KAWAKITA Takeo

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Name
KAWAKITA Takeo
URL
http://www.kobe-du.ac.jp/env/kawakita
Affiliation
Kobe Design University
Section
School of Design, Department of Environmental Design
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(Osaka University), Master of Science(Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation), Master of Engineering

Profile

After studying in Kyoto, New York, and Osaka, Takeo Kawakita assisted the design studio of Prof. H. E. Kramel at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), and developed a research on architectural design models. In Kobe Design University, his research area ranges from architecture to urban and landscape design, conducting many projects. Recent works include many renovation projects. He also promotes international workshops of environmental design focusing the cultural identity in the global society. Research students who speak English or French can be accepted.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2005
 - 
Today
Professor, Department of Environmental Design, Kobe Design University
 
Apr 1999
 - 
Mar 2005
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Design, Kobe Design University
 
Apr 1997
 - 
Mar 1999
Lecturer, Department of Environmental Design, Kobe Design University
 
Mar 1996
 - 
Sep 1996
Academic Guest & Mitarbeiter, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
 
Apr 1993
 - 
Mar 1996
Research Associate, Graduate School of Design Research, Kobe Design University
 

Education

 
 
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1993
Department of Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
 
 
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1992
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia University
 
 
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1987
Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering and Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology
 
 
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1982
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology
 

Awards & Honors

 
2016
rental house + commercial space(renovation) [Nakayamate Suzuki Bild. Kita-kan. ANNEX.], Good Design Award (5), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd., landsat-inc., Kobe Design University Project Team (Takeo KAWAKITA, Yoshiaki HANADA)
 
2016
rental house [D house Gongen-cho], Good Design Award (4), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd., landsat-inc., Kobe Design University Project Team (Takeo KAWAKITA, Yoshiaki HANADA)
 
2016
Renovation of a parking lot with 3 new houses [Zenshoji Garage: renovation project to generate new community asset/ Y's house 13], Good Design Award (3), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Kobe Design University Project Team (Minami SAKAUE, Yoshiaki HANADA, Takeo KAWAKITA), Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd., landsat-inc.
 
2016
Renovation of a parking lot with 3 new houses [Zenshoji Garage: renovation project to generate new community asset/ Y's house 13], Good Design Award (2), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Archimera Architectural Office, Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Corporation, Kobe Design University Project Team (Yoshiaki HANADA, Takeo KAWAKITA, Suguru NAKAMURA)
 
2016
rental house [Y`s house Zensyouji-12], Good Design Award (1), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: DaiwaSenpakuTochi Corporation, landsat-inc., Kobe Design University Project Team (Takeo Kawakita, Yoshiaki Hanada)
 
2015
rental house [Apartment house as a microcosm of the city(Y's House zensyo-ji 11)], Good Design Award (2), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: DaiwaSenpakuTochi Corporation, landsat-inc., Kobe Design University Project Team (Takeo Kawakita, Yoshiaki Hanada)
 
2015
rental house [Apartment house as a microcosm of the city(Y's House zensyo-ji 11)], Good Design Award (1), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Kobe Design University Project Team (Kaede HISAKI, Yoshiaki HANADA, Takeo KAWAKITA), landsat-inc., Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd.
 
2014
share house with kiosk renovated from row houses [Zenshoji Kiosk], Good Design Award (2), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: ARCHIMERA Architects Office, landsat-inc., Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd., Jinbucho Zensyo-jicho Project team, Kobe Design University (Takeo KAWAKITA and Yoshiaki HANADA)
 
2014
share house with kiosk renovated from row houses [Zenshoji Kiosk], Good Design Award (1), Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Jinbucho Zensyo-jicho Project team, Kobe Design University (Takeo KAWAKITA, Yoshiaki HANADA, Ruka KOSUGE, and Suguru NAKAMURA), landsat-inc., Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd.
 
2013
Suzuki-Bunka Share House, Good Design Award, Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Winner: Kobe Design University's Project Team (KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki, KANEKO Shinya, KONNO Chie)+KONNO
 
2011
Practice of Architectural Design Education Program through Step-by-Step Method and Publication of the Textbook, The Prize of AIJ for Education, Award for Outstanding Practice, Architectural Institute of Japan
Winner: KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki, MIKAMI Haruhisa, KURACHI Tohru, MIZUSHIMA Akane
 

Published Papers

 
KAWAKITA Takeo, NAGAHAMA Nobutaka, MIYAMOTO Mariko, NAKAMURA Suguru
Bulletin of Kobe Design University   (2016)    Nov 2016   [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo, NAGAHAMA Nobutaka, MIYAMOTO Mariko, NAKAMURA Suguru, NAGANO Maki, OKAMURA Mitsuhiro, KOGUGE Ruka
Bulletin of Kobe Design University   (2015)    Nov 2015   [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo, OKAMURA Mitsuhiro, NAGAHAMA Nobutaka
Bulletin of Kobe Design University   (2014)    Nov 2014   [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo, OKAMURA Mitsuhiro, NAGAHAMA Nobutaka, KONNO Chie
Bulletin of Kobe Design University      Nov 2013   [Invited]
In this paper, the possibilities of international education programs in the field of environmental design are investigated. We particularly focus on the intensive international workshop programs.
KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki, KANEKO Shinya
Bulletin of Kobe Design University      Nov 2012   [Refereed]
In this research, we investigate a residential area in Kobe city as a case study to find out the local features. The target area of the investigation had been developed in 1960s to provide new housing lots.
KURACHI Tohru, KAWAKITA Takeo, SASAKI Hiroyuki, SAGARA Jiro
Bulletin of Kobe Design University      Nov 2011
This report aims to clarify the process and effects of Art Workshop (AWS), which aimed to achieve mutual
understanding between various communities and utilize local exchange facility on community development activities led by local residents.
SASAKI Hiroyuki, KAWAKITA Takeo, OKAMURA Mitsuhiro, KAMATA Seishi
Bulletin of Kobe Design University      Nov 2011
This study examines the implementation method of international education program in environmental design through our experience of the preparation for, implementation of and follow-up on “Exploring Urban Design with Moriko Kira”, the intensive wor...
KAWAKITA Takeo, MORISHITA Akihiko, SASAKI Hiroyuki, MIZUSHIMA Akane
Bulletin of Kobe Design University      Nov 2010   [Refereed]
In this research project, we designed a website which stores records from field surveys and drawings of urban
analysis, so that it can contribute as a referential archive for interpretation of a city.
SASAKI Hiroyuki, KAWAKITA Takeo, KODAMA Yuichiro, KUJI Tatsuya
Bulletin of Kobe Design University      Nov 2010
This study examines the implementation method of international education program and issues of Japanese
students based on our experience of the preparation for, implementation of and follow-up on WAT_Kobe 2009, the
international workshop regarding...
NOGUCHI Masataka, KAWAKITA Takeo
Bulletin of Kobe Design University   2009    Mar 2010   [Refereed]
This paper reports "Banshuori fashion district project" authorized as one of the "business incubation initiative" projects of Hyogo prefecture being carried out for three years from 2006. In the project, old vacant buildings are converted to publ...

Misc

 
YURA Wataru, Department of Environmental Design and Department of Manga, kobe Design University
   Mar 2017
KITA Masaki, IMANAKA Miki, Department of Environmental Design, Department of Manga, Kobe Design University
   Feb 2017
KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki
Approach   (46) 13-20   Jan 2017   [Invited]
Investigation of the Urban Transformation in Futami District of Akashi City
SAITO Maki, KAWAKITA Takeo
Design Research   (72) 42-43   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
HANADA Yoshiaki, KAWAKITA Takeo
Approach   (45) 7-12   Jan 2016   [Invited]
Current status and issues of registered tangible cultural properties (houses)
MARUMOTO Sachiko, KAWAKITA Takeo
Design Research   (69) 44-45   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki
Approach   (44) 8-15   Jan 2015   [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo
Link: Bulletin of Kobe University Graduate School of Humanities   (6) 89-97   Dec 2014   [Invited]
A Review of "Mikishiru 2014": a public event utilizing cultural heritages in Miki City
KAWAKITA Takeo, FUWA Masahito, MARUMOTO Sachiko
Design Research   (66) 34-35   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Preservation and Utilization of "Ogawa House", a Cultural Property in Miki City
MARUMOTO Sachiko, FUWA Masahito, KAWAKITA Takeo
Design Research   (63) 18-19   Dec 2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
A textbook of renovation
KAWAKITA Takeo (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 12, Renovation of areas)
Gakugei Shuppan Sha   Apr 2018   
"Hajimeteno Kenchiku Sekkei" Step-by-Step
KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki, MIKAMI Haruhisa, KURACHI Toru, MIZUSHIMA Akane
shokokusha   Apr 2010   ISBN:978-4395241217
"Kenchiku Design Yougo Jiten"
Inoue Shoin   2009   ISBN:978-4753000340
Modern Craft and Design Movements
Shibunkaku Shuppan   2008   ISBN:978-4784210794
"Kankyo Design eno Shotai"
Kenchikutoshi Workshop   2004   ISBN:978-4906544127
"Kenchiku wo Hiraku"
Kajima Shuppankai   2004   ISBN:978-4306044425
A History of Japanese and Western Design
Shibunkaku Shuppan   2001   ISBN:978-4784214389

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Suzuki-Bunka Shere House [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki
Japan Conference for Renovation   Feb 2015   
The Possibility of Utilizing "Ogawa House", a Cultural Property in Miki City
MARUMOTO Sachiko, FUWA Masahiro, KAWAKITA Takeo
Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan   Sep 2014   
Research Activities at Kobe Design University [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo
EMiLA LAB   Sep 2014   
Social Innovation: Extension of Architectural Realms [Invited]
KAWAKITA Takeo
May 2014   
Social Cooperation of University and Enterprises [Invited]
Takeo KAWAKITA
KDA Design Cafe   1 Dec 2012   Nonprofit Organization Kobe Design Association
KAWAKITA Takeo
DESIS Forum/Showcase in Helsinki   25 May 2012   DESIS Network, Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability
The city of Nishiwaki is located north-west of Kobe, Japan. This city has been known for the textile industry which declines now due to severe international competition. In order to revitalize this area, a closed factory of wooden construction ha...
KAWAKITA Takeo
Design Research   5 Nov 2011   Design Research Association
KAWAKITA Takeo
23 Aug 2011   Architectural Institute of Japan
Step-by-Step method composes a framework of architectural design process which consists of six steps: 1) analysis of the site, 2) volumetric study, 3) functional organization, 4) envelop and structure, 5) study of the details, 6) presentation. A ...
AKIMOTO Risa, KAWAKITA Takeo
summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan   Jul 2011   
YONEZU Masatoshi, KAWAKITA Takeo
Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan   Aug 2009   

Works

 
Archimera Architectural Office, Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Corporation, Kobe Design University Project Team (Yoshiaki HANADA, Takeo KAWAKITA, Suguru NAKAMURA)   Architectural Works   Sep 2015
Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co., Ltd., landsat-inc., Kobe Design University Project Team (Takeo KAWAKITA, Yoshiaki HANADA)   Architectural Works   Jul 2015
Kobe Design University Jinbu-cho Zenshoji-cho Project Team (Takeo KAWAKITA, Yoshiaki HANADA, Ruka KOSUGE, and Suguru NAKAMURA) + landsat-inc. (Toshihiro YASUDA)   Architectural Works   May 2014
KAWAKITA Takeo, HANADA Yoshiaki, KANEKO Shinya, KONNO Chie   Architectural Works   2013
Renovation of an old wooden apartment into a share house for students. The common space functions as the medium between their individual lives and the city.
House with a Ladder
KAWAKITA Takeo   Architectural Works   2012

Research Grants & Projects

 
Practical Study for Renovation and Community Design
Daiwasenpakutochi Co. Ltd.: Private research fund
Project Year: Aug 2016 - Jul 2017    Investigator(s): KAWAKITA Takeo
Renovation Project of Old Houses in Sasayama
Society of Commerce & Industry TANBA-SASAYAMA: Local fund
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): YAMANOUCHI Makoto
Organization of Historical and Cultural Events
Miki-City Committee for Cultural Heritages: Local public fund
Project Year: Jul 2011 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): KAWAKITA Takeo
Proposals for Housing Area Revitalization through Renovations
Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co.,Ltd.: Private research fund
Project Year: Aug 2013 - May 2015    Investigator(s): KAWAKITA Takeo
Realization of a Share House through Renovation
Daiwa Senpaku Tochi Co.,Ltd.: Private research fund
Project Year: Jul 2012 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): KAWAKITA Takeo

Social Contribution

 
Study Workshop for Branding the Houses in Kobe
[Advisor]  Kobe City  Jan 2017
Project Team for Kobe Revitalization Strategy
[Organizing Member]  Kobe City  Jul 2015

Others

 
Sep 2016   Bus Stop Design Construction Workshop, Planning and Management
International Design and Construction Workshop for a Bus Stop in Sasayama.
Participating Universities: Kobe Design University, Jade University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Koblenz University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Dates of the Intensive Workshop: Sep. 2 - Sep. 9, 2016
Sep 2014   EMiLA Summer School 2014 Workshop Instructor
EMiLA (European Master in Landscape Architecture) Intensive Workshop
Place: Westerstede, Ammerland, Germany
Dates: Aug. 28 - Sep. 6, 2014
Theme: Defining strategies for Ammerland's competing land use demands
Sep 2013   EMiLA Summer School 2013 Workshop Instructor
European Master in Landscape Architecture, Summer School 2013 Workshop
Place: Haute Normandie, France
Dates: Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2013
Theme: Energy Landscape
May 2013   LandWorks Sardinia 2013 Guest Critic
Place: Parco della Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy
Dates: May 23rd-June 2nd, 2013
Work: On site art installations
May 2012   LandWorks Sardinia 2012 Guest Critic
Place: Parco Geominerario, Sardinia
Dates: May 21 - May 31, 2012
Work: On site art installations