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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa

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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
© Iwan Baan

Hiroshi Senju Museum, designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa is an art by itself. The museum opened in October 2011 and possesses around 100 works by Hiroshi, a Japanese painter known for his large scale waterfall paintings. 


"Senju asked me to create an open, luminous space where people would observe his works, relax and spend time in contemplation. The museum, which gently hugs the natural slope of the site, has lighting controlled by deep eaves, silver screens, and UV cut glass while allowing in the greenery. The open space was designed to unite Kazurizawaʼs nature and Senjuʼs art. I wanted to create a union of park and space that felt as inviting as a private living room."
          -Ryue Nishizawa, architect

All photos below are work of a professional architecture photographer Iwan Baan.

Photo of people walking into the museum at the entrance
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of people observing the art inside of museum by the window
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of museum interiors
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
© Iwan Baan

Photo of people walking through museum
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of small garden in the glass hole inside of museum
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of people watching the art inside of dark room
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of person walking through the museum
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of museum building as seen from the air above the parking lot
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of vegetation inside of glass gardens
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Photo of walkway through the garden
Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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Modern Architecture: Amazing Hiroshi Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa
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