teshima art museum by ryue nishizawa and rei naito on teshima island

teshima art museum, japan.  

the collaborative project was designed to interact with its wooded surrounding, pushing the tangible boundary between architecture and nature. two large elliptical openings define and orient the space while letting the interior collect pieces of the elements: pools of water accumulate on the floor and freely shift and migrate according to the breeze’s direction; the sounds from the sea and foliage reverberate through the open space while the ambiance is in constant change according to the sun’s position and time of day.