Project

Posted on:

Tama Art University Library

Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Shared By

dmadsen

Location

Hachioji

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2007

Size

5,639 sq. meters
View all (5) images

Project Description

Located in the suburbs of Tokyo, this 5,500-square-meter museum lies between Tama Art University's main gate and the center of campus. The library takes advantage of a gentle, three-degree slope on its ground floor, with colonnades providing simple, archlike structural support. These arches are formed with plate steel reinforced with concrete, with walls measuring 200 millimeters (about 7.8 inches) thick, with a maximum span of more than 12 meters (39 feet). Rows of these colonnades are arranged in a configuration that produces a variety of interior spatial types and exterior views.

Read ARCHITECT Magazine's complete coverage of Toyo Ito's 2013 Pritzker Prize:
http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/2013-pritzker-prize-toyo-ito.aspx
Advertisement
Add a Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X