Taketa City Library / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

Curated by Hana Abdel
LIBRARY, PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE • TAKETA, JAPAN
Architects : Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Area : 1550 m²
Year : 2017
Photographs : Toshiyuki Yano
Structure : Fir Architects
Electrical : AES Design
Architect : Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Environment : Arup
Furniture : Yasushi Fujimori Atelier
Lighting : Izumi Okayasu
Signage : High Mountain
Textile : Yoko Ando
Exterior : Studio Terra
Art : Naoko Sekine
City : Taketa
Country : Japan

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Textual content description offered by the architects. Open the citadel city.

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Taketa Metropolis in Oita Prefecture has a inhabitants of about 20,000, on the middle of Kyushu and bordering on Kumamoto Prefecture. The middle of town is a citadel city surrounded by mountains on all sides, and it nonetheless retains the distinctive ambiance by the city divisions and the width of streets.

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Nonetheless, there are few folks strolling round within the metropolis, and town is making an attempt to beat this example by selling* “Citadel City Revitalization venture”, and the spearhead of the venture was the rebuilding of the library. The plan makes use of a gabled roof and white partitions by contemplating affinity to the panorama of the citadel city, and performs a “division of the roof” and a “Separation of the roof and the wall”. We tried to include the citadel city’s surroundings of sunshine, wind, and panorama into the architecture by means of the gaps that have been created.

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The inside of the building is a linked area with a big quantity, and the e-book stacks characterizes every area. The e-book stacks are gently curving across the library like water and wind currents. The association was impressed by the concept of incorporating the circulate of wind within the architecture, which flows in a sure course all year long.

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The e-book stacks encourage guests to maneuver round, and the varied heights of the stacks create an area that’s applicable to the situation. We tried to create attribute area, for instance, the south open stacks like a brilliant plain, the north open stacks like a quiet forest, and the second ground open stacks like an intimate cave. There isn’t a additional growth of the citadel city, and panorama components equivalent to city divisions, avenue widths, roofs and partitions usually are not going to alter.

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This frequent sound of unchanging is the essence of this city. On prime of that, it makes the positioning opened throughout the city divisions and makes the roof and partitions opened to attract within the surroundings of the citadel city, and supply the mandatory tools to encourage folks’s motion. It’s the opening of the citadel city from the “unchanging order” that it possesses. We’ve a sense that the brand new city goes to start out.