Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE

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Echigo-Tsumari is blessed with the bounties of nature, but the site for this building was the town, and special conditions applied. My aim was a building with attractive spaces and architectural characteristics able to attract visitors in their own right. Further, I believe that the structure must enfold nature, which I chose to represent with a pool. For the surrounding space, I chose a pure geometic shape, the square, more beautiful than any other form. It would function to bring new order to a jumbled and messy townspace.Exposed concrete and lavish use of glass would give a quiet appearance to the building, separating the peaceful interior from the noisy outside. Inside, rooms are nested inside each other, a traditional form in Japanese architecture, found in sacred places such as temples and shrines. The building has been renovated and re-opened as a new museum, the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE in July 2012.

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  • artwork no.

    T025

  • year of
    production

    2003

  • time

    10:00 - 17:00

  • price

    Adult JPY800 / Children age below 15 JPY400

  • rest

    Wed (or Thur if Wed is national holiday)

  • area

    Tokamachi

  • village

    Kinare

  • map code

    140181258*11

  • relation site

    http://www.smcak.jp

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