About a year ago, this geometric architecture was born on the ground to contribute for Hokusai Katsushika (expert for Ukiyoe). The facade doesn’t seem to tell us a history rather it could tell us modern feeling and I like such contrast. This museum(Sumida Hokusai Museum) was designed by SANAA. You might have heard because it one of the well known team in the field of architecture in the word. I like their taste so they always take me to unique facade never seen before. At this time, two exhibitions had been held. One is permanent exhibition(for Hokusai) and another one is featured exhibition named “Kazuyo Sejima(SANAA) x Hokusai”. I’ll put featured one on following contents. Let’s check it out.
Since this facade is quite beautiful, I walked around museum before in, and shot many pictures. Then I put the most cool one.. don’t you think this edge of corner is lovely. haha
Dozens of people were walking into big slit or it can be called crack on the exterior wall. How looks inside will be.
Whoop, light comes from over crack on opposite wall and it reflected in the inside glass. Honestly, I didn’t expect this scene and it was beyond my expectation.
People who was walking next to museum also seems interested in “triangle slit”.
Once you enter this museum, we have to go observation floor in 4th where we supposed to start seeing works in this museum. There are several seats installed. At first I didn’t find these are made of styrofoam and wasn’t mounted on the floor.
The museum’s model showed up as part of featured exhibition at this time. I’m going to tell you a several study process by following images.
Many study of shapes laying out. There was a description on the wall to tell how design went forward.
Floor study. Umm geometric..
Stacking models. I wonder how many models made up for.
Scale 1/20. Surely you can see more detail in more scaled up models.
I went down to lower floor through this smooth star.
The space for second featured exhibition. There are several models which are designed by SANNA.
Sometimes I take picture with no reason behind. Just want to.
The sky over my head was blue so good for taking picture.
I couldn’t put picture for Ukiyoe’s floor because it wasn’t allowed to take photo so.. Anyway hope you find how good this museum was including facade. I can tell you that it easy to access to this museum and you can rarely meet like this museum even in Tokyo so I recommend to put this museum on your plan. I touched a bit about the route on the half of this article but again; Remember the regular route starts from 4th floor and down to lower floor to see, means you’re going to take elevator after buying ticket at first floor.
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