Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.



Research video: Assoc. Prof. Shoichi Kishiki

Making high-rise buildings that can operate safely even during a disaster

  • Shoichi Kishiki, Associate Professor, Institute of Innovative Research
  • Mitsue Nagamine, Associate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts

During a large earthquake, even if a high-rise building does not collapse, social functions within would be paralyzed if its interior spaces cannot be maintained. It is also of great importance to understand the psychological responses of those within during an earthquake. Research is being conducted integrating architecture, electrical and electronics engineering, and liberal arts, with the goal of preserving social functions in city buildings when earthquakes occur.