June 2020

Posts tagged as 'Coelacanth K&H Architects'

Orange Cube by Jakob + Macfarlane; photo: Roland Halbe

Perforated walls, panels and screens have been used for centuries as a way to control the level of light entering a building or to offer privacy to the occupants. The functions of perforations have remained largely the same, but the materials and methods of manufacture have altered considerably. No longer cut or carved by hand, developments in computer-controlled technologies mean that detailed patterns can now be quickly and easily etched into various materials for interior or exterior use. Architonic looks at some recent projects demonstrating the contemporary effects that can be achieved using perforated materials. (by Alyn Griffiths)


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Thu 30.6.

Umimirai Library by Coelacanth K&H Architects (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 30.06.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Umimirai Library by Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA / Coelacanth K&H Architects; photographer: © Satoshi Asakawa

Taking their cue from the 19th-century Parisian Bibliotheque Nationale designed by the famous rationalist architect Henri Labrouste, Kazumi Kudo and Hiroshi Horiba, the architects and founders of the Tokyo-based Coelacanth K&H Architects have realised this public library located in the capital city of Ishikawa prefecture, Kanazawa. The one-storey building, described by its designers as a ‘cake box’, has been completed earlier this year and its most distinctive feature, the intricately-detailed white concrete façade encompasses around 6000 circular windows that fill the building’s integral part, the 12-metre-long reading room, with a ‘soft, uniform light’. (more…)