KAIT Kobo | Junya Ishigami

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Junya Ishigami designed the KAIT kobo at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology recently. It appears to be a pavillion but is in fact a studio/ workspace. The whole facade is made entierly out of glass that is supported and attached to flat glass ‘columns’; together with the thin roof they give the building an extreme feeling of lightness. The thin steel columns inside offer the building support and give the interior a nice, clean airy look. The studio has more than enough natural light throughout the day comming through the glass facade as well as through the roof windows. The space appears to be empety with only a few tables, workspaces and flower pots. I personally am not feeling the wooden furniture nor the flower pots as they seem a bit random. I hate to nag, greenery is very welcome in a warehouse-like space, but I think that H&deM made it way funkier in their (not yet built) Miami Art Museum. But all in all, very elegant!

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(via: dezain, photo source: miru-kenchiku)

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4 Responses to “KAIT Kobo | Junya Ishigami”


  1. 1 mduduzi maseko August 19, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I think Junya Ishigami is the future of architecture and all of his work is breathtaking, especially the thin table and the Institute of Technology. I am an architecture student in South Africa as well and he is one of the people I look up to. Maybe someday I might work on a project along side him. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. 2 FATT! December 11, 2009 at 7:15 am

    i really luv this project…bravo! junya!!

  3. 3 wai January 14, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I love him too. He was speaking at a conference in Zagreb (Croatia) in October, basically presenting his work. I loved it all, I really like the store in Manhattan too. I love it how he’s able to take a special, small kind of weirdly shaped space and makes them into something beautiful. I look forward to seing what he’ll do next.

  4. 4 Exotic Landscape Designers August 21, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on garden design. Regards


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