15 Oct 2021
Zhuoying Ren, Aalto Univeirsity: Toyosu Library (2021)

Toyosu Library – Advanced Building Design Studio

In spring 2021, Group X organized a building design studio course (Advanced Building Design Studio) at Aalto University Department of Architecture, in collaboration with the Architecture Department of Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, Japan, and its professors Kiwa Matsushita and Satoru Yamashiro.

The Aalto student’s assignment was to design a new community library for the Toyosu area of Tokyo. SIT students made urban design for the whole area in collaboration with us. The focus was on the development of library architecture based on the understanding of Japanese generations as pictured below – the values and styles of distinct generations of people.

The timeline of Japanese lifestyle generations (Copyright © Group X)

We studied the emergent development of Toyosu area based on its public building(s) as anchors, effecting the planning and design of the rest of the area. The entities, including the new library, interconnect and create interactions.

Student Work
Zhuoying Ren, Aalto Univeirsity:
Toyosu Library (2021)

Generation Study – 2nd Baby Boomer
Design Journey
Site Plan
Generation Principle
1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan
Facade
Facade
Section
Aerial
Structure Principle
Interior Perspective
Interior Perspective
Exterior Perspective
Exterior Perspective
Exterior Perspective
Exterior Perspective