Jesse Reiser

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In this publication, Greg Lynn, Jesse Reiser, and Nanako Umemoto discuss RUR’s entry to the competition for the Kansai-kan, or Kansai branch, of the National Diet Library in Kyoto, a project that pairs an automated system for storing and retrieving library materials with a fluid landscape of public and research spaces distributed across three interconnected, sloping levels. RUR’s design, which was a finalist in the 1995 competition, fulfils the conventional program of a library—information storage and access—while addressing both the explosion of digital tectonics in surface modelling and new library technologies. The design process began with hand drawings and wax models; ...

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