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More often than not, Junya Ishigami’s creations stray from the narrow confines of what we expect architecture to be. His meticulously detailed drawings convey fantastical ideas and his mock-ups dispense ethereal qualities. The Japanese architect’s latest work is no exception.

While the movement of the sun creates distinct territories within, glazed openings on the 25-centimetre-thick load-bearing walls connect to the surrounding university.

In 2008, Ishigami completed his first built project — the KAIT Workshop — set on the campus of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Atsugi. When the career-making structure debuted, so too did a model of another project for the institution. What was then only an idea has now...

Junya Ishigami’s Latest Architectural Feat Lands at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Over a decade in the making, the new structure provides semi-outdoor space for students at the engineering school in Atsugi, Japan.

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