The Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa Gets an Infusion of Nature

 - Nov 11, 2011
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This contemporary space is the Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa, designed by architectural firm Ryue Nishizawa.

What is truly innovative about the design for this Japanese art museum is that it features garden "pockets," which provide light as well as a natural element to the museum. With deep eaves and encased by "UV-cut" glass panels, each of these punctures of nature seem almost like a garden within a fish bowl. Further, in the center of the building rests what the designers call a "color leaf garden," which comprises 60,000 plants of 150 varieties. The floors of the Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa are also interesting, swelling and dipping depending on the contours of the land, describes the architects.

Located in Nagano, Japan, the Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa features artwork ranging from the late 70s to present day.

Image Credit: Daici Ano