ryue nishizawa: teshima art project museum ryue nishizawa: teshima art project museum
may 20, 2010

ryue nishizawa: teshima art project museum

‘teshima art project museum’ image courtesy office ryue nishizawa

‘teshima art project museum’ designed by ryue nishizawa, co-founder of SANAA architects features an organic curved white pod structure which blends into the rice paddies and hillside landscapes of the teshima island.  the museum, reminiscent of a water droplet, is designed with no pillars and integrates openings into its shell structure allowing visitors to have view overlooking the sea side.

‘teshima art project museum’ is one of a series of commissioned projects initiated by entrepreneur and art collector soichiro fukutake with the goal of growing the cultural and creative hub of japan’s setouchi inland sea. the area in recent decades has seen a great decline in population leaving some islands abandoned. in undertaking this initiative, the inland is being redefined as a meeting point for contemporary art.

currently in construction, the opening of ryue nishizawa’s teshima art project museum will take place during the start of the 2010 setouchi international arts festival in july.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news