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CHICHU ART MUSEUM
Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea of souther Japan
Benesse Art Site is a multi-island art project that includes an underground museum (the only one in the world), outdoor sculpture park, artist work spaces and a hybrid hotel-museum for guests. It’s not easy to get to – the journey from Osaka involves multiple trains, transfers and a ferry – but that, of course, is the point.
Masterminded by architect Tadao Ando, the materials of each building are reduced to a minimum of concrete, iron, glass and wood.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center @ IIT, Rem Koolhaas
UN City by 3XN Studio
The atrium functions as the centre of daily life for the office, offering visual and physical connections across floors.