Ine Town is located in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Ine Town is famous for its “Ine no Funaya,” which, along with the calm waves of Ine Bay, has nurtured a unique lifestyle and culture that is still used as part of daily life.
KINOshita lab./Kyoto institute of technology and KINO architects were selected as the winner of the architecture proposal to utilize the buildings in the traditional building preservation district of Ine Town. The aim of the project is to create a library to promote the town’s culture and multi-generational exchange. While restoring the exterior of the building to its original appearance, we propose to place the “book storehouse” in harmony with the townscape of Ine Town. The aim is to create a place like a home where people from all walks of life, from children to the elderly, can casually drop by.