I think this post is going to conclude my 8-day posting spree on contemporary Japanese architects. Yes, I realize it’s still Thursday and that it would feel more “complete” if concluded on Friday, but I don’t want to ruin a pretty impressive line-up just for the sake of closure. So, with that behind me, I give you Junya Ishigami!
KAIT Kobo is a multi-purpose studio that was designed for the Kanagawa Institute of Technology. The flexibility of the space is made clear through it’s ability to remain undefined and ambiguous. In fact, in a discussion about his work, the artist actually referred to his process as “star-gazing,” likening it to the act of identifying heavenly bodies in a sky of seemingly random stars.