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Akitoshi KIMURA Architecture Portfolio 2016

kim15kunmh.u@gmail.com Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan


CURRICULUM VITAE

Akitoshi KIMURA Nowadays, constructing architecture means destroying environment and history. In the chaos of times and objects, architect has to design contemporary architectures while thinking what is actually essential in its place. And also, I think architecture has to make people aware of something important in their everyday lives. Thinking thus, I want to be an architect who can respect the people, history and environment in the near future. I will contribute to the lives of people with my architecture.

E-MAIL PHONE DAY OF BIRTH BIRTHPLACE EDUCATION

kim15kunmh.u@gmail.com 6/1/1993 Kyoto, Japan Apr.2015 ~ Kyoto Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture, Matsukuma Lab. Apr.2011 ~ Mar.2015 University of Hyogo, Environmental Design-Course, Mitamura Lab.

INTERNSHIPS

May.2015 ~ Kazuya Morita Architect Office, Kyoto Mar.2014 ~ Apr.2014 Akihisa Hirata Architecture office, Tokyo Sep.2013 Jun Setomoto & architects co. , Kobe city Feb.2012 ~ Mar.2015 Katsuyuki Yamada architect office, Himeji city

SCHOLARSHIPS

Sep.2016 ~ Aug.2017 TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program - National Scholarship Apr.2013 ~ Mar.2015 Nakayama Foundation Scholarship Apr.2013 ~ Mar.2018 Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship

THESES

Sep.2015 ~ JUL.2016 Study of the project "construction and conservation" in Narabigaoka by Tomoya Masuda Apr.2014 ~ Apr.2015 Study of the architectural conversion in Wien, Austria Apr.2013 ~ Mar.2014 Study of Frank O Gehry's design process - the analysis of his sketches in Bilbao Guggenheim Museum

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AWARDS

SKILLS

Mar.2016 Best70, Design Review 2016

VectorWorks Auto CAD

Nov.2015 11th Prize, Design Competition Reorganizing Histrical Space2015

Jw_cad

Oct.2015 Silver Prize, The 31th Busan International Architecture Competition

Rhinoceros

Mar.2015 Highest point of architect-Hajime Yatsuka, Best20, Diploma×Kyoto'15(Western Japan Diploma Contest)

SU Podium

Google SketchUp kerkythea Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop

Feb.2015 2nd Prize, Diploma in University of Hyogo

Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office

May.2014 1st Prize, NEXTA'14(Western Japan Contest)

iWork Model-making

Oct.2013 Best100, Japan Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award 2013 Sep.2013 Nominate, The 29th Busan International Architecture Competition

ACTIVITIES

INTERNSHIPS

AWARDS

Sep.2014~Oct.2014 Architectural conversion research trip in Czech, Austria, Germany

11th Prize Design Competition Reorganizing Histrical Space 2015

Apr.2012~Mar.2014 Tree House Project, Representative(Apr.2013~Mar.2014) Apr.2012~Mar.2015 Himeji Machiya renovation school

1st Prize NEXTA'14

Apr.2013~Sep.2013 Enactus(National competition of regional contribution) Presenter, 2nd Prize

HOBBY

Journey, Camera, Soccer, Snowboarding, Reading, Cooking ...etc

QUALIFICATION

TOEIC: 695 points

Silver Prize The 31th Busan International Architecture Competition

ACTIVITIES

Working views

Conversion research trip in Czech

Self-build Treehouse

Awards ceremony Enactus 2013

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INDEX

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P6

Restructuring of Urban Garden Space

P22

Constructing Invisible Scenery by Deconstructing Architecture

P32

Split Library

P38

Layered Slabs Museum

An architectural path in a natural principle

The proposal of DEMOLITION PROCESS of a modernism architecture

The conversion into present-day architecture

Extraordinary-in-Oridnary laminated architecture


P44

Nesting Memories

P46

Weaved Lives

Self窶身rowth architecture with times

Architecture like a "fabric"

P48

Model Project

P50

Exhibition Planning

Chishaku-in Buddhist Hall

THE PROLIFIC WORLD of TOGO MURANO

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PROJECT 1

Master Project in Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2016

Restructuring of Urban Garden Space

An architectural path in a natural principle Design Project set by Jun Aoki Critiqued by GIGON & GUYER

AWARD

Best70, Design Review2016

BUILDING TYPE

Approach space

CONCEPT

Modernization of existing elements

SITE

Murin-an Garden, Okazaki, Kyoto city

DATE

March, 2016

PRESENTATION

Vectorworks, Sketchup, kerkythea, Photoshop etc. 6

Present Murin-an Garden


120 years ago, Murin-an garden was created with nature; water, earth, sunlight, vegetation. It has had authentic power of nature and healed human beings as naturalism Japanese garden. However, people today have lost sensitive eyes for what is essential. This makes people experience only superficial beauty in this garden. The project is the proposal of the architecture which give people intuition and sensitivity on their way to Murin-an garden. When people arrive at the garden, they see and feel pure nature while thinking about their beings and what is truly precious for their urban lives. 7


■ Murin-an Garden

In 1896, Murin-an garden was created beside the second house of Aritomo Yamagata who was the elder statesman in the Eastern Kyoto city. Garden was made by Jihei Ogawa VII ,who was the pioneer of Japanese modern garden, and said to be "NATURALISM Japanese garden". After Aritomo's death, Murin-an was designated as National Scenic Beauty in 1951 and has been a famous sightseeing spot.

■ Naturalism Garden

Murin-an garden is considered to be the Naturalism garden which consist of pure natural elements with no extra metaphorical expressions, different from typical Japanese garden in the past.

Lake Biwa Canal

Murin-an

Living Water

Taking in the water of Lake Biwa Canal for garden elements. There are various behaviours of water.

Various Vegetations

Using various kinds of vegetations which show the variable spectacle of nature between seasons.

■ "Flowing" from Lake Biwa

In 1890, Lake Biwa canal was constructed in order to develop industry of Kyoto by water supply. Murin-an was constructed soon after the completion of Lake Biwa canal. In this time, the water from Lake Biwa was adopted for significant naturalism element which express the "Flowing" by the force of gravity.

Shiga Prefecture al

Kyoto Prefecture e Lak

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Can a Biw

Lake Biwa


PRESENT CONDITION Today, original building is visited as sightseeing spot.

Garden is also visited just for sightseeing. And present-people lost sensitive eyes. So they can see only superficial beauty in garden.

The nature of garden couldn't show its power to such people. Thus Murin-an is regrettable to be left just as it is in contemporary city.

PROPOSAL An architecture which join urban to garden directly. It stimulates sensibility by its sequence of intuitive sceneries and pure natural elements.

Thanks to experiences through the architecture, people can visit garden with pure minds.

Murin-an garden can support people with its power of nature and be a significant place for this area as contemporary Japanese garden.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

In order to re-edit Murin-an garden and to repair its power as present urban garden, I design approach space along the mud wall which is the border between urban and garden. Sequence with detail design, which respect the relationships of new and old materials, makes people feel nothing but the meanings of nature and themselves.

MATERIALITY

In the project, I use mainly corten steel as architectural element. Corten steel oxidizes and gains a patina over time. It will let architecture blend into nature. On the other hand, corten steel emphasises the natural materials with visual and tactile sensation. With this nuance in the treatment of corten steel and others, it is impossible to understand the micro-context of Murin-an garden in relationship to the use and placement.

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Garden

10

9

8

7

6

10

Section C-C'

10

9

Section B-B'


5

4

3

1

2

Urban

1 2 8

7

6

5

4

3 10

Section A-A'

5

20

0m

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B'

C

C'

A'

A B ENT

N 12 Master plan

10 20

5 0m


At the corner of the wall surrounding the Murin-an, there is a small entrance which leads into the covered path.

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Urban

1,350

2,250

corten steel floor Urban

black plaster wall Garden

Corten steel beside the earth

Corten steel on the grass

1. Go ahead on the covered path with the help of soft light following down the roof. 14

Original back door for picture window

Section-2 S=1:100

Section-1 S=1:100

Soft light through the rafters

Garden earth corten steel

wooden roof

existing wall

2,550

glass window

3,450

wooden roof

2. The big picture window shows the chaotic urban scenery at eye level. Then, go under the ground while feeling going away from the urban.


3. The water of Lake Biwa canal falls down from the urban side. After the water is pooled in the basin of waterfall, one runs down through the water path ahead, the other is pumped up onto the garden.

4. There are the full of water's sound and slit sunlight. Go down with them toward the lowest place along the water flow.

existing wall wooden roof Waterfall of urban water

Steppingstones for crossing the water basin

Slit-sunlight Garden

Urban

to garden-river 4,100

corten steel

water port

Water path water pump steppingstones

Pumping water up onto the garden

Original pump from urban to the river of Murin-an

Section-3 S=1:100

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5. The bottom of the architecture. The elements of Murin-an garden (water, sunlight, tree, earth) gather in this space. It makes people be sure of the existence of another world with a natural principle.

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garden-trees existing wall Skylight cutting green out

skylight

Garden

Urban

Downpour of light on the underground earth

water exit

to the next water junction

4,600

4,700

corten steel wall

earthy bottom

Section-5 S=1:100 Water junction and exit to urban underground

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Sky and Green through skylight

Skylight along the wall of earth

6. There is the full smell of watery earth. And the sunlight and the Green are showering down in this room. They show the state which another world is supported by earth.

Earth with slit corten steel

Corten steel pedestrian bridge on the flowing water

existing wall

garden-trees Garden

Urban corten steel beam

skylight

corten steel wall 4,350

earthy wall to the next water basin corten steel bridge

slit-corten steel floor

7. Go forward against water flowing slowly ,with the sound and smell of water. It reminds people of the importance of water for another world, and for our everyday world too. 18

Section-6,7 S=1:100


9. Big skylight show the framed pure sky. People feels the magnificence of the universe where they live.

Framed sky with corten steel roof

The waterfall flowing down from garden

Flowing water on one's feet on stairs

Original exit of garden water

existing wall

corten steel facade Garden

skylight 3,450

Urban

corten steel wall from garden-river

corten steel stairs

8. Go up the stairs against the flowing down water from garden.

flowing water

Section-8 S=1:100

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Garden

3,400

1,725

same size opening as original window

borrowed scenery

corten steel tunnel Garden

earthy upslope

10. Go up through the corten steel tunnel toward the green light. There would be the best view point for borrowed scenery.

To the Murin-an Garden. People will experience nature with their pure minds and know what is precious for their lives.

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Original Borrowed scenery

Section-10 S=1:100


In the project, architecture brings the existing elements into prominence in present city. It helps people to cultivate their own minds with realizing what is precious. 21


PROJECT 2

Diploma Project in University of Hyogo in 2015

Constructing Invisible Scenery by Deconstructing Architecture The proposal of DEMOLITION PROCESS of a modernism architecture

AWARDS

Silver Prize, The 31th Busan International Architecture Competition  11th Prize, Design Competition Reorganizing Historical Space2015 2nd Prize, Diploma Contest in University of Hyogo   

Highest point of architect-Hajime Yatsuka, Best 20 ,Diploma×Kyoto'15(Western Japan Diploma Contest) Presentation, in the Seminar of Japan Institute of Architects

BUILDING TYPE

Temporary architecture

CONCEPT

The way of demolishing of Modernism architecture

SITE

Yamanouchi water purification plant, Kyoto city

DATE

March, 2015

PRESENTATION

Sketchup,kerkythea etc. 22


50 years ago, one modernism architecture appeared with people's strong expectations. Even though, it has been a significant part of scenery with people's memories and sentiments since then, it will be demolished soon after service stop. If it disappeared suddenly, familiar and dear scenery would also disappear. The project is the proposal for demolition process of this architecture in order to keep and succeed to the people's memories and sentiments for this architecture as invisible scenery. 23


1966-CONSTRUCTION Late1900s, the growth of population in the western Kyoto caused the expansion of water demand. In this situation, Yamanouchi water purification plant was planned as the core of this scheme to support the lives of people. In 1966, while many people waited eagerly for, this architecture was constructed with their strong expectations, and made the strong memory in this city at that time.

1966~2013-ACTIVE After completion of this architecture in 1966, it became the symbol of this city with its unique forms and faรงades. And also, it continued to support the people for about 50 years and stayed in people's hearts. With their memories and sentiments, it became a significant part of scenery in this city.

YAMANOUCHI WATER PURIFICATION PLANT One of the most famous modernism architecture in Japan, designed by Tomoya Masuda in 1966. 24


2013-DEMOLITION However,soon after the supply of water stopped in 2013, this architecture was destroyed in a flash without any connection with people in reality. By this demolition, the scenery and memories were also lost in their minds.

PROPOSAL

-DEMOLITION PROCESS-

APPROACH

How should we have treated Yamanouchi water purification plant ? I considered about this with the help of Tomoya Masuda's architectural thought.

In the project, with the temporary architecture, I will create "Invisible Scenery" in peoples hearts through demolition process. In the process, the temporary architecture will support to create various memories and times to think what is precious in temporal time and space. After this experience in this process, people will be able to have beautiful views for the future city.

An ambiguity between CONSTRUCTION and DESTRUCTION We can understand that "to destroy is irreversible, strong change of condition". -It means that it is possible to understand that to construction is same as to destroy. Oct.1970 Something which should be kept Something which should be kept is something which is impossible

to be lost in our minds, like the SCENERY or identity of our town. May.1966 SCENERY means... I mean SCENERY is the EYES which can distinguish what is precious. Tomoya Masuda: Designer of We shouldn't refer to the destruction of nature even though we neglect to have EYES. Yamanouchi water purification plant Jan.1973

What is precious is the invisible scenery created by memories and thoughts with Yamanouchi water purification plant. 25


PROCESS

2013

Significant architecture standing by people in this city. However, it is decided to be demolished in the near future.

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2015

Construct the temporary architecture which make existing buildings have temporal space like a park and viewing platform.

2018

Remove the existing buildings. As figure and ground reversal, void will come into being in exchange for existing buildings.

20XX

Temporary architecture will disappear. However, there will be invisible scenery with people's memories.


TEMPORARY DESIGN

Existing Building module 1200mm

Temporary Architecture module 1200mm Slope

Japanese cedar floorboard

Temporary Architecture module 1200mm Existing Building module 1200mm

2015

Void

2018

After removing only existing buildings, there are void space in the place where existing buildings was. Remaining temporary architecture emphasis the void and being of existing buildings.

I adopt the cubic lattice scaffold with the module of existing building,1200mm. Same module creates the space harmonized with existing building. And cubic lattice system shows significant spatial expressions which Tomoya Masuda needed for Japanese people, like semi-isolation, dim, geometrical and so on. By the construction of ramps and floorboards, the circulation and the place for the people would be created.

Elevation-2015

27 Elevation-2018


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In 2015, temporary architecture appears around Yamanouchi water purification plant. There are various temporary place where people stay. People visit here and make the joyful memories and times to think of this architecture and their city.

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In 2018, Yamanouchi water purification plant is demolished behind temporary architecture. This will create the void in exchange for existing buildings. This will make people feel sadness. However, this strong and vivid impression will make people think what is precious for their city.

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In the future, there is no visible architecture, but there are hearts. Through the special experience, people have special memories in their minds. Their memories will support the city and be succeeded to the future. Yamanouchi water purification plant will be here as invisible scenery. 31


PROJECT 3

The library built 30 years ago has a problem of book-stacks shortage, even though it is still fit for service.

Bachelor Project in University of Hyogo in 2014

My proposal is not only solving the issue currently facing, but also converting into contemporary library. This is the renovation project aimed at continuing to be used for a long time, by the space for present-day, which is harmonized with existing space ,with new material.

Split Library The conversion into present-day architecture

AWARDS

1st Prize, NEXTA'14(Western Japan) 1st Prize, in University of Hyogo

BUILDING TYPE

Renovation of Library

CONCEPT

New value by renovation architecture

SITE

Library of "University of Hyogo", Himeji city

DATE

May, 2014

PRESENTATION

Model, Vectorworks, Sketchup, Kerkythea etc. 32


TARGET: UNIVERSITY LIBRARY It built in the campus 30 years ago. It is used not only by students but also by citizen. Now, this library need to be expanded because of the shortage of stack and the growth of multimedia. By the analysis of spatial structure and features, I propose extension project which can change the use and building for present-day.

1. South external appearance 2. North external appearance 3. Rooftop 4. Newspaper area with void 5. Dark closed stack 6. Closed stack with void

University of Hyogo

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Diagram Extension Corten Steel Walls Add twelve corten steel walls with same span with existing columns.

Rooftop Indoor Public Area

Rooftop Open-Air Public Area

Open Terrace Open Stack-Void Area

Extension Slabs

Open Terrace

Add three slabs at the same levels with original. Public Path

Public Path

Closed Stack Room

Existing University Library Remove the unnecessary walls and windows.

SECTION A-A'

Rooftop Public Area

Rooftop Public Area

Various Media-Alcove Area

Open Stack-Void Area

Open Stack-Alcove Area

Void Central area

University Attached Kindergarten

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Closed Stack Room

Public-Alcove Area


A

2

B

1

B'

1

2

Main Building

2

A

4TH FLOOR PLAN

A'

Office Building

public path

A

picture book library 4

B

public area

atrium

B' B

B'

closed stack area

University Attached Kindergarten

1

office

1

3

2

Classroom Building

4

3RD FLOOR PLAN

A'

public path A

A'

Research Building

SITE PLAN

2F 1. central area 2. open stack area 3. selected book stack 4. desk area 5. carrel area 6. information area 7. multi media area 8. magazine area 9. newspaper area 10. open terrace

3F 1. open stack area 2. desk area 3. carrel area 4. open terrace

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B

B' 6

1 2

8

4F 1. rooftop indoor public area 2. rooftop open-air public area

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2ND FLOOR PLAN

2

3 5

4

10 A'

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LIBRARY AREA

People can feel both original and new materials. To adopt the multi-media in contemporary society, separate the library space into small alcove for flexible uses, with corten steel walls.

The open stacks with the original void 36


Public Area

Considering that community relations have become weakened, this library had better be used as community library in this city. I design many public spaces and reading areas which harmonize with existing building around library area. People come not only to read books but also to meet various people.

The open-air public area

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PROJECT 4

The project is the proposal of architecture by new style of composition.

Bachelor Project in University of Hyogo in 2013

The laminated architecture create unprecedented spaces. I design a museum which is Ordinary-Architecture without,Extraordinary-Architecture within. Outside of archtecture blend into landscape like a park, and inside is special space being filled with light. By producing an extraordinary space in the ordinary daily life, people can continue to have colorful lives.

Layered Slabs Museum Extraordinary-in-Oridnary laminated architecture

AWARDS

1st Prize, in University of Hyogo Best 100, Japan Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award 2013

BUILDING TYPE

Museum

CONCEPT

New style of architecture

SITE

Himeji city

DATE

September, 2013

PRESENTATION 38

AutoCAD


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Site: The corner of University in Himeji city, Hyogo Prefecture

This site is the point which gather the three element: daily life, education and sightseeing. In this place I propose a museum which support both ordinary and extraordinary.

Diagram Put a cube volume which satisfies the function and matches its surroundings.

Residential area University

University of Hyogo

Divide a cube volume into thin slabs to subdivide architectural element and to make its scale be for human.

Himeji castle

World heritage

Himeji castle

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Twist divided slabs by constant angle on each slabs to blend into landscape on its site.


By twisting the laminated slabs, there are the continuous level differences and the space under the eaves. This makes people come near and be comfortable around this architecture like a park. Even though this architecture have unique shape, its external form will blend into this city not as a building but as landscape architecture. ELEVATION

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FLOOR PLANS

Toilet 0-200mm

200-400mm

400-600mm

600-800mm

800-1000mm

1000-1200mm

1200-1400mm

1400-1600mm

1600-1800mm

1800-2000mm

Service Entrance

2200-2400mm

2400-2600mm

2600-2800mm

2800-3000mm

3000-3200mm

3200-3400mm

3400-3600mm

3600-3800mm

3800-4000mm

4000-4200mm

4200-4400mm

4400-4600mm

4600-4800mm

4800-5000mm

5000-5200mm

5200-5400mm

5400-5600mm

5600-5800mm

5800-6000mm

Theater Room

Entrance Hall

Public Gallery

Repository

2000-2200mm

Museum Shop

Office

Free Exhibition Room

FLOOR SLABS LAYERS

Restaurant

Workshop Room

1F (1-10Layers)

Public Floor

6

7

2

1 5

3

4 8 6000-6200mm

6200-6400mm

6400-6600mm

6600-6800mm

6800-7000mm

7000-7200mm

7200-7400mm

7400-7600mm

7600-7800mm

7800-8000mm

2F (11-31Layers)

Exhibition Floor 8000-8200mm

8200-8400mm

8400-8600mm

8600-8800mm

8800-9000mm

9000-9200mm

9200-9400mm

9400-9600mm

9600-9800mm

9800-10000mm

First, I design the voids on each 50 slabs with a thickness of 200millimeters. By piling up 50 slabs, 50 thin voids combine

Shadow Tunnel

Sunlight Circle

into some interior rooms. The gaps of voids create level differences SECTION

and distorted shape rooms. 3F (32-50Layers)

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Main exhibition room


1. Surrounded

2. Peeking

3. Approaching

4. Putting head out

5. Looking up

6. Walking up

7. Looking back

8. Looking down

9. Looking again

10. Going out

Interior space is made of free shape rooms by the lamination of thin voids. This style creates various expressions of sunlight and shadow. And also, there are various behaviours of people toward arts. All exhibition rooms are connected, and people go around in the shadow and sunlight with various behaviours from entrance to main room. On this way, people experience the sequence of sceneries with the gradation of sunlight. Sunlight circle

Sunlight circle in sunset 43


PROJECT 5

After 25

In Japan, architecture have repeated to be built and dismantled since a long time ago. In present-day which the values of time are lost, I think architecture need "to build" and "to dismantle" within people's lives. As the memories build nests, this architecture will grow while storing people's memories. And then, this architecture will be the symbol of this city with enormous memories one day.

The 2nd POLUS Design Competition

Nesting Memories Self�growth architecture with times

BUILDING TYPE

Multiple�dwelling complex

CONCEPT

Present The simple shape in anticipation of the extension.

Design for temporal change of architecture

After 25 By the extension, people could add space according to the change of their lives.

After 50 By the dismantlement, void could be created randomly. It'll become common spaces while extension.

Present

After 25

After 50

Plan is made by the simple continuous of Japanese module.

According to the change of lives, plan become imbalance.

There would be void in the imbalance plan.

2,730

3,640

SITE

a fictitious site

DATE

May.2015

PRESENTATION

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Hand-written, Photoshop

SECTION DIAGRAM

PLAN DIAGRAM


After 50

COLORFUL    RESIDENTS This architecture is lived in by various people. Based on the change of each lives, various change would happen in this architecture.

After 25 After 50

Office worker of Elementary teacher baking industry Principal of a private school

Manager of bakery

Student of arts college

Librarian

Artist

Manager of book cafe

Occupancy

Alpinist

Apprentice carpenter Constructor of this architecture

Occupancy

Single mother 45


PROJECT 6

9TH HASEKO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Weaved Lives with Colourful Lives Architecture like a "fabric"

BUILDING TYPE

Multiple�dwelling complex

CONCEPT

Architecture which emphasis various lives

SITE

Minato Ward, Tokyo

DATE

Nov.2015

PRESENTATION

Hand-written, Photoshop 46

The project is to create the various lives in multiple dwelling house. Architecture with lots of walls and paths crossed at right angles makes residents cross with their daily activities. Although this site is in colourless city, it will be coloured with various activities from now on.


DIAGRAM

00. SITE Site is colourless land in residential area. I propose the building same like "fabric" coloured by various lives.

01. WARP WALL To form the body of building, put up the walls from south and to north. These serve as the warp of fabric. 2nd floor view 02. WOOF PATH - LOWER Make the path going east and west on the ground level in order to unify the walls. These serve as the woof of fabric.

03. WOOF PATH- UPPER Put the path on the second floor shifted from the ground level path in order to emphasis the relation of warp and woof. 04. CROSS OF WRAP AND WOOF Architecture with walls and double path have a lot of cross points which people can create the communities with own lives.

05. "FABRIC" ARCHITECTURE As spreading a fabric, the site is coloured by architecture with the various crosses of people's lives

UNIT

1st floor view on the path

An unit which consist of two walls. Each units have two path which meet at right angles on each stories.

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1st floor view between walls


PROJECT 7

This project is the modelling of Tomoya Masuda's

Laboratory Project in Kyoto Institute of Technology

architecture for an exhibition "the Architectural Works of Tomoya Masuda: The 100th Anniversary". I took charge of "Chishaku-in Buddhist hall". With the help of the original drawings, I made a one-hundredth scale model for three month. All process of modelling were done by hand. The three-dimensional curved surface roof was made of plaster with using handmade molds.

Model Project Chishaku-in Buddhist Hall

Exhibited, in "the Architectural Works of Tomoya Masuda :The 100th Birth Anniversary" Tomoya Masuda was an architect

SITE

who belonged to Kyoto Univ.

Museum in Kyoto Institute of Technology

He left about 84 buildings in Kinki,

DATE

Shikoku, Chugoku region.

Oct.2015

And he also left the unique Archi-

MATERIALS

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tectural theory based on a Philoso-

Plaster, Pulp paper

pher,Heidegger. Tomoya MASUDA


Completion photos

Original drawings

Model pictures

Exhibition view

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PROJECT 8

Togo Murano (1891-1984) was

Laboratory Project in Kyoto Institute of Technology

one of the representative architects who leave a lot of masterpieces in Western Japan for half century. Togo MURANO

Exhibition Planning THE PROLIFIC WORLD of TOGO MURANO

SITE

Museum in Kyoto Institute of Technology

DATE

Mar.2016

AWARD

AIJ Prize 2015-Specific Contributions Division in Architectural Institute of Japan 50

After the death of Murano in 1994, above 50,000 original drawings were entrusted from his bereaved family to the museum of our university: Kyoto institute of Technology. From 1999, our laboratory have held the exhibitions which show his projects every year. My senior students have created the sophisticated models of his projects with the help of his drawings. Now, the number of models reaches above 80. In this exhibition, we planed to exhibit 80 models and 120 drawings and pictures of each Murano's projects. I took charge of leader of arrangement of these.


Working views

Detail drawing

Osaka Kabuki-za Theater (1958)

Exhibition views

Photograph by Toshio Taira

Kobe newspaper hall (1956)

Perspective of external appearance

Maruei department store (1953) 51


architecture portfolio 2016  

Akitoshi Kimura Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan

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