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Minakata Kumagusu Museum

南方熊楠記念館新館

First prize at proposal competition.
Location of the site is rich in nature where it is surrounded by the mountain, river and the ocean of southern Kii peninsula. The project aim is to design a memorial hall of the local born world-famous natural historian Kumagusu Minakata where all his documents, specimens, monuments will be kept permanently and exhibited. Semi-arch and pin pillar are used on the ground  oor to create a light structure. Together with the exhibition room on the middle  oor and rooftop garden on the top, 3 < Blending, Closing ,Opening > layers respectively are created to ful€ ll the requirement of archive protection
as well as to adapt the architecture itself into the splendid neighboring environment.A large-size lantern printed with the Wakan-sansai-zue (an encyclopedia compiled in the Edo period) is allocated at the heart of the building to symbolizes the spirit of Minakata.

南方熊楠の貴重な資料を保存展示する博物館。

屋上の眺望(開)と番所山公園へ広がる1階エントランス(浸)に挟まれた2階の展示室(閉)を、光や風を内包する大きなランタンが貫く。

浸・閉・開の断面構成となっている。

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