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SATO Tai

FacultyGraduate School of Design and Architecture
PositionLecturer
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Last Updated :2019/09/20

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Profile & Settings

    Research funding number:00780488

Association Memberships

  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Japan Society for Office Studies

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Architecture and building engineering, Architectural environment/Equipment

Published Papers

  • RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL WORKERS' ATTRIBUTES AND THEIR PREFERENCES OF ENVIRONMENT SETTINGS FOR DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES IN THE OFFICE, SATOH Tai;SANO Tomonori;KOJIMA Takaya, Journal of Environmental Engineering (Transactions of AIJ), 82, (738) 715 - 725, Refereed,  Introduction
     In recent years the demand has risen for diverse work environment to support various activities of workers, and increasing consideration is being made for office space planning where workers can choose their preferred environment by themselves depending on the diversified work contents. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify not only the relationship of activity to workspace, but also the needs for different environment settings emerged by the various individual characteristics of office workers.
     Purpose
     The purpose of this study is to clarify the influence of individual workers' attributes on their preference of environment settings for each activity in the office, by grasping the environment seemed by the worker who is the actual office user by each individual attribute, in order to consider the supporting environment for the diversifying activities in the office.
     Methods
     Office activities were classified into the following nine types according to the results of the preliminary survey, and eight items indicated were selected as attributes of the office worker. A questionnaire was then undertaken w
  • ENCOUNTERS AND CONVERSATIONS IN AN OFFICE CAFÉ CORNER AS A "MAGNET SPACE", SATOH Tai;SANO Tomonori, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), 81, (720) 281 - 291, Refereed,  A study was conducted on the activities of office workers at a café corner with a lounge in a free-address office to investigate communication at a "magnet space". The major results were as follows; 1. The encounter probability between two office workers at the "magnet space" could be estimated by a formula based on Little's law, which considers the frequency of use as well as the mean and standard deviation of the sojourn time. By analyzing more data for the estimated formula of the encounter rate which is suggested on this study, it can confirm more minutely the actual situation of an encounter and the conversation in "magnet space" of their offices. 2. Installing the lounge-like workspace adjacent to the café space increased the encounter probability between workers at the café corner.
  • EVACUATION SAFETY STRATEGY FOR NURSERY SCHOOL CHILDREN BASED ON THE SURVEY OF THE EVACUATION BEHAVIOR DRILL, FURUKAWA Yoko;SANO Tomonori;TSUCHIYA Shin'ichi;FUJII Kosuke;SATOH Tai;HATAKEYAMA Yugo;HASEMI Yuji, Journal of Environmental Engineering (Transactions of AIJ), 81, (728) 845 - 853, Refereed,  Recently, enrollments in nursery schools have become higher and higher. This is largely due to the social progress of women, with the increasing number of working mothers. Additionally, the number of three-generation households is decreasing. Nursery schools are traditionally low-rise structures, with a playground, but deregulation of the law now allows for the placement of nursery schools in middle floors of high-rise buildings. In Japan, the ages of nursery school students are generally from infancy to five-years old, which means that they can't evacuate the premises by themselves during a fire, so we must research ways to evacuate them safely. And the scheme of planning safe evacuations from buildings has not been sufficiently researched, so we have investigated the practice of fire drills and have interviewed teachers and students of nursery schools. The following is what we have learned:
     (1)Characteristics of evacuation ;drills of nursery schools: Students evacuate in class groups, lead by their teachers, who provide the indications. Time is needed for evacuation preparation (setting up strollers, gathering infants and preparing to carry them out, and giving ins
  • INFLUENCE ON USER'S BEHAVIOR AND LOCATION CONDITIONS
    Analysis of the cafe user as "the third place" by observation research (Part1), HATAKEYAMA Yugo;NIWA Yukari;SANO Tomonori;KIKUCHI Yusuke;SATOH Tai, J. Archit. Plann., 80, (711) 1067 - 1073, Refereed,  The purpose of this research was to explore the influence on user's behavior by conditions of location. The analysis of the cafe user as "The Third Place" can be understood by observation research. The Third Place proposed by Ray Oldenburg means originally the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace, but the cafe in Japan advertise as third place meaning private working spots. By grasping the influence on user's behavior in the cafe through not only the Third Place was mainly conversation proposed by Oldenburg but private working in the cafe, it was cleared that the conditions of location and the ratio of property have effect on actions of use as the Third Place.


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