まち・ひと・くらし-けんちくの風景-

建築設計を通してまち・ひと・くらしを考えます。また目に映るまち・人・くらしの風景から建築のあるべき姿を考えています。

Fujisawa Shuhei Memorial museum, Tsuruoka city Yamagata

2018-01-17 19:04:47 | Proj. パブリック、みんなの建物

Fujisawa Shuhei and his home town Tsuruoka

Fujiswa Shuhei is one of the most popular novelists inJapan. He was born and brought up in a small castle town Tsuruoka. He loved his home town and cultural tradition of this region as long as he lived. When he died 13 years ago Tsuruoka city decided to build the museum in memory of him in the heart of the castle park which he loved and wrote about many times. 

When I stood on the site I thought it important to provide harmony with the beautiful surroundings: old pine trees, historic buildings and the remains of the castle site. And moreover I realized that the museum should have something to do with cultural and regional tradition the novelist loved and wrote about. I resolved to adapt the traditional and regional way of construction and town building for the design of the museum (see Fig1).  

 

Sayado system of construction

Tsuruoka is snow country and so we can see a Kura (storehouse in Japanese traditional style) enclosed in a protective structure called Sayado (pod hall). Following this traditional way of construction we enclosed the solid box in RC structure which contains collection room and exhibition hall in Sayado (pod hall) in steel structure. We could keep the collection room and exhibition hall in a required condition even if there were no air conditioning facilities.

The surface of the solid box is finished with plaster as Kura is. The inner surface of Sayado is covered with louver made in cedar wood of this region.

 

Hall and hallways oriented toward the distinctive objects   

When we are walking along the street in this town we can see the distinctive mountains dead ahead. This castle town was built 400 years ago on the principle that all streets should be oriented toward some holly mountains on the outskirts of the town. As for the museum, hall and hallways were oriented so that we can see ahead the cultural assets around the site. That is to say we considered the hallway as street in the town the novelist walked along.

Tokihiko Takatani

Architect/Professor

Tokihiko Takatani and associates, architecture/urban design, Tokyo

Graduate school of Tohoku Koeki Univ. Tsuruoka city, Yamagata

高谷時彦/建築家・都市デザイナー

設計計画高谷時彦事務所/東京都文京区千石4-37-4

東北公益文科大学大学院/山形県鶴岡市馬場町14-1

 

 

 

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