This Museum Was Designed to Look Like the Interior of a Cave

By: Mishal Omar - May 15, 2016
References: & dezeen
Designed by Architecture studio Furuichi and Associates in Japan, this museum roof was created to represent Japan's Jomon period.

The most riveting aspect of this museum is its multifaceted ceiling, which is made up of wooden structures that come out of the roof in a jagged, multi-dimensional fashion. The historical relevance of this building and location is also interesting since it was built on top of the ruins of a structure from the Jomon period -- which was between 12,000 and 3,000 BC. The cave-like appearance of this structure invokes the feeling of the "hunter-gatherer lifestyle" in which the people of this time lived. They went on to create their own structures that had a cave-like appearance and this museum aims to replicate that.

The museum has a large open space and also offers a view of the ruins from the Jomon period.