tadao ando: kamigata rakugo storyteller's association hall, osaka
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nov 27, 2012
tadao ando: kamigata rakugo storyteller's association hall, osaka


‘kamigata rakugo storyteller’s association hall’ by tadao ando, osaka, japan
image © tadao ando

 

 

in april of 2012 japanese architect tadao ando completed the kamigata rakugo, or storyteller’s association hall in osaka, japan completely
free of charge. the pure geometric concrete structure features simple triangular cuts in the orthogonal shell, creating an entryway and skylights
illuminating the interior naturally. the building contains rehearsal rooms and a gallery dedicated to the ancient tradition of storytelling in
addition to event space for the upcoming hanjo tenma tenjin plum festival. a slender slit window in the front facade represents the kamigata
symbol of the old scripture, situating the project in its context. the design borrows heavily from ando’s earlier work for the calve gallery.

 

 


street side entrance through a triangular cut
image © tadao ando

 

 


triangular skylight
image © tadao ando

 

 


(left) skylight
(right) thin slit window
image © tadao ando

 

 


front facade
image © ken lee

 

 


entrance
image © tadao ando

 

 


entry stairs
image © ken lee

 

 


parking at the back of the structure
image © tadao ando

 

 


approach
image © tadao ando

 

 

project info:

 

 

completion date: april 2012
construction: makoto construction
site area: 129.12 m2
height: 12.56 m
floor area: 263.54 m2

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