A single line slicing down the middle of a manmade lake, the Zaishui Art Museum is as bold as it is breathtaking. This stark, elegant form stands out against the blue-green water. Yet its scaleless simplicity harmonizes beautifully with the setting, yielding a delicate marriage of architecture and nature. While sunlight from above bathes the interior, lake water laps gently at its base, even coming inside and washing up against the concrete floor. In China, where the enormity of the open landscape so often dwarfs buildings, achieving such a balance is no small feat. Yet this was the ambitious goal of Junya Ishigami, one of Japan’s most daring designers practicing today.