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Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, Japan

Southern Kumamoto Public Building – design by Toyo Ito Architects

19 Mar 2013

Yatsushiro Museum

Design: Toyo Ito Architects

Location: Yatsushiro-shi, southern Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

Yatsushiro Municipal Museum Japan building
photo : Tomio Ohashi

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 Yatsushiro Municipal 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.


Location: Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto, Japan, East Asia

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