Benesse House Museum, Naoshima – Tadao Ando

The Benesse House Museum opened in 1992 as a facility integrating a museum with a hotel, based on the concept “Coexistence of nature, art and architecture.” The facility consists of four buildings, all designed by Tadao Ando: Museum, Oval (opened in 1995), Park and Beach (both opened in 2006) in the island of Naoshima.

The Museum, which performs the complex’s principal function of displaying art, is an imposing structure open to the outside world, and visitors can sense the presence of nature even inside the building.

Further Reading:  Insular Insight – Where Art and Architecture Conspire with Nature