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

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

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



in april of 2012 japanese architect tadao ando completed the kamigata rakugo, or storyteller’s association hall in osaka, japan completelyfree of charge. the pure geometric concrete structure features simple triangular cuts in the orthogonal shell, creating an entryway and skylightsilluminating 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 kamigatasymbol 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 cutimage © tadao ando



triangular skylightimage © tadao ando



(left) skylight(right) thin slit windowimage © tadao ando



front facadeimage © ken lee



entranceimage © tadao ando



entry stairsimage © ken lee



parking at the back of the structureimage © tadao ando



approachimage © tadao ando



project info:



completion date: april 2012construction: makoto constructionsite area: 129.12 m2height: 12.56 mfloor area: 263.54 m2

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