Tokyo’s Futuristic Library Looks Like A Set From A Sci-Fi Movie.
Some of the world’s finest designs can be found in Japan, which is why so many seasoned designers look to it for inspiration. The new library at Seiki University is a perfect example. Constructed in 2006 as part of the university’s centennial, it’s by far the dreamiest place to get your work done.
The five-story building with a glass façade provides plenty of natural light for students, but the main attraction is the set of five “planets,” or meeting rooms.
Located on the third, fourth, and fifth floors, these meeting rooms will bring you to greater heights. Literally. If all study spaces were just as creatively designed, perhaps more of us would feel inspired to discover and discuss what we've found.
Libraries are charming spaces with endless possibilities, and the one at Seikei University will leave you breathless.
The stunning building was co-designed by former Seikei student Shigeru Ban, who is famous for his work on the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, and the company Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei.
The main highlight? Glass domes, or meeting rooms for study groups and discussions.
Imagine discussing your favorite books in this reinvented space.
According to RocketNews24, the glass domes are referred to as “planets” in the sense that they are each a “heavenly body” and a combination of “plan” and “net(work).”
Here we've learned a successful way of attracting more visitors (and regulars) to a traditional space: reimagine it.
This unique facility is located in Tokyo’s Kichijoji-Kitamachi neighborhood and is open to students as well as those who live in the vicinity.
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