Located in Nishifunebashi, Chiba Prefecture, a suburb of Tokyo, Kanda & Oliveira was co-founded by Yuryo Kanda and De Oliveira in 2021. The pavilion focuses on modern art, and its purpose is to "promote multicultural communication".
Yuryo Kanda hopes to create a bridge with artists in the long run, so he established this museum to allow more artists to have exposure opportunities.
The current artists include Tomoko Hisamatsu, Tatsuto Horikoshi, Takeshi Tanaka, and will produce with "NISHIJI COLLECTION".
The museum building was designed by Ms. Mai Komuro from KOMPAS, who once represented Herzog & de Meuron and was responsible for the architectural design project of the M+ Museum in Hong Kong. K&O is Komuro's first comprehensive museum building project in Japan.
The exterior features black smoky tiles, echoing the museum's predecessor as a traditional warehouse. Seven zigzags with different heights create a strong impression on visitors.
The main exhibition hall of the museum is located on the third floor and has a space of up to 6 meters high. The space mainly adopts the light from the north. In addition to increasing the appreciation of the exhibits in order to obtain soft natural light, it can also enjoy the view of the pine forest belonging to the shrine in the north.
The exhibition on the 3rd floor is dominated by a large amount of natural light, which is combined with the high floor to create the greatest sense of space.
On the 2nd floor, natural light and lighting are combined with multi-line intervals and multi-layered textures to create a visually rich space.
The first floor is designed with simple strip lighting, which contrasts with the natural style of the third floor.
Each floor is designed with different lighting and interior styles, each with its own characteristics.
Address: 〒273-0031 No. 16-2, Nishifun 1-1-chome, Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture
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