Masakatsu Inoue Virginia Tech 2009 B.Arch
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Museum of Nature
Museum of Nature
1//entrance 2//reception, gallery 3//meeting room, restrooms 4//gallery 5//over look pathway
Design Museum of Nature contains 3 elements, a wall, a box and a bridge. The wall placed 5 feet away from the box, creates narrow and dark pathway to lead visitors into the museum. Visitors will walk through narrow pathway, surrounded by cold material, and maybe a little notice of blue sky, experiencing cold and dark space without sense of nature.
Concept This project is to design a museum close to the historical warehouse located in Christiansburg, VA. This warehouse has been kept and well maintained by local community ; however interior of warehouse has not been maintained as well as exterior. Therefore I have focused on controlling visitors, so they could over look this historical warehouse as a part of nature and surrounding environment.
1//parking Area 2//church-Underground path 3//grave yard 4//bell tower
Project description This project is to design cemetery, located in middle of forest area, about 10 minutes away from downtown area of Blacksburg. Church, Grave yard, and Bell tower must be part of your program, as well as parking and drive way.
Energy, Active, Create
Life gives energy to human, then it activates human. Then human creates organization, becomes city. Death takes away energy, then it deactivates human. Then the soul will be bury in a city named cemetery.
My intention on this project is to control every aspect of experiences. When you enter from parking lot, you will face dark, narrow stair, which lead you and your site to existence of church/ underground pathway. Right after going into the underground pathway, you face bright church filled up with light on the top, and you will also see dark pathway leads you to grave yard and bell tower. After going through the pathway, you wil face to a grave yard, divided into 6 cities. Each city is meant for different religion and races. Pathway between cities are controlled with slope, so as you face towards end of the block, you would face a dark, representing short time experience of death.
Experience 1 As you climb up the stair from parking lot, huge square element welcomes you to the city of death, with complete dark. As you enter, you start to feel nervous, anxious, fear,,, every aspect of experience that human feel, when they go to death world. After entering, you will be facing 2 worlds, underground cemetery, or church surrounded with lights and hopes. Also you will be able to view bell tower, and its existence gets stronger as you go through the underground pathway. After experiencing this church/Underground path way, you are prepared to start your journey to the world of death
Experience 2 After experiencing the city of death, you may experience the bell tower, what is watching the calmness of world of death, where you may feel that you are alive. This is the only spot you can actually feel your existence in this deep world of death. However, to get to the over look point, you must experience another struggle. Wall surrounding stair start out with 3 feet, and it will go up to 10 feel on middle of your journey. You will be surrounded by darkness, however you must keep climbing in order to get to the top. Even though you are surrounded by darkness, sky is always there to guide your way.
Project description This project is to design a temporary classroom in California. Easy assemble and light g weight structure with easy transportation transpo ortation is required.
Concept My intension towards designing this project is not only to provide space for classroom but to provide new style of education. Whole steel structured building is easy to transport using tracts, it may go around the California with less effort and cost. Class room is surrounded with bookshelf, which may modified by talking the shelves
away. I could be a desk, when students are taking test or doing individual work. 6 poles with electric wire and high-speed internet plug is placed with trapezoid table, it gives many possibility for forms of classes (group, individual, etcâ€Ś) Also 2 blackboards are attached with cable, suspended from ceiling, would give flexibility for form of class as well.
1//entrance 2//book-shelf 3//class room
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Bookshelf surrounding classroom are capable of many functions. By taking away some of the shelf, it may transfer as desk for indivisual study. Also, the white bookshelf surface may reflect some light into the classroom, making better environment for students.
6 poles with electric cable and internet hub with trapezoid table and free-moving blackboard gives multiple class style.
//Project description This project is to design cemetery, located in middle of forest area, about 10 minutes away from downtown area of Blacksburg. //Concept
Sky Garden in Tokyo
1//entrance-building core 2//reflecting ecting pool-play area 3//vanishing edge
Euro Trip - Sketch
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30. DN 27.
26.休憩室 27.社員便所 28.浴室・脱衣室 29.リネン室 30.会議室 31.倉庫 32.講習室 33.店舗スペース
6.00㎡ 20.00㎡ 11.78㎡ 8.00㎡ 29.72㎡ 14.84㎡ 24.80㎡ 31.50㎡
10. DN 1. 駅長室 2. 幹事駅長室 3. 駅務室 4. 信号扱所 5. 休憩室 6. 社員便所･洗面所 7. ロッカー室 8. 応接室 9. 出礼室 10.改札室 11.券売機室 12.倉庫 13.清掃用具置場 14.ツアーズ便所・洗面所 15.倉庫 16.旅客便所（男子） 17.旅客便所（女子） 18.ツアーズ 19.待合室 20.キヲスク 21.多目的便所 22.ラチ外コンコース 23.コインロッカー 24.ラチ内コンコース 25.自由通路
24.00㎡ 23.95㎡ 79.22㎡ 23.68㎡ 14.73㎡ 5.80㎡ 15.52㎡ 23.95㎡ 49.12㎡ 22.42㎡ 5.88㎡ 14,48㎡ 12.00㎡ 6.30㎡ 2.90㎡ 25.73㎡ 31.18㎡ 51.41㎡ 85.42㎡ 30.00㎡ 6.00㎡ 230.49㎡ 39.67㎡ 367.57㎡
屋上テラス EV 36.
Shigeru Ban Architect
34.CMC詰所 35.倉庫 36.駅電気室 37.倉庫 38.ホテルズ事務所/ 店舗スペース 39.コインロッカー 40.公衆便所 41.多目的便所 42.店舗スペース
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77.00㎡ 16.51㎡ 51.64㎡ 40.60㎡ 78.35㎡
33.70㎡ 62.47㎡ 8.00㎡ 155.77㎡
In this project 4 internship students were in charge. I was serving as a leader of this project, and mainly worked on site analysis, drawings and renderings. For the research, I have gathered site analysis information and historical background information, and provided to Mr. Ban. Also, drawing and renderings with short project time span, understanding Mr. Ban’s idea for this project.
Takayama Station Competition
In this project, I was in charge of every presentation material, including plans, sections, physical model and presentation booklet. Weekly base communication with Mr. Ban on both e-mail and meeting to check on the project.
Las Vegas Hotel Lobby (SD) Photoshop
New York Hotel (SD) Physical Model