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Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito & Associates

  • 01:00 - 21 May, 2009
Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito & Associates
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Cubasur · June 25, 2013

Toyo Ito uses architectural restraint to devastating effect sans the pretentiousness of Ando - brilliant!

shift A · March 19, 2013

Superb.

Nani Sa · March 18, 2013

arch-texture

Heywood Floyd · March 18, 2013

Nice enough, I am sure Kahn would be very pleased. But where are the mechanical systems?

Tim Fryatt · June 03, 2012

Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito - simple, rich, stunning building!
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Irina · April 24, 2012

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Perry Dean Rogers · March 23, 2012

What a building!
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Strang Architecture · March 05, 2012

just remembered how stunning this building is: Tama Art University Library by Ito http://t.co/KzpAjVsP

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Mª Teresa · February 28, 2012

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Mª Teresa · February 28, 2012

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Tha · January 14, 2011
Charles · January 03, 2011

I will be traveling to japan and I would to know if there is any train closer to the library. Will they let me in to take a look or you have to be a student?

Connie Handscomb · October 15, 2010

Tama Art University Library - Japan http://j.mp/9lTJOa

Irina · September 11, 2010

This building has an ephemeral quality despite the use of concrete, filled with light and air. The large amount of surface area given way to windows that gaze out into the landscape creates the dialouge between the natural and man-made. Coupled with the austere association that we have with concrete, this makes for an fascinating dualism. The focus here is peripheral, almost as if the architecture is asking you to step out of it - visually at least. At first the arches do seem misplaced, but the way in which they meet the floor slab, almost at a point, makes the structure appear to be extremely light and reinforces the concept of weightlessness that seems to be carried out through-out.
The bareness is appropriate for a library, which contains the knowledge collected from books and eventually, the landscape beyond the architecture.

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fern · February 10, 2010

Wow, this is beautiful. I love how the massiveness of the concrete is brought down by to the tiny bases of the arches.

nmnmnm · January 07, 2010

the window design and glossy surfaces furniture may produce glare.

cheap · November 11, 2009

Hello!

Tuf-Pak · July 15, 2009

Jeff,

I agree...such an strikingly peaceful space. Although the crisp purple sky doesn't hurt.

Atmospheric conditions notwithstanding, the dude is a soft-genius, all the technical sophistication of the "Swiss F#ckers", and a sense of humor to boot!

postmaster veed · July 03, 2009

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Jeff · June 19, 2009

Seems like some of you are missing the point. You don't see magnificent interiors like this very often, because someone is always overdoing it. There's an elegant (and I presume cost-effective) simplicity here -- light and air -- with some simple, classic forms in concrete and reflected light. Beautiful photos. Wow, I envy those students, having a space like that to lift their minds while they study.

Anne Guégan · May 31, 2009

Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan - http://shar.es/3oqD

me · May 23, 2009

new meets old, tghen they marry and live happily ever after...
exellent work

randhir · May 22, 2009

interesting juxtaposition with the neimeyer interview right after.

Dan · May 22, 2009

I feel the interior spaces are far more successful than the ezterior aspect of the building!

Shropshire Architect · May 22, 2009

A great set of images and a wonderful building. The library is clearly given a celebrated and elevated status by the church like celing and arches.

rick · May 22, 2009

Perfect

ms · May 22, 2009

BTW you really have to look at the construction quality of this building

ms · May 22, 2009

I believe its because of the complex computer created poorly constructed designs of architects like Zaha when I see work like this its refreshing.

casiotimex · May 22, 2009

looks like something that designed by louis khan.. nice!

Mr. Cheap · May 22, 2009

It is interesting to see ito's work. This one, could have been made by some swiss fuckers, but it comes from ito. Very simple, honest materials and low key detailing. At the same time, however, ito is doing all kinds of crazy shit, double curved this , loft that and so on. What I really like about ito, is that his works seem to all be about wanting to do research, rather than conforming to a specific culture of architecture. He seems to follow fe rules. Look into his proposals for lost competitions and you will se one amazing span of ideas and thoughts about architecture.

Claudine Barry · May 21, 2009

Tama Art University Library in Tokyo : http://tinyurl.com/poju9d

mn x · May 21, 2009

tis beautiful indeed...

to all you doubters and haters....bite me

zaha hadid....likewise

Dustin · May 21, 2009

Beautiful.

Bo Lucki · May 21, 2009

It’s hard to believe that the Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium and this “thing” came from the same shop… applying contemporary architectural beauty standards, this space is simply out of proportions and… ugly. Having said that, I have to admit that “it” will likely satisfy tastes of some architecture critics… I am wondering about the interior acoustic quality.

Jubair Siddeeuqe · May 21, 2009

i accept this place as a store of books, but a library? no. because theres lot of distraction by the large open windows into the exterior. Perhaps Zaha Hadid's reject design for a European university (don't remember exactly which one) was better than this in both design and architecture

Bo Lucki · May 21, 2009

What is this: "Your comment is awaiting moderation"????

Bo Lucki · May 21, 2009

It’s hard to believe that the Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium and this “thing” came from the same shop… applying contemporary architectural beauty standards, this space is simply out of proportions and… ugly. Having said that, I have to admit that “it” will likely satisfy tastes of some architecture critics… de gustibus non disputandum est… I am wondering about the interior acoustic quality.

mn x · May 21, 2009

timeless... respekkk mr. ito

Nick · May 21, 2009

Revival of the modern Gothic??

Bo Lucki · May 21, 2009

It's hard to believe that the Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium and this "thing" came from the same shop... applying contemporary architectural beauty standards, this space is simply out of proportions and... ugly. Having said that, I have to admit that "it" will likely satisfy tastes of some architecture critics... de gustibus non disputandum est... I am wondering about the interior acoustic quality.

jrostar · May 21, 2009

Impressive Concrete Work! RT @archdaily: Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan: http://tinyurl.com/pmnwoq

Balkan · May 21, 2009

Although I love the architect there is something about this arcs that create the space that bothers me.

hidenori...k · May 21, 2009

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christos · May 21, 2009

excelent work, real architecure, a masterpiece, minimum materials maximum everlasting effect, this building will never age, "styles" will come and go but traditional typologies will always be there, fresh as new, weel- done to the architect!!

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