Recent technologies have enabled architects to accomplish incredible feats when working with subterranean construction, but the incredible thing about the Teshima Art Museum is the way in which it mimics the true topography if its natural surroundings.
Working within the existing physical features of the site's soil and grassy hills, Ryue Nishizawa and artist Rei Naito sculpted two immaculate bubbles formed of unbelievably expansive concrete domes. The organic curvatures are however far from geometric, and one can appreciate the way in which they rise and fall as one self-supported skin, just 25cm thick.
Within these surreal structures near Takamatsu Port, Japan, elliptical skylights bathe the cavernous exhibition spaces in pure sunlight. The Teshima Art Museum looks like a bit of ocean froth sitting on this coastal headland.
Photo Credits: Iwan Baan
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