Daring and innovating, Japanese architects are breaking the codes of design by building their new museums in Scotland, in Finland and in Japan.
Museum V & A of Dundee, in Scotland
Building at the same time the stadium, where the Olympic Games of Tokyo will take place in 2020, Kengo Kuma has launched into a first museum in the United Kingdom. Representing Scottish cliffs, this cultural attraction reconnects the harbor of Dundee and its seafront by dedicating himself to design with fascinating exhibitions. An ode to minimalism! www.vam.ac.uk/dundee
The Transparent house of the Vijversburg Park, in Holland
Junya Ishigami breaks away from the usual codes by building this structure in transparent glass, comprising three long corridors whose curves support the roof. Following the topography of the site without undermining it, this place of encounters welcomes art shows, concerts and performances set forth by a flourishing programme. An unusual touch of Japonism! vijversburg.nl
Sumida Hokusai Museum, in Tokyo
Dedicated to the most well-known Japanese artists in the world, this museum built by Kazuyo Seijima, an architect to whom we owe the conception of Louvre Lens, owns 1500 original engravings. They are presented in a stainless steel cathedral whose facade of aluminum panels and glass gangways articulate all the interior spaces. A work in itself! hokusai-museum.jp