Byodoin Museum was planned as Japan’s first “Temple Museum” to allow the collection of national treasures and secure environment, and also to be on display. Most of the building volume was placed in the basement, because we had to care about the landscape of Byodoin temple as UNESCO’s a World Heritage Site and Japanese national treasure. We designed an abstract representation of Byodoin’s main hall (Hoo-do: Phoenix Hall) to harmonize in unity with this architecture and the landscape.
The Japan Art Academy’s Prize winning
The Japan Building Contractors Society’s Prize winning
The Architectural Institute of Japan’s Prize recommend
The Good Design Award’s Prize winning