2016 Sustainable Campus Design

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Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Yasuda Koichi  Yuasa Kazuhiro  Murata Ryo  Yoshida Naohiro  Kawashima Norihisa  Hiraga Tatsuya 
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Course description and aims

Tokyo Tech's Ookayama campus has sloping land, luscious greenery, and flowing water, making it a precious location in the city center with valuable nature remaining.
Nature changes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are leisurely, pleasant times, and also unpleasant times. To create an environment that accepts these changes, allowing you to feel the rhythm of nature, students must not only think about saving energy, pleasantness, and resilience, but also how humans exist in conjunction with nature. This course is an opportunity to take a fresh look at the city of Tokyo, from this campus.

Student learning outcomes

Students will use measurement equipment to numerically measure the temperature environment, light environment, sound environment, etc. in different places, recording the position and time as well. Together with this quantitative analysis, students will also learn to quantify and explain their own sense of the environment potential of the campus.


Campus, natural environment, digitizing, comfort

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In this first part of the course, students will learn basic knowledge and theories for alternative energies, and in the second half architecture on the Ookayama campus will be covered, and students will make group proposals on specific designs that use alternative energies.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation, measuring equipment explanation, rental, problem explanation, grouping (lecture)
Class 2 (lecture) The environmental problem from global matters to regional matters (lecture)
Class 3 (lecture) The environmental problem from regional matters to micro climates (lecture)
Class 4 (lecture) A form principle and landscape of the city (lecture)
Class 5 (Lecture) Environmental potential for Ookayama campus (lecture)
Class 6 (lecture) Building environment and passive design (lecture)
Class 7 (lecture) Practice of the sustainable architecture design (lecture)
Class 8 (lecture) Energy utilization (lecture)
Class 9 (visit the energy concerned facility) City and building energy system (lecture)
Class 10 (lecture) Borderless campus (lecture)
Class 11 (practice) Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama campus field study (practice)
Class 12 (practice) Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama campus field study interim report presentation (practice)
Class 13 (practice) Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama campus 1 (practice)
Class 14 (practice) Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama campus 2 (practice)
Class 15 (Exercise presentation) Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus Proposal Presentation Meeting (practice)



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Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be evaluated based on comprehensive assessment of several reports submitted and exercises.

Related courses

  • ARC.D442 : Architectural Programming

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Intended capacity of 40 students. During exercises in the second half, mixed teams (8 teams) of students majoring in architecture and students with other majors will be formed.



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