Exploring Optimum Future City Home Working Environments while Considering Pandemic-Mandated Reform Requirements
In this research unit, we study the most suitable work environments for future city homes that take into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasize pandemic-mandated reform requirements. The home workspace environments we propose are expected to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) and incorporate continuation possibilities that will make them suitable for future Japanese cities. In this project, we emphasize the viewpoints of Universal Design, human-centered design, housing manufacturing techniques, environmental harmony, and urban disaster prevention.
Unit Leader, Assoc. prof.
Universal Design, Urban Mobility
Housing Manufacturing Technique
Urban Environment, Environmental Analysis
Urban Disaster Prevention, Social Safety System
Housing Manufacturing Technique
With the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, attention has focused on work styles that allow information technology (IT) to be utilized most effectively. In particular, working from home has attracted the most significant amounts of attention from the viewpoints of time utilization and lifework balance. Taking into consideration the above-mentioned social background, we study the most suitable home-based work environments in future cities in which both the pandemic and work reform are emphasized. The home workspace environments we will propose are expected to contribute to SDGs and incorporate continuation possibilities that will make them suitable for future Japanese cities. In this project, we emphasize the viewpoints of Universal Design, human-centered design, housing manufacturing techniques, environmental harmony, urban disaster prevention, and so on.
We are studying urban life systems that allow everyone to experience the most active and vibrant lifestyles possible by effectively using IT such as the Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data techniques. In particular, we emphasize IoT techniques such as full color and maximum security level QR codes.
Both laboratories are jointly developing a construction method for trailer house-type housing units that can be moved to any location and can be attached to and reused in existing houses. They can also be used as remote workspaces in the event of disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The research project aims at producing environmental-friendly neighborhood space designs that consider surrounding neighborhood-scale microclimates. The results can be expected to be applied to further studies on well-ventilated surrounding spaces under the new norms of the COVID-19 era.
Our research theme is risk perception and evacuation behavior in relation to disasters and disaster mitigation management. Nowadays, natural disasters are occurring more frequently and our working styles are being forced to change. This is particularly true in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, we are investigating how these impacts influence attitudes toward disasters and/or residential behavior choices.