Another architectural marvel has been unveiled – this time – by the master that is Kengo Kuma who has designed the home of the Comico Art Museum.

Based out of Japan’s Ōita, the museum is world-renowned for its contemporary art just as much as the hot springs, only a short walk away from the space. Within the multi-storey museum there are two exhibition rooms, both overseeing a shallow pool as well as a second floor featuring wood and Washi, a traditional Japanese paper, to furnish the space.

The brief for the space was to integrate the property into the existing environment and the designer achieved this through connecting the entire venue by surrounding gardens. Kuma utilised the technique of Yakisugi, a wood preservation tactic which burns timber to craft a more durable material.

Explore the space below.