Teshima Art Museum | Ryue Nishizawa + Rei Naito

The Teshima Art Museum designed by the Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa in cooperation with the artist Rei Naito, is a space that must be seen to be… well it just must be seen, we’ll leave it at that.

Photography by © Iwan Baan

The museum’s central feature is its gracefully formed concrete shell which exists open to the elements, with two striking elliptical openings.

The shell is only 25cm thick, a sizing that seems adequate when compared against the human scale at the walk through openings, but quickly moves to the realm of the amazing when viewed at the bounding of the elliptical roof opening in the centre of the expansive roof. There are no columns, it is free, open, unbelievable space.

Photography by © Iwan Baan

Courtesy of Ryue Nishizawa + Rei Naito

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