Kait Workshop by Junya Ishigami Architects

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Photographer Edmund Sumner has sent us these photographs of the Kait workshop at Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan by Junya Ishigami Architects.

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The building consists of 305 steel columns surrounded by glass.

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The workshop is used by engineering and design students of the Institute of Technology alongside members of the community.

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  • Theo

    Stunning.

  • http://www.grayscalerecords.com Scott

    It’s beautiful. Where is the HVAC system? I would imagine that keeping the space warm or cool enough would be difficult. It doesn’t look like any of the glass is operable, either.

  • cm

    i really enjoy the freedom in the floorplan and facade. the experience of this workspace must be incredible but can anyone imagine the acoustics and the indoor climate.

  • leandro locsin

    internal climate ?

  • poster

    i really like it
    at least it deals with materials, light, space… and it is not another blurb

  • edward

    Despite the questions of practicality. it’s refreshing to see a pristine rectangular prism after all the dodgy indeterminate shapes.

  • bioz

    IT MOST BE VERY HOT IN THERE , AND I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER WITH MORE PLANTS INSIDE

  • charles

    absolutely mesmerizing.

  • pilar

    it looks like a design greenhouse :)

  • Edmund Sumner

    Hi Regarding internal climate

    it was actually quite cool when I was shooting it

    It does have some large air conditioning units hidden away

    not the most enviromental solution but seems to work

    Edmund

  • rodger

    exquisite.

  • Zenza

    I approve of this! :D

  • Jerry

    woking under the sunshine is not a good idea for the eyes

  • http://www.architectonica.ca Dariusz

    wow.. so many columns to work around.. kinda ok.. nothing that special.. is there are “most minimal” race that I don’t know about?

  • Aury

    speechless. I love the attention of the detail in the corners. Buetifully designed, but like so many of you, cant help but feel that it is going to be roasting!!

  • Filip Remplakowski

    What most people don’t know is that each one of those columns are unique and that when you move around them the visibility through the space changes… from a clearer exposed space towards one with greater density. They have a great engineer to help realise their concepts.

  • hector

    For those who think that this building is technically and structurally well designed, please read this article (it is in spanish but google translator will help).
    It seems that we are going too far in making simple and easy things, too complicated .

    http://www.arquitecturaviva.com/Cms/Items/ItemDetail.aspx?ID=1881