a-art house by kazuyo sejima for the inujima art house project a-art house by kazuyo sejima for the inujima art house project
oct 14, 2013

a-art house by kazuyo sejima for the inujima art house project

japanese architect kazuyo sejima has completed ‘a-art house’, a transparent, walk through pavilion with vibrant pink, red, and yellow floral motifs encompassing the exterior skin. the archetypal sculpture allows entry at one point, granting access to either the interior of the clear acrylic ring, or entry into a small rest area at its core. the organic enclosure is fitted with two silver stools, for pause and contemplation. fusing art and architecture, the ethereal space has a delicate flower pattern on its façade, whose semi-translucent chroma visually reveals the landscape to viewers standing inside of the volume. the anatomy of two sheer walls and ceiling exposes the entire panorama of surrounding scenery.

two transparent walls reveal the japanese landscape
image © iwan baan (also main image)



‘a-art house’ is designed as a part of the inujima art house project, an initiative developed thorough a collaboration of sejima and art director yuko hasegawa to beautify the village on the island of inujima in japan by installing exhibition pavilions among the traditional houses. three art galleries opened in 2010 — f-art house, s-art house, and i-art house — which display special artworks. two new galleries have opened in 2013 — a-art house and c-art house — which will exhibit works by five artists. 

at the core of the art house is a circular enclosure with two stools, for pause and contemplation
image © iwan baan

the clear acrylic ring has a vibrantly colored flower pattern on its exterior skin
image © iwan baan

visitors can enter and exit the art house through a single open space
image © iwan baan

a-art house by kazuyo sejima for the inujima art house project
photo by takashi homma / courtesy of art setouchi

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