PROJECT NAME: Study of a seminal building: Sendai Mediatheque by Toyo Ito
DESIGN TYPE: Architecture
BUILDING TYPE: Multi-Programme Community centre
PROJECT DETAILS: Critical Studies 2A 2007: History
PROJECT LOCATION: Sendai, Japan
PROJECT TUTOR: Christoph Schnoor
BRIEF: Select a piece of architecture constructed more than 10 years ago and recreate its seminal qualities via modelling the aspects of the design which distinguishes its character
FINAL PROJECT GRADE: A
This was a History assignment that involved researching a building of interest and representing it's aesthetical ideas and qualities in the form of modeling.
The chosen building was the Sendai Mediatheque designed by Toyo Ito, a prominent Japanese architect who drew inspiration for the design of the building from seaweed gracefully swaying at the bottom of the ocean.
Included are photographs taken of the actual building when visited during an architectural trip to Japan in December of 2007.