Lee Ufan Museum Japan, Naoshima Building, Tadao Ando Design, Architect, Photos

Lee Ufan Museum, Naoshima, Japan

Contemporary Japanese Building – design by Tadao Ando architect

12 Mar 2011

Lee Ufan Museum Japan

Date built: 2010

Architect: Tadao Ando

Location: Naoshima island, Kagawa Prefecture, southern Japan

A museum resulting from collaboration between the internationally acclaimed artist Lee Ufan, the celebrated 74-year-old Japanese-Korean minimalist, presently based mainly in Europe, and the architect Tadao Ando.

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photographs : Tadasu Yamamoto

The semi-underground structure designed by Tadao Ando houses paintings and sculptures by Lee spanning a period from the 1970s to the present day. Lee’s works resonate with Ando’s building, giving visitors an impression of both stillness and dynamism.

Positioned in isolation in a valley surrounded by mountains and sea, the museum offers a harmony between nature, architecture, and art, where visitors will be offered an opportunity to return to their original natures and to find time for quiet reflection in a society overflowing with material goods.

Area of Lee Ufan Museum: 32,349 sqft

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