Japan 2021Edogawa City Eiko Kadono Childrens Literature Museum
We designed a museum on the hilltop of Nagisa Park in Edogawa City, Tokyo, where people can experience the world of the author Eiko Kadono, who originated “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.
We thought the architecture be designed starting with small units, like the little houses that often appear in the stories of Kadono.
We arrayed small boxes following the gentle slope of the hill, and overlaid roofs for them as if they would extend themselves lightly like blooming flowers.
Located at the bank of Edogawa river, the park offers rich natural environment – and we created an open space where people can enjoy Eiko Kadono’s vision of the world through the five physical senses.