Sabtu, 27 Februari 2010

Sendai Mediatheque, Aoba-ku Sendai Japan

Toyo Ito designed the Sendai City Library in Japan, completed in 2001. Columns of steel tubes lattice up through thin 16 inch concrete slabs. This device allows visual connection as well as circulation devices. The lighting scheme punctuates the circular vertical.

The exterior walls are transparent with a glass depth. Program is fit into this scheme with areas defined by public and private spaces. The visual character of each spaces gleams across the interior and out to the public city space.

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Toyo Ito @ Yahoo! Video

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