Shirasagi MuseumEdit profile
The white curving form of this museum by UA Architects in Utsunomiya, Japan, is located on a main thoroughfare between two roads facing north and south. Challenging the boundaries of public and private land ownership, it has been a constantly traversed path for over 30 years by the people of the local village. The owner of the site decided to make his art collection open for public display along this route. A 10 meter square study and exhibition room was built from traditional local materials with white, horizontal cladding. Drawing people in from the street the structure wraps itself around the site. The minimalist form has a circular, open space where both the surrounding landscape and works on display can be appreciated. Framed view shafts cast bold, direct light into the interior. The simple gesture of incorporating movement from the journey into the building, enhances the overall feeling of community in the area.
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