wooden platform by td-atelier turns old classroom into multipurpose space

wooden platform by td-atelier turns old classroom into multipurpose space

td-atelier creates a multipurpose platform in the classroom of a recently-shut junior high school that combines a space for events, a book rental and a tea shop. the 6 by 3.3-m wooden plane rises parallel to the floor level and offers a variety of surfaces to be used as tables, chairs, bookshelves and a stage.


photos and video by tada masaharu and tomita ayaka




td-atelier’s intervention blends within the nostalgic atmosphere of the wooden school building. built in collaboration with university students, its structure utilizes the waste material of the flooring the came from neighboring sawmills.

books were placed in the various platforms



a tatami was place around the wooden structure

many people used the structure in various ways

school girls were eagerly reading books

a boy sitting on the platform reading a book

general view of the structure

the structure with the top board removed

the architects used discarded flooring for the structure


the 68 years old wooden building served as a junior high school until recently




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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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