Bookshelf [R]

本棚 [R]( 2020 )

A bookshelf designed for installation in a friend's office in Tokyo.

This shelf consists of three simple elements: shelf boards, back board beams, and side board pillars. By carefully valuing each element from a structural point of view, we aimed to reconstruct the shelves with an approach not found on commercial and ordinal shelves. The act of placing an object = load, and the scale of the components of the shelf are interactively related. Particular attention was paid to the arbitrarily set spacing of the side plates by installing the back plate beams in the center of the shelf and optimizing the beam diameter according to the span. The mechanism is the same as the system in which the morphology responds and the cross-sectional diameter of the trunk or branch of the plant is optimized by the history of the external force received. Furthermore, by using high-rigidity stainless steel for the shelf board, the thickness can be reduced to 1.5 mm, and by constructing the backboard beam with low-rigidity plywood, the change in beam sill is further emphasized. By mixing different materials, we think that the theme of "visualization of load" could be made clearer.

In shooting, we also tried the theme, "visualization of load". One magazine is regarded as one unit, and the load that can be borne by each shelf board is symbolically represented. Since the load secured by the shelf board is preset, the user side utlizes the shelf based on the physical sense. In other words, by intentionally setting a place where only light things can be placed, we believe that not only were the books packed tightly, but a sensuous bookshelf with coarseness and functionality was created.