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03/01/2015

Sori Yanagi Center for Design

Hyuntek Yoon (website)
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Option Studio
Brief: Museum
Faculty: Neil Denari (website)
2010

 

Sori Yanagi is one of the most famous Japanese industrial product designer. Sori Yanagi Center is the archive of his design, at the same time, it is a piece of design product as itself. Sori Yanagi Center for design is a 1,600 square meter building in Shibuya, Tokyo. The museum has been designed for permanent and temporary design exhibition. The museum design consists of geometric variations of a two-dimensional curve. The three-dimensional form of exterior and interior space is originated from a single curve. The curve is the signature of the museum, which is used as functional and graphical element. As a graphic element, Sori Yanagi Center has strong contrast with existing urban fabric. It defines the museum as a design piece as itself. The museum is interrelated with the identity of Sori Yanagi’s design language, as well as, the form must closely relate with the function.  

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