Although it has more than 50,000 books, the huge library is in the heart of the Kadokawa Culture Museum (previously) is not only intended for bibliophiles or curious readers who want to come across a new title. Designed by a renowned architect Kengo Kuma (previously), the towering venue is more accurately billed as a cultural meeting place than a traditional book collection that Ryosuke Kosuge, who works as RK, recently documented a new series of photos.
Just a few months after it opened, the Tokyo area library has already hosted a variety of musical and theatrical performances, using the offset shelves and metal walkways as a backdrop. Lots of the events – you can see photos of them Kadokawa’s Instagram– took advantage of the available projection mapping technology and the embedded screens and created impressive experiences that illuminate the mostly wood-lined room with a candy-colored shimmer.
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