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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 12/2011

Teshima Art Museum

Like a big drop of white concrete, the museum is embedded in the hilly landscape bordering the steep coastline of the island of Teshima. The white shell of concrete composed of free curves, exquisitely blurring the border between art and architecture, was realised by Ryue Nishizawa in close collaboration with the artist Rei Naito. A definite attraction for the culturally aware, Teshima Art Museum is intended to contribute to the revitalisation of the island, which suffered from an industrial waste scandal in the 1980s.

Architects: Office of Ryue Nishizawa, Tokyo
Ryue Nishizawa, Yusuke Ohi
Artist: Rei Naito, Tokyo

Teshima Art Museum

Teshima Art Museum

Café

Teshima Art Museum

Entrance area and museum

Teshima Art Museum

Entrance foyer

Teshima Art Museum

Café interior

Teshima Art Museum

Café interior

Teshima Art Museum

Café with meandering path around it

Teshima Art Museum

Similar to traditional places of worship, visitors do not approach the museum directly, but via a winding circumferential path leading through a small forest.

Teshima Art Museum

Teshima Art Museum

Museum's entrance

Teshima Art Museum

Maintenance day

Teshima Art Museum

Light is reflected by the wet concrete shell.

Village near Teshima Art Museum

The village nearby. All photos: Christian Schittich

Von Marion Griese
06.02.2012
Beton , Museum

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