One of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in a while, the Musashino Art University Museum & Library proposes a new relation between the user and the books, surrounded and sheltered by them. We had the chance to ask Sou Fujimoto about the challenge of designing this program in the information age, as you can see on the above video.
More info after the break:
Architects: Liu Chongxiao
Location: Guilin, China
Design group: Beijing Tong he Shan zhi Landscape Design Co.
Project team: Liu Chongxiao, He Rong, Wu Xi, Ren Sijie
Planning team: Jiang Bo, Mo Keli, Wang Chao
Project area: 627 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Deng Xixun, Liu Chongxiao, He Rong, Song Yan
Architects: Nex Architecture / Alan Dempsey, Paul Loh, Michal Piasecki, Tomasz Starczewski, James Chung
Location: London, United Kingdom
Client: The London Times, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Collaborators: Marcus Barnett Landscape Design, Buro Happold Engineering
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Nex Architecture