Tomoya Glass Museum: Kengo Kuma’s next masterpiece set to open in 2015

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Known for presenting traditional architecture in new interpretations, and knock for projects including the Folding Art Museum and the Nezu Museum, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma brings us another great museum. Set to open in August 2015, the Tomoya Glass Museum is Kuma’s next masterpiece.

Kengo Kemu works with materials to achieve a lightness and correlation between both the users and the building. The Tomoya Glass Museum in Tomoya, Japan will be constructed with a combination of aluminium, stone and glass. These are all materials well sourced from the local area.

The facade will feature varied lengths of glass from which light will scatter and reflect. On the inside, the building remains largely inspired by the industrial heritage of the local area. Visitors will be welcomed by panels of timber that has been sourced locally, all across the atrium. The large amounts of glass and wood have been used to enhance light flowing into the interiors, and creating an airy environment. Part of a large regeneration site, the museum will also feature a civic library and house he headquarters of a bank.