Rehabilitation work on the building 2 (formerly library) of Waseda University

Natsuko Sugie*, Akira Nishitani, Nobuaki Furuya, Hironobu Yazaki, Yumi Suzuki, Tashiro Fujimura, Kaori Nagai

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The summary describes a rehabilitation work for practical use on the building 2 (formerly library) in Waseda University. The examination identified the importance of the building 2 for the university, the process of construction, the preceding rehabilitation work, etc. The rehabilitation of shikkui ceilings and the seismic reinforcement were conducted, preserving its cultural value. "T. T-WALL", the wall for reinforcement, looking like the bookstack, was developed this time, reflecting an ideology by Tachu Naito, who designed the building 2 structurally. It may be one of the first attempts for rehabilitation work to inherit an ideology of a structural designer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1110
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1


  • Historic architecture
  • Kenji Imai
  • Modernism architecture
  • Rehabilitation
  • Seismic reinforcement
  • Tachu Naitou

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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