Kait-Kobo designed by Junya Ishigami

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami already has an impressive career for his age (33 years old). After working at Kazuyo Sejima & Associates between 2000 – 2004, he established his own company. He works as a product designer, too, and his products “low chair” and ” round table” were acquired by Pompidou center in Paris.

His latest project is “Kait-Kobo”, which is a part of Kanagawa institute of technology. You can see so many columns outside of the building through the large windows. These columns are randomly located and when you stand inside you feel as if you are surrounded by trees. There is no single pattern and all the columns are different. They are also facing different directions….some are narrow while others are wide. Technically speaking, each column is precisely located and if you moved even 1 column, that would affect the other 304 columns.

“Kait-Kobo” is a place where all kinds of students get together and work as they wish. The intention of the architect was to build a place that would excite students who are interested in creating things.




photos via: http://kenplatz.nikkeibp.co.jp

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