Department of Architecture, Waseda University
Haruhiko GOTO Laboratory
Professor Haruhiko GOTO
Following the socio-economic changes of today, the needs within the urban and rural landscapes is facing a period of transition. The landscape plans under preparation through out Japan strongly tend to put an emphasis on grasping panoramic landscape, primarily aiming to ensure landscape views, and the market in landscape is also limited to the maintenance and the restoration of particular spaces. However, there is very little development towards the restructuring of landscape as a whole. Professor Goto aims to create landscapes with the autonomy of citizens through the comprehension and structuralization of Machizukuri efforts.
Since 1994, Professor Goto has continued research in the field of urban and rural landscape planning and design. The urban and rural landscape mentioned here is perceived not only as the visual scenic landscape, but takes into consideration the contextual layers of culture, history and the social networks which composes a regional community. The Goto laboratory comprehensively deals with topics from glifescapeh, the landscape which reflects the daily lifestyle of citizens, to the social structure which supports this.
In more detail, the themes and topics addressed within laboratories research pertain to the analysis of the rural and urban fabric from the following aspects.
1) Local Landscape: The holistic approach of understanding scenery and region
Professor Goto has much experience working as a landscape advisor for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Landscape council of Tokyo Metropolitan Government and various local government associations. Through this interaction he has worked towards the integration of various Machizukuri movements within the structural framework of urban and rural landscape planning.
One example of this is the gKinosaki 100 year planh, which was developed based on a number of community workshops. As a pilot project for the gKinosaki 100 year planh the Kiyamachi-kouji project was designed by the Goto Laboratory as a new public space for the local community and a space which encourages tourists to walk the streets of Kinosaki hot springs. Various methods, such as gthe game of life for community planningh and goral history for community planningh, have been developed and utilized to grasp the feeling of the peoples daily lives with the perspective of time. This is then applied to the planning and design process, in order to visualize a gnew visionh which can be shared by the entire community. In this sense the Goto Laboratory inherits Wasedafs traditional fieldwork approach in planning, research and design.
Profile1980 B.Eng., Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
1982 M.Eng., Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
1987 Ph.D, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
1984 Research Associate, Waseda University
1987 Urban Design Specialist, Nakaniida, Miyazaki Prefecture
1990 Associate Professor, Mie University
1994 Associate Professor, Waseda University
1998 Professor, Waseda University
1999 Chief Director, Odawara Policy Research Institue
2000 Visiting Scholar at MIT
2000 Board Member, Japan Center for Area Development Research
2004 Representative (7th Term), Architectural Institue of Japan
2005 Board of Directors, City Planning Institue of Japan
2008 Representative (9th Term), Architectural Institue of Japan
2008 Vice-chairman, Japan Society of Lifology
2010 Vice-chairman, the World Society for Ekistics (Currently in Term)
2010 Chairman, Japan Society of Lifology (Currently in Term)
2010 Vice-chairman, City Planning Institute of Japan (Currently in Term)
2010 Dean, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Currently in Term)
2010 Dean, Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering,
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2010 Vice-Academic Director, Faculty of Science and Engineering (Currently in Term)
Awards1986 20th SDA Award (Japan Signage Design Association)
1989 Recognition, Non-Smoking Symbol Mark, Ministry of Welfare
1992 Recognition, Miyagi Prefectural Staduim Design Competition
2004 Grand Prize, Yamanashi Prefecture Hayakawa-cho Nishiyama Nouen Onsen Construction
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2005 The Prize of the Architectural Institute of Japan
2008 Person of Merit Recognition Toshima-ku, Tokyo
2009 Recognition, Hyogo Prefecture Human Sized Machidukuri Award
2010 2010 Good Design Award, Kiyamachi-kouji