About the studio

The development of the modern technology and industry in the 20th century has constructed the barrier between our everyday life and the local resources such as nature, human skills, and their knowledge. Architectural Behaviorology is our architectural design methods, in which we focus on creating the better accessibility to such local resources. Through the lens of ethnographical network, we cultivate the local resources to rediscover unconscious and invisible relationships among them, and then activate them by proposing architectural design. The program under the Chair of Architectural Behaviorology has 6 themes in 6 years; ‘Window Behaviorology’ ‘Genealogy of Architectural Typology’ ‘Actor Network of Timber Construction’ ‘Urban-Rural Exchange’ ‘Urban Hybrid’ ‘Urban Commons,’ comparing between one theme in Japan and the same one in Switzerland/Europe each year.