Small public space with prefabricated units: An experiment at Kashiwa-no-ha District, Kashiwa City, Chiba prefecture

Hidetoshi Maeda, Takeru Kitazawa, Tsuyoshi Seike, Tatsurou Sasaki, Yoko Kitsuda, Yukari Niwa

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New types of public space are produced. Many of them are remodeling of private houses and shops and are managed by residents. They are called small public space as compared with governmental or municipal facilities. This paper reports an academic-industrial collaborated experiment with prefabricated units, which is to be useful to urban design in both contextual infill and leading impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1



  • Design demonstration
  • Prefabricated units
  • Private-public transition
  • Public space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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