Behold: the spectacular 50,000 book library of the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokyo, designed by architect Kengo Kuma.

Opened this year, the functioning collection forms the towering backdrop to a theatre and performance space illuminated by projection-mapping technology that imbues the monolithic shelves with a candy-coloured glow.


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7 thoughts on “Book Tower

  1. Col

    These rooms always look so incredible, but all I can think about is how they get the dust off the higher books?

  2. Peter81

    Yes we do have that book but unfortunately it’s on the sixth shelf and ladders are not aesthetically pleasing, so…

  3. DaithiG

    Anyone here go to CIT? I went 20 years ago. I believe it won some architects award. Obviously architects don’t study, because it was a shambles.

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