Glass Art Gallery

Lead DesignerJun Murata
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Effective lighting and illumination planning were required, after considering the harmony with silver patterned existence outer wall. Indirect light in the upper part of a slit and a core illuminates the interior in the evening, and a gorgeous expression appears in the twilight and creates the scene like the crystal of glass.
The frontal road of the site is very busy by huge trailers and dump tracks for Osaka Port. The environment was very inferior by continuous vibration and an intense row. Easy maintenance as well as earthquake resistance, sound insulation and lighting were also satisfied, so square glass blocks was adopted. Various glass blocks with opaqueness, translucency and wave patterns are arranged by a certain design rule. Lights and shadows colored vividly are brought to the simple interior space.


1976 Born in Osaka
1999 Graduated Kinki University, Faculty of Engineering / Shinichi Ogawa Lab.
1999 Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates / Associate Architect
In charge of domestic works and photograph : White Temple / Metal Office / Silent Office / Breathing Factory / House in Ise / House in Matsusaka - Parametric Fragments, and international projects and competitions.
2005 TYMDL / Partner
2006- ‚ÄčTeaching at AEDD, Faculty of Design Tech., OS Univ.
2014- ‚ÄčTeaching at Department of Architecture, Setsunan Univ

2012 JAM Arc. / Founder

JAM's various creative design works are based on the knowledge cultivated by the experience of practical architecture, the method of the architectural education, and various experiences of design trips abroad.

The main range of the his design activities are the fields of Living Space, interior, Architecture, Landscape and Photograph - and it will probably be expanded to Installation, Graphic, Furniture and Industrial design, etc.