This is a museum built to permanently exhibit the work of the artist Lee Ufan on the island of Naoshima. The museum was set into a gentle slope in order to allow it to merge with the natural landscape and to melt into the scenery. The building is composed from three rectangular rooms built into the ground, a closed triangular forecourt, and an approach path lined with parallel walls. Visitors enter the building by weaving around these walls that form the only elevation of the museum. The entrance to the exhibition spaces are reached only after temporarily entering the ground and reemerging within the triangular forecourt that frames the sky above. The three subterranean art spaces are attributed with different qualities of materiality, light, and scale in response to the artwork exhibited in each of the rooms. The details of the spaces were designed according to the preferences of the artist.
Il museo sarà il primo contenitore culturale interamente dedicato all’arte minimal di Lee Ufan, figura centrale del movimento artistico giapponese del "Mono-ha".
La collezione permanente si compone di dipinti e sculture realizzati da Ufan dal 1970 ai giorni nostri.
Il volume seminterrato si apre su una piazza - scultura affacciata sulla valle circostante e digradante sino al livello del mare.
Architect ：Tadao Ando Architect& Associates
Artist ：Lee Ufan
Construction ：Kajima Coorporation
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