Akitoshi KIMURA Architecture Portfolio 2016
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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.
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email@example.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.
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
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
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
Mar.2016 Best70, Design Review 2016
VectorWorks Auto CAD
Nov.2015 11th Prize, Design Competition Reorganizing Histrical Space2015
Oct.2015 Silver Prize, The 31th Busan International Architecture Competition
Mar.2015 Highest point of architect-Hajime Yatsuka, Best20, Diploma×Kyoto'15(Western Japan Diploma Contest)
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)
Oct.2013 Best100, Japan Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award 2013 Sep.2013 Nominate, The 29th Busan International Architecture Competition
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
Journey, Camera, Soccer, Snowboarding, Reading, Cooking ...etc
TOEIC: 695 points
Silver Prize The 31th Busan International Architecture Competition
Conversion research trip in Czech
Awards ceremony Enactus 2013
Restructuring of Urban Garden Space
Constructing Invisible Scenery by Deconstructing Architecture
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
Self窶身rowth architecture with times
Architecture like a "fabric"
Chishaku-in Buddhist Hall
THE PROLIFIC WORLD of TOGO MURANO
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
Best70, Design Review2016
Modernization of existing elements
Murin-an Garden, Okazaki, Kyoto city
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
Taking in the water of Lake Biwa Canal for garden elements. There are various behaviours of water.
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.
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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.
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.
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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At the corner of the wall surrounding the Murin-an, there is a small entrance which leads into the covered path.
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
Soft light through the rafters
Garden earth corten steel
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
to garden-river 4,100
Water path water pump steppingstones
Pumping water up onto the garden
Original pump from urban to the river of Murin-an
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.
garden-trees existing wall Skylight cutting green out
Downpour of light on the underground earth
to the next water junction
corten steel wall
Section-5 S=1:100 Water junction and exit to urban underground
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
Urban corten steel beam
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
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
corten steel facade Garden
corten steel wall from garden-river
corten steel stairs
8. Go up the stairs against the flowing down water from garden.
same size opening as original window
corten steel tunnel Garden
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.
Original Borrowed scenery
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
Diploma Project in University of Hyogo in 2015
Constructing Invisible Scenery by Deconstructing Architecture The proposal of DEMOLITION PROCESS of a modernism architecture
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
The way of demolishing of Modernism architecture
Yamanouchi water purification plant, Kyoto city
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.
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
Significant architecture standing by people in this city. However, it is decided to be demolished in the near future.
Construct the temporary architecture which make existing buildings have temporal space like a park and viewing platform.
Remove the existing buildings. As figure and ground reversal, void will come into being in exchange for existing buildings.
Temporary architecture will disappear. However, there will be invisible scenery with people's memories.
Existing Building module 1200mm
Temporary Architecture module 1200mm Slope
Japanese cedar floorboard
Temporary Architecture module 1200mm Existing Building module 1200mm
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.
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.
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.
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
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
1st Prize, NEXTA'14(Western Japan) 1st Prize, in University of Hyogo
Renovation of Library
New value by renovation architecture
Library of "University of Hyogo", Himeji city
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
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
Add three slabs at the same levels with original. Public Path
Closed Stack Room
Existing University Library Remove the unnecessary walls and windows.
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
4TH FLOOR PLAN
picture book library 4
closed stack area
University Attached Kindergarten
3RD FLOOR PLAN
public path A
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
4F 1. rooftop indoor public area 2. rooftop open-air public area
2ND FLOOR PLAN
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
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
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
1st Prize, in University of Hyogo Best 100, Japan Contest of Architectural Rookieâ€™s Award 2013
New style of architecture
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.
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
Free Exhibition Room
FLOOR SLABS LAYERS
4 8 6000-6200mm
Exhibition Floor 8000-8200mm
First, I design the voids on each 50 slabs with a thickness of 200millimeters. By piling up 50 slabs, 50 thin voids combine
into some interior rooms. The gaps of voids create level differences SECTION
and distorted shape rooms. 3F (32-50Layers)
Main exhibition room
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
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 Selfâ€?growth architecture with times
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.
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.
a fictitious site
COLORFUL ă€€ă€€ 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
Manager of book cafe
Apprentice carpenter Constructor of this architecture
Single mother 45
9TH HASEKO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN COMPETITION
Weaved Lives with Colourful Lives Architecture like a "fabric"
Architecture which emphasis various lives
Minato Ward, Tokyo
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.
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
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.
1st floor view between walls
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
who belonged to Kyoto Univ.
Museum in Kyoto Institute of Technology
He left about 84 buildings in Kinki,
Shikoku, Chugoku region.
And he also left the unique Archi-
tectural theory based on a Philoso-
Plaster, Pulp paper
pher,Heidegger. Tomoya MASUDA
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
Museum in Kyoto Institute of Technology
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.
Osaka Kabuki-za Theater (1958)
Photograph by Toshio Taira
Kobe newspaper hall (1956)
Perspective of external appearance
Maruei department store (1953) 51
Akitoshi Kimura Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan