项目名称 Project Name ：武藏野艺术大学图书馆 / Musashino Art University Museum & Library
参展机构 Company : 藤本壮介建筑设计事务所 / Sou Fujimoto Architects
客户 Client ：武藏野艺术大学图书馆 / Musashino Art University Museum & Library
创作年份 Year ：2010
设计师 Designer ：藤本壮介建筑设计事务所 / Sou Fujimoto Architects
摄影 Photographer ：Daici Ano
This project is a new library for one of the distinguished art universities in Japan. It involves designing a new library building and refurbishing the existing building into an art gallery, which will ultimately create a new integration of the Library and the Art Gallery.
Problem Statement and Project Solution
Investigation and exploration are two apparent contradictions inherent in the design of libraries. Investigation is, by definition, a systematic spatial arrangement for the purpose of finding specific books. Even in the age of Google, the experience of searching for books within the library is marked by the order and arrangement of the physical volume of books. The opposing concept to Investigation is the notion of Exploration. The significance of library experience is also in discoveries the space engender to the users. One encounters the space as constantly renewed and transforming, discovers undefined relationships, and gains inspiration from unfamiliar fields.To achieve the coexistence of the two concepts, spatial and configuration logics beyond mere systematics is employed.
Here, the two apparent contradictions inherent in libraries are allowed to coexist by the form of spiral possessing two antinomic movements of radial path and rotational movement. The rotational， polar configuration achieves investigation, and the numerous layers through the radial apertures engender the notion of Exploration through an infinite depth of books.One can faintly recognize the entirety of library and at the same time imagine that there are unknown spaces which are rendered constantly imperceptible.
Creation Process & Result
The project described hereinafter is the plan of the new library which sits within the first phase of the total development.
Acting as a huge ark, a total of 200,000 units, of which 100,000 will be out in an open-archive, while the other half within closed-archive, rests within this double-storey library of 6,500 ㎡ in floor area.
How does the project reflect the exhibition theme ‘Cultural Bay Area • Humanistic Design’？
Library made from bookshelves .
When I thought of the elements which compose an ultimate library, they became books, bookshelves, light and the place. I imagined a place encircled by a single bookshelf in the form of a spiral. The infinite spiral itself is the library.
9m high wall has large holes for each layer which makes infinite book forest.
The spiral bookshelf expands into the exterior wall, allowing the exterior of the building to present the same elements -- all is composed of bookshelves.When I saw the huge bookshelf in a the university landscape book, I thought it seems like a library and was surprised by its simplicity.
The library is really like the libray and the simplest.