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PROJECT SUMMARY

High-Tech Low-Tech

Sustainable research center featuring traditional woodworking methods

The French School of Asian Studies (EFEO) has an extensive library housed in a new building on a narrow site surrounded by neighboring buildings on three sides. Equipped with the most advanced technological features, the structure offers a prime example of sustainable development in modern construction.

Concurrently, time-honored Japanese woodworking methods were deployed, allowing the building to be erected rapidly.

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Combining high-tech and low-tech construction in contemporary building practice
 
“Sustainability? Balancing between tradition and new techniques” – Manuel Tardits
 
Acknowledgement prizes for responsive approach in Japan
 
“A manifesto in its own right that merges modern state-of-the-art technology with traditional artisanship” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Asia Pacific
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Project Details
Location
Kyoto, Japan
Authors
Benoît Jacquet
MAIN AUTHOR
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EFEO, Japan
Manuel Tardits
MAIN AUTHOR
Manuel Tardits
Mikan, Japan
Kiwako Kamo
FURTHER AUTHORS
Kiwako Kamo
Mikan, Japan
Prizes
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Asia Pacific
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