Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP, the noted Japanese architecture studio, has completed the construction of a gorgeous underground library that aims to provide a tranquil and harmonious place in which to read and reflect whilst surrounded by the peaceful and natural environs of a sustainability-focused farm.
The simply-named 'Underground Library' is designed to provide a pleasant surprise to people visiting the Kurkku Fields sustainable farm located in Chiba in eastern Japan. The interior design of the structure well and truly pays homage to Japanese architectural language by combining pleasing timber with rustic concrete flooring and a glass wall, with a grass courtyard providing constant views of greenery and sunlight invited in to the space.
As far as its library-focused offerings are concerned, the space includes more than 3,000 books that Kurkku Fields states were chosen to "offer a unique spread and connection to poetry, philosophy, history, religion, science, and economics, with a focus on nature and agricultural lifestyles."
Image Credit: Kurkku Fields
This Underground Library is Situated Beneath a Sustainable Farm
1. Sustainable Underground Spaces - The creation of underground structures that align with environmentally conscious practices provides a unique opportunity for those wanting to innovate in sustainable building design.
2. Nature-focused Reading Spaces - The integration of literary spaces within the natural world presents an opportunity for businesses to cater to those seeking peaceful, nature-focused experiences through contemporary design.
3. Japanese-inspired Design - Incorporating traditional Japanese architectural elements into contemporary spaces can provide a unique experience for visitors, while also showcasing the beauty and elegance of Japanese design principles.
1. Architecture - Architects can incorporate elements of sustainable, underground spaces into their designs, creating unique spaces that prioritize both design and environmental responsibility.
2. Hospitality - Hotels and resorts can now cater to a growing demand for unique, nature-focused experiences by integrating literary spaces within their natural landscapes, providing guests with an inspired and tranquil environment.
3. Public Spaces - Public libraries, parks, and other civic institutions can embrace Japanese-inspired design to create welcoming, peaceful, and well-designed spaces that invite reflection and connection through literature and nature.