놀라운 카도카와 문화박물관의 북셀프 VIDEO: Incredible ‘Bookshelf Theater’ Unveiled at Tokyo’s Kadokawa Culture Museum

Incredible ‘Bookshelf Theater’ Unveiled at Tokyo’s Kadokawa Culture Museum

By Samantha Pires on March 3, 2021

 

If you are a big reader or just love cozy interiors, there is almost nothing more exciting than a room lined wall to wall with books. The new Kadokawa Culture Museum, designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, includes an incredible interior filled with books. Kuma designed a unique wood shelving system that reaches floor to ceiling and continues across with floating wooden panels. Photographer Ryosuke Kosuge, or RK, has the opportunity to capture this space in a series of photographs that celebrate the impressive collection.

 

 

  만약 여러분이 책을 많이 읽거나 아늑한 인테리어를 좋아한다면, 책들로 벽을 맞대고 있는 방만큼 신나는 일은 거의 없다. 유명한 건축가 켄고 쿠마가 디자인한 새로운 카도카와 문화박물관은 책으로 가득 찬 놀라운 인테리어를 포함하고 있다. 쿠마는 바닥에서 천장까지 도달하고 떠다니는 나무 판넬로 이어지는 독특한 나무 선반 시스템을 설계했다. 사진작가 RK(Ryosuke Kosuge)는 이 인상적인 컬렉션을 축하하는 일련의 사진에 이 공간을 담아낼 기회를 갖는다.

 

카도카와 문화박물관은 도쿄 중심부에서 19마일 떨어진 곳에 위치한 도코로자와 사쿠라 타운 개발의 한 복합 건물로 설계되었다. 이 지역은 애니메이션에서 영감을 받은 호텔과 쿠마가 디자인한 사당 같은 새로운 관광지를 포함한다. 박물관은 극적인 각선미를 가진 흥미로운 화강암 정면과 기념비적인 앞 층계가 있는 웅장한 입구로 포장되어 있다.

 

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The Kadokawa Culture Museum is designed as one multifunctional building in the Tokorozawa Sakura Town development, located 19 miles from central Tokyo. This area includes new tourist destinations like an anime-inspired hotel and a shrine also designed by Kuma. The museum is wrapped with an interesting granite façade with dramatic angular lines and a grand entrance with monumental front steps.

 

 

The interior space that Kosuge captures is located on the fourth floor of a museum and acts as both a library and a theater space. Projection mapping uses the 500,000 books as part of varying exhibits that give the space its secondary function. Screens are also scattered across the shelving arrangement to support exhibitions. For those more interested in reading the books themselves, they can access some of the upper levels by following a series of metal walkways that ascend up the 26-foot-tall library.

 

While you could probably spend hours going through the titles included here, the museum has plenty more to offer on other floors. The first floor includes gallery spaces for temporary exhibitions and a small library. Higher up, you can find a café, shop, restaurant, and a whole floor dedicated to the art of anime. Seigow Matsuoka, director of the Kadokawa Culture Museum, believes that this building is an opportunity to incite imagination that can create positive and meaningful change.

 

“Although the world and Japan today are struggling with the effects of a permeating, invisible power, we are all trying to fight back and establish a new outlook on the future of humanity,” says Matsuoka. “Challenges are arising daily from a complex environment and networks, resulting in the mutation of genes and viruses. However, civilizations and cultures have a history of turning invisible power into visible forms. For both local residents and global citizens, Kadokawa Culture Museum, located in a small corner of Higashi-Tokorozawa, shall devote itself to turning the invisible into the visible to the best of its ability.”

 

The new Kadokawa Culture Museum, designed by Kengo Kuma, includes a library that doubles as an exhibition theater.

 

Photographer Ryosuke Kosuge, or RK, captures this library theater in a series of photographs that celebrate the 500,000-book collection.

 

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Ryosuke Kosuge.

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The Endless Library - Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokyo

 

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