projects

School

Uto Elementary School

2011Complete

CAtKazuhiro KojimaKazuko Akamatsu

This elementary school is located in Uto-city,Kumamoto prefecture, approximately two airplane hours south of Tokyo.It has a characteristic weather of its high temperature and humidity.
The project was selected in an open competition as part of a masterplan for the Kumamoto Art polis,and its realization and opening is scheduled for September 2011.
Various sizes of courtyards and L-shaped walls become a device of gently articulation and connection of spaces allows for reversing “in” and “out”,“class rooms” and “corridor/workspace”.
L-shaped wall,identify each class room,has big whole towards corridor.Spaces around the wall,where students’ activity happen,completely open to outside.
The aim for this project has been to form the whole as to become and feel like the outside,where “in” and “out” are blended gradual transition of density.

DATA

Location Uto,Kumamoto
Principal use Elementary school
Structure RC+S Structure
Number of stories 2 stories
Site area
Building area
Total floor area
25,650㎡
6,160㎡
8,570m²

PHOTO

Photo Sadao Hotta

PUBLICATION

GA JAPAN
SHINKENCHIKU
KENCHIKU JOURNAL
NIKKEI ARCHITECTURE
KENCHIKU GIJYUTU
KINDAIKENCHIKU

BOOKS
92/93/97/110/113
2011.05/2012.01/2012.05
2011.10/2011.11
2011.10.25/2011.11.25
2012.05
2012.08

建築家が教える人生を変える脅威のプレゼン(X-KNOWLEDGE)
スマートシティ時代のサステナブル都市・建築デザイン(SHOKOKUSYA)
事例で読む建築計画(SHOKOKUSYA)
JAPANESE MODERN ARCHITECTURE 1920-2015(CROWOOD)

AWARD

AACA Award
26th Murano Togo Prize
Kenchiku Kyushu award
Selected in Architectural Design works of Architectural Institute of Japan 2013
JIA Award
2A Asia Architecture Award 2016 Public category
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