- 論集 (ISSN:03891658)
- vol.54, no.2, pp.59-89, 2008-01
I ascertained the following unsolved facts: formation, architectural character and architects of public architecture built in modern Okinawa prefecture. The history of its formation can divide into western-style design and reinforced-concrete design. If so, reinforced-concrete buildings were built in almost same time as those in the mainland, although western-style architectures were formed 20 years later after western-style architectures were built in the mainland. In the early of Meiji period, Japanese-style architecture was introduced in Okinawa prefecture and in the late of the era architecture that was influenced by European-historical style was introduced there. In Taisho period, architecture that was focused on Ryukyu climate was introduced in the prefecture. The reason of this fact is that red roof tiles were used for the architecture. They are traditional in Okinawa prefecture. Architects were Goichi Takeda, William Merrell Vories, who had based their projects in Kansai area.