Columns of Books

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Type: Private House

Location: Tokyo

Collaborators: TANK

Principal Architects: Yoshitaka Uchino

Architects: Mana Muraki

Size: 110m2

Status: Completed

Award: 2016 Runner-up A'Design Award Italy



This is a renovation project in the 1st floor of a house.

The owner has lots of books,so she wants to make bookshelves to accomodate these books.

Also the owner wants a living space which softly divide it from kitchen.

How we design bookshelves for those books was our main design theme.


YDS Architects designed bookshelves like a 'column of books' and placed them arc-shaped.

These bookshelves are like louvers,and they would softly divide the living space and kitchen.


At nights,these bookshelves play a role of lighting equipments,and they illuminate the rooms.

New scene came into being in this house by designing and expanding the means of bookshelves.


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