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Japan 2000Nasu History Museum


The core in the center accommodating storage and office spaces provides structural strength to the architecture, whereas the circumference consisting of transparent glass wall supported by solid steel pillars accounts for the museum being transparent and integrated with external landscape. Inside the glazed walls are movable, light shielding panels made of aluminum expanded metal with thatch glued onto it that control the amount of light and views. These panels were developed in collaboration with the plasterer Akira Kusumi.

Team Shoji Oshio, Kenji Miyahara, Susumu Yasukouchi* Construction KAWADA Industries Cooperation Nakata Structural Design Office Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Publication Nikkei Architecture 2004/06/28 No.773 , Shinkenchiku 2000/12 , Shinkenchiku 2000/11 , GA JAPAN 47 2000/11-12 , Nikkei Architecture 2000/10/16 , Shoten Kenchiku 2000/08 Photography ©︎ Peppe Maisto