I wanted to highlight one more winner from the JCD 2009 design awards. Yamakoya (which means wood-log cabin) is a special research corner emphasizing local history and was constructed within the library of Ina-Higashi Elementary School (Nagano Prefecture). How swell would it be to study in this!!
The uneven logs mimic the shape of mountains, creating an inviting space for kids to enter and learn. Additionally, the mountainous forms create a 4-person table for group work, cubby holes for individual study, and a single open space where books and other resources are stored. It was designed by Ben Nagaoka from Point.
images courtesy of co-lab