The Artistic Island of Teshima
The island of Teshima, east of Naoshima, is the most recent location of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. In order to access this island you must take a boat, the only way to discover the treasures of the island. The main attraction is evidently the Teshima Art Museum, whose exterior shell, designed by architect Ryue Nishizawa, is formed after the shape of a drop of water touching the ground. Inside, there are two oval openings to the exterior and an exhibition by Rei Nato entitled Matrix, inwhich water flows slowly on the ground.
The Teshima Yokoo House, inaugurated in 2013, plays host to works by the artist Tadanori Yokoo. His works have been distributed across three spaces in a traditional Japanese house, renovated by the architect Yuko Nagayama. The color red is predominant through the scenography of the project, which explores themes of life and death.
Chiharu Shiota, Red Threads of the Soul
Last year, more than 660,000 people visited the retrospective 'Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles' exhibit at the Mori Art Museum.
LOVE2 HOUSE, Achieving Rich Living in Small Houses
After living in Tokyo for 10 years and relocating his office to Tokyo, architect Hosaka planned his second home, LOVE2 HOUSE.
A Japanese Escapade in the Heart of the Bay of the Somme
The 'Bruit de l'eau( ecolodge lets guests discover the Japanese culture and art of living, free from jetlag and in the heart of nature.
Sumographie, a Journey to the Land of Sumo Wrestlers
Very few people are authorised to enter the training rooms of sumo wrestlers, but David Prudhomme was lucky enough to have the opportunity.
A House Uniting Modernity with Okinawan Nature and Tradition
Atop a small hill in Nanjo City, Okinawa, there sits a large house with a concrete roof. It is the home-cum-office of Toshiyuki Igarashi.