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For the purposes of this research, a new architectural engineering paradigm that is required for a stock-oriented society will be defined in terms of the establishment of technologies for the development of beautiful cities and buildings that are environment-friendly, provide safety and comfort, and meet the needs of a sustainable society. As described below, research will be linked to the implementation of projects based on actual architectural activities. Also, original methods for effectively using stocks will be established on the basis of project research results. This will be achieved by adjusting and harmonizing solutions that reflect changes in cities and buildings over time, to develop a field that might be called "urban architecture time-space diversity harmonization engineering," as a methodology for the exploration of individualized solutions that can be applied universally to stock utilization.

Project A

The Center will collaborate with project managers to undertake total remodeling projects that flexibly accommodate new residential formats for both aged people and younger generations. Depending on the format, functions, degree of deterioration and other characteristics of existing apartment housing, the Center will consider improvement methods that create new value and results.

Project B

Building stocks in single-function, non-residential, inner-city areas will be converted to residential and other uses. Conversion technologies that are appropriate for these facilities will be studied from the perspectives of planning, facilities and material construction methods. New seismic diagnosis

Project C

The Center will propose model plans for the relocation of public facilities, such as welfare and education facilities, in planned cities, such as Tama New Town, and in natural cities. These plans will be designed to allow existing stocks to be utilized as they are converted into facility networks for improved operating efficiency. The Center will implement and follow up projects in collaboration with local governments.

Project D

By combining element technologies, such as rooftop greening and perimeter buffer zones, with comprehensive environmental assessment methods, these technologies can be effectively used to improve existing building stocks, and to convert stocks that are easy to maintain and manage into multipurpose facilities, such as facilities that meet the needs of the aged.

Project E

The Center will collaborate with NPOs and other organizations to formulate stock improvement plans that are realistic rather than restrictive for limited areas. The Center will propose measures and implement model projects to improve actual disaster prevention performance and earthquake safety in building stocks that consist of multiple buildings. These projects will be linked to improvement plans.

Project F

Knowledge gained through these projects will be used to explore, develop and propose a new meta-technology framework for the activation and renewal of urban building stocks.

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