MORITA Masashi


Faculty of Urban Innovation, Department of Urban Innovation


Associate Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

History of Architecture, Urban History, Islam, Mediterranean Area, History of western architecture


The Best Research Acheivement as Researcher Life 【 display / non-display

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1997.04

    Tokyo Institute of Technology   Faculty of Engineering   Department of Architecture   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 2004.04

    Tokyo Institute of Technology  Graduate School, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering  Department of Built Environment  Doctor Course  Completed

  • 2001.04

    Tokyo Institute of Technology  Graduate School, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering  Department of Built Environment  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Docter(Engineering) -  Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • Master( Engineering) -  Tokyo Institute of Technology

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2012.09

    Nippon Institute of Technology   Department of Architecture   Part-time Lecturer  

  • 2012.04

    Rikkyo University   Part-time Lecturer  

  • 2011.04

    Tokyo Institute of Technology   Research Fellow  

  • 2008.12

    Tokyo Institute of Technology   Global COE Research Fellow (PD)  

  • 2008.04

    Tokyo Institute of Technology   Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering   Research Fellow  

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.09

    JAPAN ICOMOS National Committee

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Architectural history/Design

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Architect (first class)


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Research on Interaction of Architectural Techniques between Different Cultures

    Project Year:  -   

  • Research on Historical Development of Dome Architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean Area

    Project Year:  -   

  • Research on Islamic Mausolea in Anatolia

    Project Year:  -   

  • History of Islamic City

    Project Year:  -   

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Historic Christian and Related Islamic Monuments in Eastern Anatolia and Syria from the Fifth to Fifteenth Centuries A.D. - Architectural Survey in Syria, Armenia, Georgia, and Eastern Turkey

    東アナトリア研究会 編, 篠野志郎 編, 藤田康仁 編, 守田正志 編 (Part: Joint Editor , Range: Vol.1 Chap.6, Vol.2 Chap.15 Sec.22-56, Vol.2 Chap.17 Sec.5-11 )

    彩流社  2015.02 ISBN: 978-4-7791-20


  • Stone Arks in Oblivion

    Shiro SASANO, Yasuhito FUJITA, Masashi MORITA (Part: Contributor )

    Sairyu-sya  2011.09 ISBN: 9784779116430


  • Historical Architecture of Eastern Anatolia in the Middle Age, under the Prospective on Interactive Building Techniques

    Shiro Sasano, Takayuki KUROTSU, Masashi MORITA, Murat NURLU, Mete MİRZAOĞLU, Derya Polat ŞAHİNBAZ, Kentaro MOTOKI, Kazuoh SEO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Yasuhito FUJITA, Shojiro MOTOYUI (Part: Contributor , Range: Part 1: Chapter 3: Principal Islamic Architecture Surveyed in the Project, Part2: Chapter 7: A Study on Construction Method and Internal Composition of Mausoleums Built between the 12th and the 14th Centuries in Anatolia )

    私家版  2009.03

  • The Caucasus

    ed. Takashi KIMURA, Tadashi SUZUKI, Shiro SASANO, Makoto HAYASAKA (Part: Contributor )

    Sairyu-sya  2006.11 ISBN: 978-477911215

  • The Armenian Architecture in the Transitional Period

    Shiro SASANO, Kazuoh SEO, Hiroshi AIZAWA, Shojiro MOTOYUI, Hisao HABUKA, Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Naoko SAIO, Kentaro MOTOKI, Masashi MORITA, Murad HASRATYAN (Part: Contributor , Range: Section12: Curch of St. Stepanos, Kosh、Section13: Curch of St. Gevorg, Pemzashen、Section14: Curch in Meghrajor )

    私家版  2005.03

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Historical Development on Transitional Zone of Dome Employing Triangles in Islamic Mausoleums in Medieval Anatolia

    Masashi MORITA

    Journal of Architecture and Planning ( Architectural Institute of Japan )  82 ( 741 )   3001 - 3011   2017.11  [Refereed]

    Single Work

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    This paper aims to consider the historical development on transitional zone of dome employing triangles in Islamic mausoleums built from the second half of the 12th to the first half of the 15th century in Anatolia. As the result, the transitional zone employing some small triangles, which is "Small Triangle", was created at first in the middle part of Anatolia. Based on this transitional zone, the various transitional zone, such as "Turkish Triangle", "Discontinuous Turkish Triangle", and "Turkish Fan", were created by the two conflicting methods like complicating or simplifying and their use areas were expanded to the western part of Anatolia over time.

    DOI CiNii

  • Survey Report on Two Islamic Mausoleums in Beçin Kalesi

        821 - 822   2017.09

    Single Work

  • Relation between Western Style Architecture and Architectural Thought of Modern Japan

        952 - 953   2016.08

    Joint Work

  • Survey Report of Islamic Mausoleums Built in the Beylik and the Early Ottoman Period in Gelibolu

        697 - 698   2016.08

    Single Work

  • Era transition and architectural accents of a Takei's dwelling

        469 - 470   2016.08

    Joint Work

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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2017.04  -   

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2019.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2012.04  -  2015.03 

Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • Historical Development on Transitional Zone of Dome Employing Triangles in Medieval Anatolia

    Offer organization: Private Foundations  The Obayashi Foundation Supports scholarly research related to cities

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2020.03  Investigator(s): Masashi MORITA