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Setsunan University Hirakata / Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc

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© Daici Ano

Architects: Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc Location: Yawata city, Kyoto, Japan Architect In Charge: Kou Ohashi Project Team: Tsutomu Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Taniguchi, Kou Ohashi, Hiroyuki Nagaoka, Hiroki Tanaka, Toshihiko Sawamura, Mitsuo Ichikawa Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 3,069.88 sqm Photographs: Daici Ano

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© Daici Ano
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© Daici Ano

 

A university is a place where people gather. We wanted make architecture by gathering the rooms as they respond to the way that people gather stay and move. And by this way create a place that is lively and provides various ways of behavior.

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© Daici Ano

By piling up rooms so that space are left between them, we have created a void that connects in various directions. The void is connected to the interior just as verandas are often seen in traditional Japanese architecture. (Japan is a place where 2/3 of the year is pleasant to stay outdoors.)

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The void takes in the changing elements around it such as the scenery, people, weather and so on. The void is also made as a passage for the students. So the moving and staying students do not only enjoy the changing environment of the void but become one of the changing elements as well.

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© Daici Ano

First Floor Plan 01
First Floor Plan 01
Cite:Javier Gaete. "Setsunan University Hirakata / Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc" 23 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/265372/setsunan-university-hirakata-ishimoto-architectural/>