kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht
 

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

architectural photographer vincent hecht has shared his images of a university building in japan designed by kazuyo sejima, the pritzker laureate who also practices alongside ryue nishizawa at SANAA. built from concrete with large amounts of glazing, the structure has served as the arts and science faculty building of the osaka university of arts since opening in 2018. forming part of the school’s campus, the building comprises three gently undulating concrete canopies, which continue internally to form staircases and circulation routes.

kazuyo sejima osaka art university
all images © vincent hecht

 

 

kazuyo sejima sought to design a versatile building for the osaka university of arts that blended into its surroundings. the use of glass ensures that sightlines and views are maintained throughout, allowing the building to be as welcoming as possible for students while forging a strong connection with its surroundings. populated with tables and chairs, the open plan ground floor has been designed to be as flexible as possible with more private spaces found at the perimeter of the plan.

kazuyo sejima osaka art university

 

 

see other projects photographed by vincent hecht on designboom here, including sejima’s sumida hokusai museum in tokyo and a social housing complex in paris designed by SANAA. other projects by kazuyo sejima can be seen here, while SANAA’s archive of work can be explored on our dedicated page.

kazuyo sejima osaka art university

kazuyo sejima osaka art university

kazuyo sejima osaka art university

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

kazuyo sejima-designed osaka art university facility photographed by vincent hecht

 

 

project info:

 

name: arts and science faculty building at the osaka university of arts
location: osaka, japan
architect: kazuyo sejima
photography: vincent hecht

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