Suntory Museum of Art

サントリー美術館

Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
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Suntory Museum of Art

Tokyo Midtown Garden side, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
2007.01
Museum
4,663.23 m2

My focus when designing this art museum was to create quiet space in the middle of a metropolis that is soothing and inviting. Vertical louvers made from white ceramic panels cover the façade, a design feature that controls the light while connecting the art museum to the garden outside. Movable screens with a sliding mechanism are provided inside the façade as a detail that allows the amount of light to be adjusted depending upon the display method chosen. This detail was inspired by an old-fashioned lattice window design called “Musougoshi” used in Japanese houses in an age when glass was not available.

Emirates Glass LEAF Awards for Commercial Building (public) (2008)

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