Studio Akane Moriyama was commissioned to create curtains for 4 floors in the newly-built school building for Kyoto University of Foreign Language. The semi-transparent curtains cooperate with glazed walls in the lecture rooms in order to create enclosure yet openness to the corridor. Textile of different colors and patterns were used for the different floors so that users can recognize and navigate within the building. Subtle patterns of gold and silver appear when the curtains catch the light.
Scope Curtain Design
Location Kyoto, Japan
Site Kyoto University of Foreign Language Shin 4-goukan
Architect C+A Coelacanth and Associates, Tokyo
Material Fire-retardant polyester fabric with silver/gold print
Photographer Daichi Ano, Yasushi Ichikawa
Team Studio Akane Moriyama Mirjam Hemström, Akane Moriyama