近世竹田における城下町設計の論理 [in Japanese] THE DESIGN PRINCIPLE OF THE CASTLE TOWN TAKETA [in Japanese]
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In TAKETA, constructed in the end of 16th century as the castle town of OKA castle, the old street network has almost remained, and so we tried to reveal the design principle of the castle town TAKETA. As the discussion about the city planning is now taking place, we think we can offer some useful information on the original design of TAKETA town. So, our research mainly focused on the relationship between micro landscape and the structure of the castle town.<br> The following points are clarified as the results: 1) The position of streets is based on the micro topography. The main streets ("Hommachi-Dori and Uwamachi-Dori") is on the micro highland and the substreet ("Yokomachi-Dori") is on the micro lowland. However, the macro street network is almost the same as other castle towns constructed in the same age. 2) In order to expand the castle town in the narrow basin, the land use was changed gradually. For about 70 years after the castle town was constructed, the town expanded to some areas which were not included to it and which were used as farmlands. In addition, the position of some streets could have been changed in order to expand some city blocks, and the size of the city blocks was also enlarged.
- Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. D1 (Architecture of Infrastructure and Environment)
Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. D1 (Architecture of Infrastructure and Environment) 69(1), 1-12, 2013
Japan Society of Civil Engineers