Architect: Hitoshi Abe
Location: Shiogama, Miyagi, Giappone
Year built: 2004-2005
The hermetic rust-colored prism – a gap of 3 meters from the existing retaining wall mount – is connected to the road through a bastion of reinforced concrete in stone, on which are formed a pitch and parking. The building looks simple, almost anonymous, characterized only by the vibrant bark steel, by some sporadic “scrap” glazed by emergencies sculpture of a sharp gargoyle on the west facade of the shelter and L that marks the entrance on the eastern façade, as well as by a triangular hole digging the south-east edge allowing the atrium view of the panorama.
In the specific case, in fact, the apparent mutism of the container is opposed to an unpredictable and surprising articulation of the interior space, in which a bold reinterpretation of Raumplan Loos allows the construction of a “cluster” of environments which interpenetrate one in ‘another, causing each other’s unique morphological configuration with the exact coincidence between form and structure.
From the outside, the compact parallelepiped Corten steel stands on the edge of a quiet street in this suburb of the city of Sendai, standing with his sharp silhouette stereometric. Intended to house a private gallery.
sources; http://www.archinfo.it/hitoshi-abe-ssm-kanno-museum-of-art/0,1254,53_ART_197890,00.html; https://www.google.it/search?q=kanno+museum+of+art&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-visUfmqFuOF4ATm24CQCw&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1454&bih=690#imgrc=_; http://www.shift.jp.org/ja/archives/2007/07/13/kanno_5349.jpg; http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5429738499_f601a36c58.jpg;