Ben Nagaoka’s ‘Yamakoya’ wins Gold Prize in this year’s JCD (Japanese Commercial Environment Designers Association) design awards for ‘Communication design in the commercial environment’.

The Yamakoya (wood-log cabin in Japanese) is a structure designed specifically for private research focusing on local history within the Ina-Higashi Elementary School library in Japan. The wooden form, built into the corner of the library, comprises open shelving and storage space, a 4-person table for group work and smaller more private areas designated to individual study.


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