2017.04.21

Architecture and Urban Design Studies / Graduate School of Science and Technology


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What we are learning with Prof. Sasaki.

kenkyu19_2We, all together as bachelor 4, master 1 and 2 students, are working on a Harajuku, Cat Street Project that aims to provide new public spaces design along the street for local people. Moreover, to achieve that aim most significant actions that students have done with the leadership of the Professor Sasaki, are to work with local people, to talk with them and listen to their problems and wants about their living environment, and after all, to propose a spatial design that answers their needs and wishes. As a student who has an urban planning background, this kind of approach (participative urban design) and working environment (focus on local people and environment) are some of the most impressive features of the laboratory for me.
研究室に所属する理工学部の4年生と修士課程の1,2年生は、表参道を中心とする原宿神宮前地区の方々に新しい公共空間デザインを提案するプロジェクトに取り組んでいます。佐々木先生の指導の下、地元の方々と話し合い、彼らの生活環境に関する問題や要望を聴取し、最終的に、彼らが望む空間デザインを提案します。都市計画を学んだ学生として、参加型の都市計画アプローチと地元の方々の生活環境に着目する手法は、佐々木先生の研究室の最も印象的な特徴の一つです。

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Unique learning opportunities at I-AUD (International Program in Architecture and Urban Design) 

In I-AUD program, which is a 2 year English conducted master program, we have focused on both architectural and urban design issues in a more international environment. There are more than 10 international students who come from the United State, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Hong Kong. Moreover there are also some exchange students who came for 1 or 2 semesters from France, the United States, Germany and Singapore too. In this program, we have done many different kinds of workshops with different international universities and we have had the chance to visit different countries. For example, last year as a student of Professor Sasaki's Studio in I-AUD, we went San Francisco and made a workshop with University of California, Berkeley and worked on UC Berkeley's Campus Design project. Other countries that the students have had the chance to go to are Bangkok, Shanghai, Paris, etc. Other than these kind of opportunities that we have, there is a warm and enjoyable study environment in I-AUD Studio with all local and international students and professors. Japanese students are so helpful to internationals about the problems that they are facing with in studio, even in daily life. Professors are so understandable and their guidance and comments on projects are so helpful. As an urban design student who has no architectural background, this program really helps me to gain an understanding of 3 dimensional and human-scale environment. As an international program I-AUD is a successful English conducting program for foreigners who wants to come to study in architecture and urban design in Japan.
I-AUDはすべての授業を英語で実施する2年間のプログラムです。アメリカ、トリニダード・トバゴ、タイ、ベトナム、ミャンマー、中国、香港から10名以上が正規生として在籍しているほか、フランス、アメリカ、ドイツ、シンガポールなどからの交換留学生が1学期間または1学年間在籍しており、学生たちは国際的な環境で建築や都市デザインの研究に取り組んでいます。また、I-AUDでは、海外の大学とさまざまなワークショップを行っています。例えば、私は、昨年、サンフランシスコへ赴き、カリフォルニア大学バークレー校と共同でバークレー校のキャンパスデザインプロジェクトに携わりました。また、バンコク、上海、パリ等でのワークショップに参加した学生もいます。このような恵まれた機会があることに加え、I-AUDには日本人学生や留学生、先生方との和やかで楽しい研究環境が整っています。日本人学生は、研究室でも日常生活においても、留学生に対しとても親切です。私は都市デザインが専門で、建築学を専門的に勉強したことがありませんでしたが、I-AUDで勉強したおかげで、ヒューマンスケールでの空間の捉え方を修得することができました。I-AUDは、日本で建築や都市デザインを勉強したい留学生にとって、とても素晴らしい国際的なプログラムです。

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Article writerMs. ALP TUGCE,I-AUD (International Program in Architecture and Urban Design) ,Graduate School of Science and Technology 

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As an international student from Turkey, graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) department of city and regional planning, I am doing my master program in I-AUD (International Program in Architecture and Urban Design), Meiji University. I attend the Laboratory of Professor Hiroyuki Sasaki which is one the laboratories that focus on urban design issues at the same time with architectural matters.
私はトルコからの留学生です。中東工科大学の都市・地域計画学部を卒業後、明治大学の理工学研究科建築学専攻国際プロフェッショナルコース(I-AUD)に入学し、建築と共に都市デザインを専門とする佐々木宏幸先生の研究室で学んでいます。

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