 November in the Marunouchi area of Tokyo. Under Professor Simone's guidance, we examined 8 buildings - unique examples of pre-war commercial architecture in Japan (東京駅、旧東京中央郵便局、日木工業俱染部会館、東京銀行集会所、明治生命館、農林中央金庫有楽町ビル、帝国ホテル、三菱一号館).
On October 20 and 27, I taught lectures on contemporary issues of built heritage conservation as part of a Teaching Fellowship in Prof. Ichita Shimoda’s graduate course on Architectural Heritage at the Heritage Studies Program of the University of Tsukuba. If we see ‘heritage’ from its processes, wouldn’t we be able to discuss conservation issues beyond the conventional factors affecting cultural properties?
The First Architectural Heritage Seminar took place on 18 November. On this sunny day, the students of the Architectural Heritage Seminar together with students from the Architectural Heritage Laboratory and Professor Shimoda visited Sankeien Garden, located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.