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


detail


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


drawing

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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