In late February 2023, I traveled to Naoshima for a holiday. First trip in a long time! Day2. Episode 2. It is a busy schedule for this day. In the morning, we will view the Naoshima House Project. After viewing the Minamidera Temple, we will visit the Tadao Ando Museum.
day2-2. ANDO MUSEUM
The exterior of the building shows no sense of design by Tadao Ando.
The Tadao Ando Museum is a separate lineage from the "House Project" and cannot be entered with a common ticket. Please note that you must pay the admission fee of 520 yen at the reception desk.
As you proceed from the reception area to the exhibition area, you will see a fusion of Japanese houses and concrete.
The museum is said to be constructed by keeping the existing building on the exterior and putting a concrete box inside it. As one would expect from Tadao Ando.
On display are photographs of Tadao Ando's architecture related to Naoshima, as well as rough sketches that appear to be from his early days. These are the ones we often saw in magazines and books..!
The rough sketches, drawn with a variety of tools including ballpoint pen, watercolor, and POSCA, all seemed to be full of vigor.
The "South Temple" that I just admired. Yes, it was exactly as this rough sketch.
Is it because he is a maestro so there is no blurring between the initial image and the finished product? Is it because he is Tadao Ando? Because the content is great to begin with? Amazing work.
Benesse House Park, where we will be staying this time. The design is based on the surrounding topography, the relationship between the buildings, and the views that people who spend time here will see.
A model of the Chichu Art Museum and the surrounding topography. Yes, yes, I went through here to get there. I remember going there through here.
The museum is basically lit by natural lighting from the upper windows. It is somewhat divine.
Some photos of the Chichu Art Museum under construction. Mosaic of the Monet Room! It was done by hand. 、、、、 Amazing labor.
The construction work was done in every nook and cranny of the building. It is apparent the hard work of the craftsmen involved in the construction.To be continued.
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