LE UFAN MUSUEM

Noashima Island, Japan
Tadao Ando
Published in Home Magazine
April/May 2017

 

There are two turning points in the trajectory of the islands, one in 2004 and the other in 2010. In 2004 Naoshima was catapulted to world class status as Ando’s Chichu Art Museum gently revealed itself above the surface, joining his other works on the Island such as the Benesse House Hotel and Le Ufan Museum. In all of his works on the island walls slice the earth, creating divisions and axial focal points. Ramps, stairs and vestibules fluctuate within and above the earth’s surface, exposing tantalising glimpses of ocean, sky, burnt orange embankments and lush green bush. Deep concrete chambers plummet beneath the surface, spilling into open cliff top courtyards.

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