Museum : Building or Product

The project is located in the heart of Shibuya Tokyo. This museum is to store the artifacts designed by Sori Yanag a Japanese product designer in its permanent collection while providing spaces for other temporary exhibitions of different product designers. Also the construction is to house a large event space as well as a museum store

How can this object on the landscape present itself as not a product or a building and both at the same time? Form and Graphic are used as a way to create a defamiliarizing relationship between building and passerby. An increased opacity in the void of normative apertures create a defamiliarizing affect on the facade of the edifice. The bulge and pattern on the base of the exterior are generated from the graphic nature of a Jacobean ruff that collides with pattern and field relationship remnant of a Mark Rothko / Barnett Newman painting to add to the defamiliar. The interior is a relationship between three systems an exterior skin, an interior structural skin and a fabric that winds up through the constructions interior. All the materiality inside is to assist in the building of this lucid atmosphere while emphasizing and exaggerating the perceived infinitude. 
Option Studio: Neil Denari : Formagraphics