Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (JAABE) Best Paper Award

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Best Paper Award

By Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering

Scroll down to discover our award winning papers from 2002 to 2019!


This award is presented to outstanding papers published in this journal by the Architectural Institute of Japan, Architectural Institute of Korea and Architectural Society of China, and is given to a maximum of six papers (not more than one per field) once a year and announced on the homepage of Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (JAABE).

2019 Best Paper Winners

Read the full announcement here.


  • Eligibility

Eligible for selection shall be papers published in all 6 issues of the present year.

  • ​Numbers of awardees

The award shall be given once a year to a maximum of six papers in the following fields, at most one paper per field.

        a. Architectural History and Theory
        b. Architectural Planning and Design
        c. Building Structures and Materials
        d. Construction Management
        e. Environmental Engineering
        f. Urban Planning and Design

  • Evaluation method
  1. Field Editors shall ask Contact Editors in the relevant fields to recommend one paper from his/her country and one from other countries.
  2. ​Contact Editors shall notify their Field Editors of recommended papers with their evaluations, made according to the following evaluation criteria:

    a. High quality content of an international level
    b. Exploration of new areas, methodologies, and concepts
    c. Abundant in originality, pioneering achievement, novelty, and potential
    d. Outstanding in accuracy, diligence and effort 
  3. Field Editors and Contact Editors, considering the evaluations submitted, shall give scores by voting in an open ballot per field. The final grades shall be the total scores divided by the number of votes.

    a. Excellent: 4
    b. Very good: 3
    c. Good: 2
    d. Average: 1
    e. Below average: 0 
  4. The Field Editors and Contact Editors of each field shall nominate one paper to the JAABE Editorial Committee. The grade of nominated papers shall in principle be 2.0 or more. 
  5. The JAABE Editorial Committee shall decide the winning papers based on nominations by the Field Editors.
  • Awarding

Testimonials shall be presented to the recipients of the award. In principle, only the first authors shall be the recipients of the award. 

  • Announcement

Winning papers and awardees shall be announced on the homepage of JAABE. 

  • Miscellaneous

The Field Editors and Contact Editors shall decline to evaluate papers, if they have the following special relationships with the authors of the papers considered: relatives, masters and pupils, colleagues, and co-authors. The Field Editors and Contact Editors who happen to be the authors (first authors/co-authors) of recommended papers shall decline to evaluate papers and appoint a deputy from the Editorial Board and invest him/her with full power.

Architectural History

Title Author Year
A Study on Closed Halls in Traditional Dwellings in the Jiangnan Area, China Hui Wang, Xincheng Pu, Rongrong Wang, Yuting Zeng, and Xiaofeng Qi 2016
Spatial Transition of Existing Old Settlements in Downtown Cheongju, Korea Tai-Young Kim, Kyeonghwa Byun 2015
The Influence of Hannes Meyer and the Bauhaus Brigade on 1930s Soviet Architecture Hideo Tomita, Masato Ishii 2014
The Underlying Geometry in Rudolph M. Schindler′s Packard House Jin-Ho Park & Joung-Lan Park 2013
A Preliminary Study on Tangshan Chinese Carpenters′ Migratory Routes in Taiwan During the Japanese Period (1910~1928): Using Xidi Carpenters from Quanzhou County as a Case Study Yi-Chun Lin, Min-Fu Hsu & Tsung-Chiang Wu 2012
Formation and Transformation of Japanese Migrant Fishing Village Colonies in Korea Chung-Shin Park & Tai-Young Kim 2011
The Tectonic Integration of Louis I. Kahn's Exeter Library Chih-Ming Shih, Fang-Jar Liou and Robert E. Johanson 2010
Considerations Concerning French Urban Influence on Spanish Colonial Cities on the Island of Cuba Juan Ramón Jiménez Verdejo, José María Cabeza Laínez, José Manuel Almodóvar Melendo & Shuji Funo 2009
The Making of a Bund in China: The British Concession in Xiamen (1852-1930) Chen Yu 2008
A Study of Ethnic Influence on the Facades of Colonial Shophouses in Singapore: A Case Study of Telok Ayer in Chinatown Tze Ling Li 2007
Precedent and Progress of an Idea: Quadruple Building Block and the Schindler Shelter Jin-Ho Park 2002-2003
A Study of Ethnic Influence on the Facades of Colonial Shophouses in Singapore: A Case Study of Telok Ayer in Chinatown Yi Deng, Shuji Funo, Tsutomu Shigemura 2002-2003

Architectural Urban Planning

Title Author Year
Effect of Household Economic Indices on Sustainability of Community Gardens Jooseok Oh and Seiyong Kim 2019
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 and Nobuaki Furuya 2019
New City Block Design Approaches Incorporating Environmental Assessment for Downtown Districts in Cities with Severe Winter Climates Norihiro Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Setoguchi, Koya Sato, and Takuya Tsutsumi 2016
Electrophysiological Evaluation of Perceived Complexity in Streetscapes Lemya Kacha, Naoji Matsumoto, and Ahmed Mansouri 2015
Conservation and Possible Relocation for the Traditional Town of Koyasan, Based on the Surveys of Residents and Visitors Yoshihiro Kametani 2014
Experimental Research on the Correlation of Temperature, Humidity, and CO2 Level of a Rice Hull Insulated Indoor Environment Kyu-In Lee, Dongwoo Yeom & Eun-Jin Kim 2013
A Practical Approach to Temporary Housing for Disaster Victims Akihiko Iwasa, Takashi Hasegawa, Shunichi Shinkai, Masahiko Shinozaki, Atsuko Yasutake & Kenichi Kobayashi 2012
Contextual Modernization; New Town Planning in Petaling Jaya, of Malaysia Seo Ryeung Ju, Saniah Ahmad Zaki & Yun Kyung Choi 2011
Development of Urban Design Guidelines with Wind Tunnel Simulations for Downtown Districts in Winter Cities - New Urban Design Approaches for Cold Region Cities- Xiang Wang Meng, Tsuyoshi Setoguchi 2010
Characteristic Features of the Behavior and Perception of Evacuees from the Daegu Subway Fire and Safety Measures in an Underground Fire Gyuyeob Jeon & Wonhwa Hong 2009
Indoor Environmental Quality in LEED-Certified Buildings in the U.S. Young S. Lee & Suk-Kyung Kim 2008
Children’s Behavioral and Conceived Domains in Neighborhood Environment Byungho Min, Hyuntae Heo, Hyunjung Lee 2006
Research on the Formation Process of a Multi-ethnic Network in Urban Mixed-use District by Ethnic Minorities Living in Mixed-use Buildings, Wanchai, Hong Kong Po-Fung Matsushita, Tetsu Yoshida, Junzo Munemoto 2005
Syntactic and Network Pattern Structures of City Napong Nophaket, Akira Fujii 2004
An Application of the AHP to Urban Residential Upgrading in Jakarta Maruhum Batubara, Hidehiko Tanimura, Monday Ohi Asikhia, Atsushi Toshimori 2002- 2003
Post-quake Condominium Reconstruction for Taiwan Chi-Chi Earthquake in 1999 Pei-Chun Shao 2002- 2003

Building Structures

Title Author Year
Mechanical hysteresis model of a metal-wire Kagome truss for seismic strengthening for building systems Jae-Seung Hwang, Kang-Seok Lee, Moo-Won Hur and Sang-Hyun Lee 2019
Evaluation of the Energy Dissipation Capacities of Beam-to-Column Moment Connections for Steel Frames Jae-Guen Yang, Yong-Boem Kim, and Min-seok Kwak 2016
The Influence of Joint Details and Axial Force Ratios on Failure Mechanisms of SCFT Column-beam Connections Xilin Lu, Liping Kang, and Roberto T. Leon 2015
Evaluating Topological Optimized Layout of Building Structures by Using Nodal Material Density Based Bilinear Interpolation Dongkyu Lee, Jaehong Lee, Kihak Lee & Namshik Ahn 2014
Damage-control Seismic Design of Moment-resisting RC Frame Buildings Huanjun Jiang, Bo Fu & Linzhi Chen 2013
Modal Response Characteristics of a Multiple-Degree-Of-Freedom Structure Incorporated with Tuned Viscous Mass Dampers Kohju Ikago, Yoshifumi Sugimura, Kenji Saito and Norio Inoue 2012
Parameter Identification and Analysis of Shaking Table Tests on SSI System Peizhen Li, Peng Zhao & Xilin Lu 2011
Dynamic Corrosion-induced Cracking Process of RC Considering Effect of Initial Defects Xiao-Gang Zhang, Yan-Gang Zhao & Zhao-Hui Lu 2010
Maximum Displacement Profiles of Reinforced Concrete Frames Huanjun Jiang, Xilin Lu & Tetsuo Kubo 2009
Dynamics of Real Structure in Fresh, Damaged and Reinforced States in Comparison with Shake Table and Simulation Models Songtao Xue, Hesheng Tang, Jun Okada, Toshimitsu Hayashi & Satoshi Arikawa 2008
Combined Topology and Shape Optimization of Structures using Nodal Density as Design Parameter Dong-Kyu Lee 2007
Full Scale Processing Investigation for ECC Pre-cast Structural Element Tetsushi Kanda, Shiro Tomoe, Satoru Nagai, Makoto Maruta, Toshiyuki Kanakubo, Katsuyuki Shimizu 2006
On-Site Lateral Loading Test of a Traditional Timber House in Japan Kaori Fujita, Tetsu Kondo, Mikio Koshihara, Shinji Iwata, Mahito Nakazono, Isao Sakamoto 2004
Numerical Analysis of Dynamic Soil-Box Foundation-Structure Interaction System Xilin Lu, Peizhen Li, Bo Chen, Yueqing Chen 2002-2003
Monte Carlo Simulation Using Moments of Random Variables Yan-Gang Zhao, Tetsuro Ono, Kiyoshi Ishii 2002-2003

Environmental Engineering Field

Title Author Year
Potential lighting and thermal demand reduction in office buildings using blind control considering surrounding buildings Woong June Chung, Chunde Liu and Yoon-Bok Seong 2019
Development of All-In-One Attachment-Based PHC Pile Head Cutting Robot Dong-Jun Yeom, Yesul Park, Young-Suk Kim and Jung-Yeol Kim 2019
Methodology for Evaluating Influences of Anthropogenic Factors on Temperature Formation of Summer Seasons Considering their Randomness -Verification Through the Hierarchical Bayesian Model- Takashi Kyakuno 2016
Predicting Hygrothermal Behavior of an Underground Stone Chamber with 3-D Modeling to Restrain Water-Related Damage to Mural Paintings Yonghui Li, Daisuke Ogura, Shuichi Hokoi, Jianguo Wang & Takeshi Ishizaki 2014
An Experimental Study on Evacuation Times in a Subway Station Using Evacuation Parameters Seong-Hwan Yoon, Min-Jung Lee & Jurng-Jae Yee 2013
Study on Outside Air Cooling Systems Used in Data Processing Facilities Iwao Yamaguchi, Makoto Koganei, Tomonobu Goto & Masataka Tsushima 2012
Field Survey on the Relation between IAQ and Occupants' Health in 40 Houses in Southern Taiwan Lin-lin Huang, Koichi Ikeda, Che-Ming Chiang, Naoki Kagi, Sachiko Hojo & U Yanagi 2011
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Improved Indoor Temperature and Ventilation Conditions in School Buildings Kazuhide Ito & Shuzo Murakami 2010
The Effects of Windbreak Forests on the Summer Thermal Environment in a Residence Jiang He & Akira Hoyano 2009
Study on Utility Cross-Ventilation in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China Masashi Imano, Yunchan Zheng, Yoshihiko Akamine, Narongwit Areemit, Motoyasu Kamata & Yuzo Sakamoto 2008
Influences of Indirect Lifestyle Aspects and Climate on Household Energy Consumption Wee-Kean Fong, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yu-Fat Lun, Ryushi Kimura 2007
Trends of Climate Change and Air-Conditioning Load of Residential Buildings in China Qingyuan Zhang, Chengzhi Lou, Hongxing Yang 2006
A Study on Indoor Air Quality of Urban Residential Buildings in China Hiroshi Yoshino, Junhong Zhao, Yasuko Yoshino, Kazukiyo Kumagai, Yueyong Ni, Zhenhai Li, Jing Liu, Takayuki Shigeno, Hiroyuki Miyasaka, Yukio Yanagisawa 2005
Performance Evaluation Method for Drainage Piping Systems with Food Disposers in Actual High-Rise Apartment Houses Kouichi Shinmura, Masayuki Otsuka, Toru Iida, Kazuaki Iijima 2004
Numerical Study on Thermal Effects of Cold and High-albedo Surfaces Covered with Snow in Outdoor Environments Akashi Mochida, Yoshihide Tominaga, Hiroshi Yoshino, Kiyoshi Sasaki, Makiko Ohba 2002-2003
Predictive Control of the Radiant Floor Heating System in Apartment Buildings Jin-Young Lee, Myoung-Souk Yeo, Kwang-Woo Kim 2002-2003

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