TAKENAKA CARPENTRY TOOLS MUSEUM
The design for this project focuses on the theme “connecting people and nature, connecting tradition and innovation.” The architecture itself becomes a manifestation of the skills and spirit of craftsman that can be passed on to future generations. Visitors can feel the spirits through the interaction with real, built things.
KOBE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL HARMONIE HALL
This building is a wood structural framed gymnasium in concert with the surrounding environment. The Kobe International Junior High School and Senior High School Harmonie Hall was based on an idea of a clear and open axial plan utilizing concrete and wood to respond to the campus’ history while creating a new relationship with the natural landscape. Harmonie Hall is an ancillary facility that includes a gymnasium that can be used as both a basketball court and an auditorium. Functionally, gyms tend to be enclosed spaces removed from their surrounding environment, but this time, by utilizing a wood structural frame, the building is in concert with the vibrant local environment as much as possible.
WiL Women's inspirational Library
Fukui Bank is willing to support women who work in Fukui because the dual income ratio in Fukui is the highest in Japan. In this place, women can find interesting books divided according to their life stages, and get some information of their interests and solutions to their problems. The design intent of this big table is that each woman can find their own favorite spaces to relax, read them, talk with their friends, take part in some workshops, while they can feel the bonds of friendship by spending their time on only one table.
This chair is used both as a dinnig one and as a personal one. The seat is made of rattan to provide confortable elasticity and excellent breathability. The arms have a sophisticated shape to have a carefree time. The weight is light to carry. The size is arranged to stow the chair under the desk and have no feeling of oppression. This chair proposes a new way to eat and relax in a house.