Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Once again, Iwan Baan shared with us another impresive photoset. This time, we are presenting the Tama Art University Library in , Japan, by .

Cite: "Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan" 17 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=22711>
  • christos

    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!!

  • http://twitter.com/flatg39/status/1870157704 hidenori…k

    Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan – http://shar.es/1e3n

  • Balkan

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

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  • Bo Lucki

    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.

  • Nick

    Revival of the modern Gothic??

  • mn x

    timeless… respekkk mr. ito

  • Bo Lucki

    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.

  • Bo Lucki

    What is this: “Your comment is awaiting moderation”????

  • Jubair Siddeeuqe

    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

    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.

  • Dustin

    Beautiful.

  • mn x

    tis beautiful indeed…

    to all you doubters and haters….bite me

    zaha hadid….likewise

  • http://twitter.com/claudinebarry/status/1873186810 Claudine Barry

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

  • Mr. Cheap

    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.

  • casiotimex

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

  • ms

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

  • ms

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

  • rick

    Perfect

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  • http://www.workology.com/members/MatthewFranklin71.aspx Shropshire Architect

    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.

  • Dan

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

  • randhir

    interesting juxtaposition with the neimeyer interview right after.

  • me

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

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  • http://twitter.com/vocivelo/status/1975301975 Anne Guégan

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  • Jeff

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/postmasterveed/status/2453121588 postmaster veed

    Bibliothèque : http://bit.ly/qWjg8

  • Tuf-Pak

    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!