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  • Kaetsu University – Renovation (Room 105)

    University classroom | Kodaira-shi, Tokyo
    Renovation: 122.18㎡ | Completed: March 2013
    Photographs: Ryota Arata

    This is a renovation of an old classroom at Kaetsu University in Kodaira-shi, Tokyo. The classroom was used to teach "office manners" to students majoring in office administration. The task was to transform this space to accommodate new needs. The ceiling was completely removed. While securing enough ceiling height, wood-wool cement boards, which absorb noise, were used as flat louvers and arranged in a rhythmic order. The design freed up the ceiling and the window opening areas to create a classroom that serves contemporary needs.