Media Commons in Kyoto University Library


renovation; furniture design; interior design


Kitamura Takuya, Ota Hiroto, Tanaka Kenichiro, Shido Takumi, Shindo Takuya, Hayashi Kazuki, Yamada Ayane


Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan


ZYCC.CORPORATION, arc co., ltd.

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What is expected as the function of libraries? This has changed dynamically, and “sharing” has become the key concept. This new media commons contains not only private spaces, but also interactive learning spaces composed of 2-4 people and possibly viewing spaces for more people. We loosely divided the interior space by the scale of these functions and inserted wooden fixtures to re-connect them together. These fixtures enhance the meeting of users and media, creating a new interface alluring users from tranquil spaces. By clearly showing activities occurring in Media Commons which possesses a wide range of media such as conventional analog scripts to contemporary digital files, we propose a new way to have a relationship with media and promote interactive learning.

Before renovation

Integrate dispersed media and use them as an interface

Large wooden bookshelf

Media bar utilizing beautiful scenery from big openings

Plan and section


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