Sunday, February 14, 2010

Modern design of Library University at Tokyo Japan by Toyo Ito

Modern Library University at Tokyo Japan
Modern Library University at Tokyo Japan
Modern Library University at Tokyo JapanModern Library University at Tokyo Japan by Toyo Ito

Tama Art University Library (Hachioji campus) the acclaimed Japanese architectonics design, Toyo Ito, afresh completed the new library for the celebrated Tama Art University Library. This is a library for an art university amid in the suburbs of Tokyo. With its iconic arches, Toyo Ito’s new library at Tama Art University has the ambience of a Romanesque architectonics its best design. Photos by Ishiguro Photographic Institute. Toyo Ito combines a new affectionate of filigree with an avant-garde arrangement of arches at the Tama Art University Library alfresco of Tokyo.

Tama Art University Library casual through the capital access gate, the armpit lies abaft a advanced garden with baby and ample trees, and stretches up a affable slope.The absolute cafeteria was the sole abode in the university aggregate by both acceptance and agents associates beyond all disciplines, so the aboriginal catalyst for our architectonics architectonics was to catechism how an academy as specialised as a library could accommodate an accessible commonality for all.

Tama Art University Library our aboriginal abstraction was for a advanced accessible arcade on the arena akin that would serve as an alive avenue for bodies bridge the campus, alike after intending to go to the library.To let the flows and angle of these bodies advisedly access the building, we began to anticipate of a anatomy of about placed arches which would actualize the awareness as if the angled attic and the advanced garden’s backdrop were continuing aural the building.

The Tama Art University Library appropriate arches are fabricated out of animate plates covered with concrete. In plan these arches are abiding forth arced curve which cantankerous at several points. With these intersections, we were able to accumulate the arches acutely attenuate at the basal and still abutment the abundant alive endless of the attic above. The spans of the arches alter from 1.8 to 16 metres, but the amplitude is kept analogously at 200mm.

The Tama Art University Library intersections of the rows of arches advice to clear cautiously afar zones aural this one space. Shelves and abstraction desks of assorted shapes, avant-garde body bottle architectonics partitions that action as account boards, etc., accord these zones a faculty of both alone appearance and beheld as able-bodied as spatial continuity.

Tama Art University Library on the angled arena level, a movie-browser like a bar adverse and a ample bottle table for the latest issues of magazines allure acceptance to absorb their time cat-and-mouse for the bus in the library. Climbing the stairs to the additional floor, one finds ample art books on low bookshelves bridge beneath the arches. Between these shelves are abstraction desks of assorted sizes. A ample table with a state-of-art archetype apparatus allows users to do able alteration work.

The Tama Art University Library spatial assortment one adventures back walking through the arches altered in amount and acme changes seamlessly from a cloister-like amplitude abounding with accustomed ablaze at autogenous design, to the consequence of a adit that cannot be penetrated visually.

The Tama Art University new library is a abode area anybody can ascertain their appearance of “interacting” with books and blur media as if they were walking through a backwoods or in a cave; a new abode of arcade-like spaces area bendable alternate relations anatomy by artlessly casual through; a focal centre area a new faculty of adroitness begins to advance throughout the art university’s campus.

The Tama Art University Library appropriate arches are fabricated out of animate plates covered with concrete. In plan these arches are abiding forth arced curve which cantankerous at several points. With these intersections, we were able to accumulate the arches acutely attenuate at the basal and still abutment the abundant alive endless of the attic above.

Project title: Tama Art University Library (Hachioji campus)

Location: Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan

Architects: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Client: Tama Art University

Program: Library

Design and Supervision

Campus Planning : Tama Art University Campus Project Team

Architects: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Design team: Toyo Ito, Takeo Higashi, Hideyuki Nakayama, Yoshitaka Ihara

Associate Architect: Kajima Design

Structural engineers: Sasaki Structural Consultants

Associate Architect: Kajima Design

Mechanical engineer: Associate Architect: Kajima Design

Interaction design: Workshop for Architectonics and Urbanism

Furniture design: Fujie Kazuko Atelier

Curtain architectonics and fabricator: Nuno Corporation

Supervisor: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Design team: Toyo Ito, Takeo Higashi, Hideyuki Nakayama, Yoshitaka Ihara

Tama Art University Campus Project Team

Tama Art University Former Facility Office

Contractors

Architecture: Kajima Corporation

Mechanical: Kajima Corporation

Shop drawing: Evergreen

Air-Conditioning, Plumbing & Mechanical Services: Techno Ryowa, Tonets Corporation,

Sanken Setsubi Kogyo

Electrical Installation: Kyokujitsu Electric, Kandenko, Toko Electric

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