Insulation of Japanese wooden house in 1950s

Akiko Takahashi, Nobuhisa Motooka, Natsuko Nagasawa

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The purpose of this paper is to focus on insulation of wooden Japanese house in 1950s, and to make clear how architects have adopted insulation to their designs. Studies on following subjects were made, through researching detailed section drawings and articles in Japanese architectural journals in 1950s; 1) Ratios of insulated elements and insulation materials, 2) Details and heat performance of insulated elements, 3) Architects' remarks on insulation, 4) Architects who were highly conscious of insulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number53
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb


  • 1950s
  • Insulation
  • Junzo Yoshimura
  • Thermal environment
  • Wooden house


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