Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, Kumamoto Development, Japan Building, Japanese Architecture, Architect
Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, Japan
Southern Kumamoto Public Building – design by Toyo Ito Architects
19 Mar 2013
Design: Toyo Ito Architects
Location: Yatsushiro-shi, southern Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Yatsushiro Municipal Museum image / information from Toyo Ito
Toyo Ito – Pritzker Prize winning Japanese architect
The building has two main architectural devices: glass walls that ring the entire museum and open it up to the natural light, and a darker yet airy roof canopy that resembles billowing sails.
Entry to the museum building is via a long ramp that winds up the hill to the second floor. Despite its futuristic appearance, the building seems to blend rather seamlessly with its historic “neighbor”, the Shohinken teahouse garden just across the street.
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