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Musashino Arts University Library

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Sou Fujimoto
 
location Kodaira
function library
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What does it mean to create a library today? In a world where iPad has introduced a rampant generation of electronic books. Not reading on the internet at home, nor at Starbucks or on a mobile screen on the move, but creating a physical place for books. At the very beginning Fujimoto imagined the Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges. An ultimate library containing all the literature ever conceived, a place akin to a forest, a kind of diverse meeting place for people and information. A place where order is constantly renewed, cross-fertilising with one another and amplified.

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Musashino Arts University Library
Address
Ogawacho 1-736
Japan
http://mauml.musabi.ac.jp/en/
Project is public!
Opening hours 9:00 to 16:30, Wed and Fri only. Previous application for visit required. Refer to Library website for more information: http://mauml.musabi.ac.jp/en/
How to get there? From Tokyo or Shinjuku Station take the Chuo line to Kokubunji. Go to the north exit and follow the small map provided on the Library's website to find the Seibu bus stop that will take you to Musashino Arts University. It's the last stop and the trip is 220yen.
Completion 2010
Floor area/size 288318 m2
ArchitectSou Fujimoto
 
Project ID 14658
Latitude/Longitude 35°43'36N 139°26'58E
Contributed by kosame707
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