The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma: Arata Isozaki
Arata Iozaki is one of the most prolific and creative personalities inontemporary architecture. The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, arguably therchitect's masterwork, was the first in a line of commissions for modern andontemporary art museums on a worldwide scale. Completed in 1974 it wasefurbished and extended by Isozaki in 1994. The museum is located in theural surroundings of the Gunma-no-Mori park, and is the most completeealization by Isozaki of conceptual architectural approach - a pristine,ssential structure composed of an arrangement of cubes taking the form of aarge rectangular block with projecting wings. The 1994 addition consists of cube added to the main entrance facade housing the new Highvision Theatre,nd a restaurant which occupies part of the area beneath one of the wings.
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12 m cube Aiko aluminium Alvar Aalto Antonin Raymond Arata lsozaki art museum Associates lSBN auditorium axis bilateral symmetry block Bruno Taut building centre Charles Rennie Mackintosh columns conceptual architecture concrete cubic framework Dadaism elevated entrance hall entry exhibition rooms exhibition space Expo 70 expressionistic architecture extended Festival Plaza floor level front glass Gunma Museum Gunma Prefectural Gunma Prefectural Museum Gunma-no-mori Park Highvision Theatre Japan Architect Japanese Architecture Japanese Art wing Japanese Gallery Kenneth Frampton lndustry lsozaki's Museum main stair metaphor mirror Modem Art Modern Art Museum of Modern neutral Oita Prefectural Library Palladium Club park entrance Partners lSBN pavilions Permanent Exhibitions Gallery perspective ramp rectangle restaurant rows of cubes Schematic Design l-2 scheme sculpture second floor side Sol Lewitt stage steel stepped storage structure Superstudio surface Takasaki Temporary Exhibitions Gallery terrace tokonoma Tokyo traditional Japanese transparent wall western