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kaoru suehiro Last modified date:2018.06.18



Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://www.nksarc.com
homepage of NKS architects for the design practice .
http://suehirolab.wix.com/suehirolab
Activity of the Kaoru Suehiro laboratory .
Phone
092-642-3351
Fax
092-642-3353
Academic Degree
master of engineering, master of architecture
Field of Specialization
architectural design
Outline Activities
 I work on research and education of Architectural Design. I have been published various architectural works from private house to public buildings on periodicals and professional magazines. The main theme is the creative design with logical approach of structural technologies and environmental performances. I have researched on the techtonical themes like the design possibility of architecture made of bamboo and the structure made with tensegrity system. However, after the natural disaster of Kumamoto Earthquake 2016 and North Kyushu Heavy Rain 2017 provision and environmental improvement of temporary housing became my main research issue. The KASEI (Kyushu Architectural Students Supporters Environmental Improvement) project, I organized for the Kumamoto Earthquake, is primarily a students’ volunteer activity. It also provides many research themes directly related to our society and an incomparable outreach education on site.
 As an architectural design professional I have worked on social activities like the advisor of Kumamoto Artpolis, juries of competitions, advisors of municipalities, preservation and rebirth activities of modern architecture. I am willing to be a joint between our society and the university. I have educated many foreign students and have sent many of our students to abroad because of my education and working experience abroad. The common language of architectural design easily let them jump over the gap between nationalities or cultural backgrounds. I would like to educate individuals with broad vision and without any prejudice nor discrimination.
Research
Research Interests
  • The usage and the meaning in the community of gathering space 'Home for All' in temporary housing sites
    keyword : usage, community, gathering place, Home for All, temporary housing sites, usage
    2016.06~2018.06.
  • Provision System and Design of Temporary Housing for Disasters
    keyword : Temporary Housing, Provision, Design
    2016.05~2018.06.
  • Design Possibility of Bamboo Architecture.
    keyword : bamboo, architecture, design, joint
    2013.04~2014.12Design study of the modernised 'nuki' structural system in wooden architecture..
  • Design methodology for the reincarnation of modern architecture
    keyword : modern architecture, design, conversion, reincarnation
    2008.01~2011.03.
  • Structural design of contemporary wooden frame made of cedar wood boards.
    keyword : structural design, wooden frame, cedar wood, boards
    2008.01~2009.03Study on the new monolithic wooden structural design by means of the bending technology of seder wood boards, which reinterprets the Japanese traditional technology of making bucket, barrel or boat..
  • Entrance design and access system of the housings in Amsterdam Zuid area.
    keyword : entrance, design, access system, housing, Amsterdam Zuid
    2006.05~2008.12Evolution in the access system of the Amsterdam Zuid housing.
  • Contemporary design method of "nuki" joints in wooden buildings.
    keyword : design method, nuki, joints, wooden building
    2006.05~2006.12Design study of the modernised 'nuki' structural system in wooden architecture..
Current and Past Project
  • The research on creating the community network in the temporary housing site for the North Kyushu Heavy Rain 2017. They will use the data for the future planning of the prefectural housing.
  • A action research to build the "Kashiihama House for All" for the foreign students living in the Kyushu University Kashiihama dormitory.
  • Management and information methodology study for the Islandcity folly workshop.
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Sasebo Port International Terminal.
2. architectural work 'Folded Roof House'.
3. Fukuoka Women University, stage 1.
4. architectural work 'Orthodontic Clinic in Ozasa'.
5. architectural work 'Kazaguruma House'.
6. architectural work "Sasebo Port International Terminal".
7. architectural work "JUUL house".
8. Kazaguruma House.
9. Suehiro, Kaoru,Noriko Suehiro, Yoko Masuda, Kazuko Ito, Kazuhide Ito, Folded Roof House - Design solution to optimize the environmental condition with generic equipment and techniques -, Japan Architectural Review 2018, Architectural Institute of Japan, 2018.01, [URL].
10. architectural work "Folded Roof House".
11. architectural work "Hikari Terasu".
12. architectural work "JUUL house".
13. Kashii Nursery School.
14. architectural work "broken pitched roof house".
15. architectural work "broken pitched roof house".
16. Nagasaki Matsugae International Cruise Ship Terminal.
17. Row house in Dazaifu.
18. Nagasaki Matsugae International Cruise Ship Terminal.
19. club head courtyard house.
20. Clinic with 9 huts.
21. Meteorite Housing.
22. House with Square Skylights.
23. Three Bundled Tubes.
24. Onigiri house.
25. Nishiarita Town Center.
Works, Software and Database
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5. We helped to realize "Home for All" in Aso as architects, where is a gathering place for the refugees of the North Kyushu flood disaster. Kumamoto Prefecture supported the whole project..
6. We helped to realize the first 'Home for All" in Sendai city as architects and builders, where is a gathering place for the refugees of the Higashi-nihon earthquake. An architect Toyo Ito initiated the idea and Kumamoto Prefecture and others donated..
7. Broken pitched roof house
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8. Kashii Nursery School
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9. VI house
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10. Nagasaki Matsugae International Cruise Ship Terminal
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11. club head courtyard house
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12. row house of meteorite shape
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13. house with square skylights
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14. Clinic with 9 huts
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15. Onigiri house
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16. House with five frames
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17. 3 bundled tubes
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18. Nishiarita town center
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19. Kitazato Arena
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20. row house in Kanoya.
21. 3 courtyards house
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22. norimaki house
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23. YKK Kurobe Horikiri Dormitory
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24. funnel house
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25. 3+2house
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26. Kobayashi clinic
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Membership in Academic Society
  • Architectural Design Association of Nippon
Awards
  • KASEI (Kyushu Architecture Student Supporters Environmental Improvement) project
  • architectural work: Folded Roof House
  • architectural work: JUUL house
  • Fukuoka Women's University
  • VI house
  • Nagasaki Port Matsugae Cruise Ship Terminal
  • VI house
  • clinic with 9 huts
  • The design work "Onigiri House, Saiki-city, Oita, Japan " is selected for the "Green Good design 2009" in the category of Architecture. The award was organized by the Chicago Atenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The exhibition will be held in July 2009 in Athens.
  • 'Three Bundled Tubes' was awarded the first prize in 'The Woodone competition for architectural works' organized by the material company.
  • The work 'Three bundled Tubes' was awarded the first prize in 'the thoughtful house competition' organized by the kitchen company.
Educational
Educational Activities
architectural design studio I + II, urban and architectural design studio II, introduction of architecture, architectural design etc. in the undergraduate course.
advanced architectural design seminar, advanced architectural design studio etc. in the master course.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2017.10, I led students to design and build-up the temporary shed for the Kyushu University festival at Ito campus..
  • 2016.11, I led students to design and build-up the temporary shed for the Kyushu University festival at Ito campus..
  • 2015.11, I led students to design and build-up the temporary shed for the Kyushu University festival at Ito campus..
  • 2014.11, I led students to design and build-up the temporary tea ceremony shed for the Kyushu University festival at Ito campus..
  • 2012.11, I led students to design and build-up the temporary wooden shed for the Kyushu University festival at Ito campus..
  • 2011.11, I led students to design and build-up the temporary wooden shed for the Kyushu University festival at Ito campus..
  • 2009.11.
  • 2009.03.
  • 2008.11.
  • 2008.03.
  • 2005.03.
  • 2004.03.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
As a professional of architectural design I have been working as an advisor of Kumamoto Artpolis, Juries of competitions, and advisors of municipalities, and also for preservation and rebirth activities of modern architecture.
I have been involved in the supporting activities for the natural disaster of Kumamoto Earthquake 2016 and North Kyushu Heavy Rain 2017. We designed a timber gathering place like Home for All in the temporary housing site. The KASEI (Kyushu Architectural Students Supporters Environmental Improvement) project, I organized for the Kumamoto Earthquake, is primarily a students’ volunteer activity. It also provide many research themes directly related to our society and an incomparable outreach education on site..