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- Spiral of Life: The Musashino Art University Museum & Library
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- Musashino Art University
- Sou Fujimoto
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 December ; 75 4 : — Ito places his own name in the largest circle, at the center.
Spiral of Life: The Musashino Art University Museum & Library
The microcosm of intellectual endeavor represented by the British Museum Reading Room envelopes one in a myriad of tomes, exuding an air of omniscience, of complete possession. Yet by perhaps contradictorily suggesting that the realm of books is infinite, impossible to read in its entirety, such spaces also inspire a sense of awe in the face of the sublime. If the Musashino Art University Library's shelves were similarly filled to the brim, they would no doubt provoke a similar reaction.
However, this does not seem likely to happen. As Fujimoto himself says, the shelves may eventuaily fill with books, or they may be used to display works of art or other creative installations -or they may be left empty, the blank space "hinting at the infinite expansion of information into realms that transcend the medium of the book.
The empty shelves serve as a tacit suggestion, a presentiment of future possibilities, of what may happen. In playing this role they, too, are an essential component of the library. To enhance this symbolic space, the stacks for books in storage are tucked away out of sight in the basement or on the first floor.
The spiraling library opens itself up not only in space but also in time, into the future. In his lectures at Tokyo University of the Arts, the late anatomist Shigeo Miki often declared that "the vortex is the root of the cosmos. Perhaps a spiral library embodies the very "shape of life" that Miki intuited, one of the archetypal patterns posited by Goethe.
Fujimoto also refers to his library as a "forest of books" -a sprawling aggregate lifeform composed of many diverse but interdependent organisms.
Fujimoto's library is not, however, merely an architectural construction of cleverly placed signs, fixtures and other attractive details. The books, the chairs and other furnishings, the terminals that access the Internet and a digital archive of rare books, and of course the users -all of these are integral, life-sustaining components of the "forest.
Seamlessly linked to the outside world, open to the comings and goings of diverse elements, it is a space that both comforts and liberates. This is a library that breathes. Fujimoto's desire to create "a place that is neither inside nor outside" -where the distinction between interior and exterior is intentionally blurred -appears to have been realized in this library. The exception, of course, is the entrance -the one point where the interior-exterior boundary cannot be ignored.
In the context of the architect's overall emphasis on visual continuity, the entry corridor appears inordinately narrow. Though inevitable insofar as the book-loaning function of a library necessitates strict monitoring of all comings and goings, the effect Is to exaggerate the presence thereof the building's boundary.
A "place that is neither inside nor outside" is, in short, a place where information flows freely. The vortex generated inside the library expands infinitely, invisibly. In a sense, the entrance to this structure represents a transition point between the age of the printed book and the age of digital information.
Through his spiral structure, Fujimoto has created a spatial model of a repository of knowledge, a microcosm of the intellect, that eminently suits the era we live inprecisely because it embraces the faultline between old and new. Translated by Alan Gleason. Related Papers. By Joe Larkings.
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The celebrated project redefines a new relationship between the user, books, and nature. 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 domain encased within the infinite spiral itself is the library. This project is a new library for one of the distinguished art universities in Japan.
ones prevents the atmosphere from growing oppressive in the manner of the grand reading rooms that enclose visitors with books on all sides. Inevitably, one.
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The massing of the two-storey library at Musashino Art University is composed entirely from the shelves, which will hold the books. 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.
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Fujimoto approached a competition for the library of Musashino Art University with the concept of a single spiraling bookcase that would become a building. He wanted to create a place that would have the atmosphere of a traditional reading room. We live in a time when information is becoming more digital and interactions are becoming more virtual. However, there still exists the very necessary physical aspect of our lives. With the addition of the new library, the old structure was converted into a museum.
Игра в шарады закончилась. Дело принимает совсем дурной оборот. - Итак, кольцо взял немец. - Верно. - Куда он делся. - Понятия не имею. Я побежал позвонить в полицию.
Беккер остановился перед зеркалом и тяжело вздохнул.
Поблагодарил меня за то, что я решил позвонить. - Он лжет, - фыркнула Мидж. - Я два года проверяю отчеты шифровалки. У них всегда все было в полном порядке. - Все когда-то бывает в первый раз, - бесстрастно ответил Бринкерхофф.
В ушах у нее раздавался непрекращающийся звон, а все тело словно онемело. Хаос, царивший в комнате оперативного управления, воспринимался ею как отдаленный гул. Люди на подиуме не отрываясь смотрели на экран.
Черт возьми. Я совсем забыл, что электричество вырубилось.