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 , , by Toyo Ito.

Cite: "Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan" 17 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=22711>

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    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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    tis beautiful indeed…

    to all you doubters and haters….bite me

    zaha hadid….likewise

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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    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!

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