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Nov
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Ryuei Nishizawa & Rei Naito : Teshima Art Museum (Matrix)

An elliptical, razor-edged oculus provides dramatic views of the sky within the upper surface, while the lower surface exhibits continually shifting pools of water that reflect this view. The result is a focused experience situated between land and sky—design at its most minimal and primeval state.

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

Teshima Art Museum
Images :  Noboru Morikawa
2010

The Teshima Art Museum, architect Ryuei Nishizawa’s collaboration with sculptor Rei Naito, nestles into the earth so as not to disturb the natural appearance of the site. Made up of a single concrete pod structure with no pillars. The design resembles a droplet of water. And in the same way that rain interacts with the earth, the structure appears to blend and sink into its surrounding hills. The structure was designed specifically to house this single work titled “Matrix” by Rei Naito. The piece, whose title connotes imagery of a motherly figure giving birth to life, is characterized by moisture from underground water that seeps up onto the surface.

The randomly accumulating droplets of water dance across the floor, as if dictated by their own volition, but actually guided by the wind that enters the structure through 2 oval openings on the ceiling. Everything about the structure, they way it was designed, as an amalgam of art and architecture, to the art that it houses, is meant to illuminate the presence of nature. [Extract : Spoon & Tamago]

Rei Naito : Interview

Ryuei Nishizawa : Website

Noburo Morikawa : Photography


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