Karuizawa Museum Complex

Tokyo based architecture practice Yasui Hideo Atelier designed 'Karuizawa Museum Complex'
in Nagano-ken, Japan. Built next to Ryue Nishizawa's 'Hiroshi Senju Museum' , the annex design seeks to achieve a visual contrast from the curvilinear facility by drawing from the traditional craft of origami.


Lying low to the ground, the single-level building exhibits  a series of folds and pleats in its overall form.

The faceted surface creates a topography of its own, referencing the rolling peaks of the surrounding
Yatsugatake mountain. The angles and creases lend a sense of visual shift, changing the form of
the complex from different vantage points. Triangular windows clustered around the south facade provide
a level of transparency to balance out the solid nature of the titanium exterior.

Description from http://www.designboom.com

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