Look Inside Kengo Kuma's Recently Completed Comico Art Museum

Created to be at one with nature.

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Kengo Kuma’s latest work is the Comico Art Museum. Located in Japan’s Ōita prefecture, the space for contemporary is famous for its close proximity to a hot spring resort which, in turn, has led to a local culture fostering in the town. The aim for the building was to integrate the building into its surroundings and the designer has done so by using a traditional method of wood preservation called Yakisugi, which burns timber in order to create a more durable material.

The interior of the building consists of 2 exhibition rooms that both look over a shallow pool, while the second floor uses wood and Washi, a traditional Japanese paper, to furnish the space. There’s also a garden that surrounds the building, ensuring the space connects with nature in a natural manner. Take a look at the gallery above to see the space for yourself.

In related news, Kuma recently tackled air pollution via a breathing origami sculpture.

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