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CompanyKawazoe Architects
Lead DesignersJunichiro Kawazoe
Design TeamKawazoe Architects
Project LocationHimeji City, Hyogo Prefecture,Japan
ClientGLENBARRA holdings
Creditsphoto:Stirling Elmendor
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Museum, Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions
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Entry Description

The building is adjacent to the owner's residence.
“Enjoying the stored paintings in daily life” is the heart of the concept from the beginning.
The building is planned taking advantage of the characteristics of the L-shaped deformation area facing the intersection.
The exterior of the museum has no windows and only a few horizontal slits.
Some glass blocks are provided on the indoor floor, reflected light from the floor is put in the room.
You can enjoy the exhibition while moving the space to the 1st floor, the 2nd floor, and the 2nd floor in a spiral shape.


We offer architecture design,excitement and deep emotion.

We are a design office based in Japan, Kobe.
We accept offer from overseas as well.

・Architectural planning, planning, designing, supervision
achievement: residence, apartment, office, nursery, welfare facility, shop
・funiture design

corporate identity
 Timeless design
 Minimal design
 Relationship between inner and outer space

Awards and Prize

・The 18th Hyogo Prefectural Governor Prize
・The International Design Awards (IDA 13th /USA) Gold
・2020 Architecture MasterPrize Honorable Mention
・DNA Paris Design Awards 2021 Honorable Mention
・2021 Architecture MasterPrize Honorable Mention
・2022 A' Design Award SILVER