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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 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
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DETAIL 12/2011

Architecture and Landscape

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