Updated on 2023/10/02


WANG, Xinpeng
Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering
Job title
Assistant Professor(non-tenure-track)
修士(建築学) ( 2013.09 早稲田大学 )
博士(建築学) ( 2020.02 早稲田大学 )
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中国出身。早稲田大学創造理工学部建築学科・講師。博士(建築学)。 研究分野は建築空間論、建築意匠論、建築デザイン論、街路空間論。 早稲田大学創造理工学術院建築学専攻・修士課程、博士課程を修了。 早稲田大学創造理工学部建築学科・助手、早稲田大学理工総合研究所招聘研究員を担任した。 所属ゼミで英文学術誌(Web of Science、Scopus収録)に掲載多数、国際学術会議で論文発表多数。 中国で「街路空間再生」をテーマとした実施のプロジェクトを担当。 早稲田大学での担当授業は、「建築表現Ⅰ」「建築表現Ⅱ」「設計製図Ⅰ」「設計製図Ⅱ」「先端建築学論B」、「卒業計画」など。

Research Experience

  • 2020.09

    Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University   Assistant Professor

  • 2020.04

    Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University   Adjunct Researcher

  • 2017.04

    Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University   Research Associate

Education Background

  • 2013.09

    Waseda University   Doctor Course, Department of Architecture  

  • 2011.09

    Waseda University   Master Course, Department of Architecture  

Professional Memberships


    Architectural Institute of Japan

Research Areas

  • Architectural planning and city planning / Architectural history and design

Research Interests

  • 建築意匠論

  • 街路空間論

  • Concept of Semitransparent Space

  • Concept of City Area Space in China

  • Concept of Architectural Space



  • Research on the Composition and Space Utilization of Residential Neighborhoods in Old Lilong, Shanghai, China:Mutual influence between streets and residences from the dual perspective of “activeness” and residential remodeling rate

    Lin Chen, Kai Fang, Xinpeng Wang, Zhehan Zhang, Nobuaki Furuya

    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering    2021.01  [Refereed]

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    Alongside modern urbanization, traditional Lilong housing structures have undergone tremendous changes in internal and external spatial form and usage status in order to adapt to the needs of modern, social life. In these spontaneous transformations, the street "publicness" and the residential privacy create a set of contradictory relationships that affect the overall morphology of the neighborhood. Taking the traditional lane residential area of Xing'anli, Dongtai Road, Shanghai, China as an example, we analyze the relationship between street "activeness" and the rate of residential remodeling. We attempt to clarify the characteristics of street publicness and housing "privateness" in the traditional Lilong neighborhoods and their mutual effects. This contributes to a comprehensive, workable knowledge of traditional cities and has reference significance for future urban transformation. We analyze the space utilization characteristics of Lilong neighborhoods from two perspectives here. First, with the overflow articles as a medium, we explore the activeness characteristics of different types of roads using the SD method. Second, based on field surveying and mapping, we assess the remodeling characteristics of buildings around different types of roads through remodeling volume and rate statistics. We draw conclusions through careful analysis of the relationship between the street activeness and residential remodeling rate information.



  • Characteristics, correlations of traditional street space elements and tourist density following spontaneous renovation: a case study on Suzhou’s Shantang Street

    Zhehan Zhang, Kai Fang, Xinpeng Wang, Lin Chen, Wenda Zhang, Nobuaki Furuya

    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering   20 ( 1 ) 29 - 43  2021.01  [Refereed]

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    Shantang Street in Suzhou serves as the object of this study; field investigation, street mapping, data statistics, and other methods are utilized to observe spatial elements, tourist density, and the relationships among them. The spatial elements of Shantang Street are divided into basic elements (store density, facade opening, water proximity, D/H) and activity elements (upper shelter, commercial overflow, life overflow). These characteristics are also analyzed quantitatively. Next, tourists on Shantang Street are counted on-site to analyze their basic density. The SPSS software Canonical Correlation tool is utilized to establish a relationship between basic elements and activity elements; a set of canonical variates with a significant correlation between the two are obtained. The SPSS Multiple Regression tool is then used to observe the correlation between tourist density and street space elements. Store density, D/H, water proximity, commercial overflow, life overflow, and tourist density are found to be significantly correlated.



  • Riverside building boundary spatial characteristics and utilization patterns in China post-urbanization: a case study on Shantang River, Suzhou

    Zhehan Zhang, Kai Fang, Xinpeng Wang, Lin Chen, Wenda Zhang, Guoqing Zhu, Nobuaki Furuya

    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     1 - 16  2020.11  [Refereed]

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    Suzhou, a Chinese "water town", has undergone an essential transformation in the spatial nature of its riverside area post-urbanization. This research focuses on the spatial characteristics and utilization patterns of the building boundary along the Shantang River in Suzhou through field investigation and correspondence analysis. The constituent elements are determined, and then spatial characteristics are analyzed in terms of space type, river encroachment, and urban connectivity. The relationships between these characteristics and four utilization patterns are discussed. The building boundaries along the river have undergone a fundamental change within the modern era. There are significant relationships between utilization patterns and space type, river encroachment, and urban connectivity. The results presented here can provide workable guidance for effective further development of riverside spaces in Suzhou and beyond.



  • Characteristics of space network system formed by the constituent elements in urban streets: Tianzifang in Shanghai as a case study

    Kai Fang, Xinpeng Wang, Wenda Zhang, Zhehan Zhang, Yunfei Xie, Lin Chen, Guoqing Zhu, Nobuaki Furuya

    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering   20 ( 6 ) 1 - 13  2020.09  [Refereed]

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    Using a street in Shanghai as a case study, a strategy was developed to study an urban network space system by analyzing and interpreting street space from the microscopic perspective of urban composition elements. At the methodological level, this study, using research methods related to Space Syntax Theory, explored the process of establishing urban elements, element space, and a spatial network system for these elements. The analysis included the integration degree and its distribution (overall infiltration characteristics), the systematic degree, and an adjustment relationship graph for local typical areas. There are three conclusions drawn from the analysis: From the perspective of elements, the Tianzifang street space is annularly connected in circles on different scales and connected in parallel to form an overall spatial structure. At the global level, the distribution of integration degrees exhibits a dotted infiltration pattern from the street to the interior, with a local core. In terms of local and global correlations, spaces with higher traffic attributes tend to increase local and global integration, and spaces with stronger functional attributes tend to increase the separation of local from whole. The element space and its associated shallow space of buildings approximate the overall synergy degree.



  • The influence of atrium types on the consciousness of shared space in amalgamated traditional dwellings – a case study on traditional dwellings in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China

    Xinpeng Wang, Kai Fang, Lin Chen, Nobuaki Furuya

    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering   18 ( 4 ) 335 - 350  2019.09  [Refereed]

  • Research on the correlation between pedestrian density and street spatial characteristics of commercial blocks in downtown area: a case study on Shanghai Tianzifang

    Kai Fang, Xinpeng Wang, Lin Chen, Zhehan Zhang, Nobuaki Furuya


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    Taking Shanghai Tianzifang as an example, this study attempted to utilize theories, such as the Space Syntax Theory, to build a multivariate model with street spatial characteristics as variables, and investigate the correlation between street spatial characteristics and pedestrian density in commercial blocks using multivariate regression analyses of the variables in this model. This study inspected two aspects of spatial characteristics of street space. First, in terms of commercial use characteristics, this study examined how pedestrian density is affected by three variables: store density, overflow ratio of store-front space. Density of building exits and entrances. Next, in terms of structural characteristics, this study probed the relationship between commercial pedestrian density and three other variables: street integration, height of buildings on both sides of the streets, and the stores' distance from block entrances. Last, a multivariate regression analysis was conducted on the research data of the six variables. The results validated that four of the variables are correlated with commercial pedestrian density, in the order of their degree of influence: street integration, store density, density of building exits and entrances, and height of buildings on both sides of the streets.[GRAPHICS]




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  • Faculty of Science and Engineering   Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering

Internal Special Research Projects

  • 公共空間は衰退する? ―東アジアの高密度都市における街路の界面空間に関する研究―


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    This research project focuses on the imagination of the decline of urban public space, especially because of COVID-19 and other reasons, this phenomenon has been accelerated, and it is more reflected in blocks with commercial as the main function. But at the same time, some neighborhoods took the lead in recovering from the epidemic because of their flexible resilience.This study collects and arranges first-hand data through field surveys on the blocks in the Okubo area of Tokyo and the blocks in the central urban area of Okinawa, in preparation for subsequent paper submissions.During the research process, I also got acquainted with many local shops and trade unions to accumulate for further questionnaires and exchange meetings.

  • 日本・中国おける街路の「伸縮空間」の概念提示および空間評価に関する研究


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    This project is based on the "Theory of Elastic Space" proposed in the applicant's doctoral dissertation, and discusses the higher practicality of the traditional street space in Japan and China. The following is accomplished:The latest academic literature, optimization of research models, screening of pre-research subjects, and publication of den journal papers with previous data.