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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Ficelles -Ichihara Museum in Chiba, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

January 25th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

The renovation of the museum in the park near the lake in Ichi- hara city, Chiba, Japan. Roofs are like if the strings were surrounding the existing building. These strings are connecting the roof of the exiting building, garden on the ground, and the lakeside. Moreover, the parts of them become the spaces to connect outside to inside and visitors can walk around them.

Ichihara City Museum

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Ficelles -Ichihara museum
  • Location: Chiba, Japan
  • Program : museum
  • Plot area : 11,300 m2
  • Built area : 2,400 m2

Ichihara City Museum

When visitors walk on these strings, they can see many scenes such as mountains, hill, lake and forest. And visitors can see the inside exhibition of the museum, kids playing on the garden, while several events, and people taking a rest in the cafe.

Ichihara City Museum



Architect – Urbanist

1978 born in Nagoya JAPAN
2002 diploma of bachelor degree of architecture at university, Tokyo
2004 diploma of master degree of architecture and urbanism at graduate school of university, Tokyo
2003 MecanooArchitecten, Delft
2004 PPAG – PopelkaPoduschkaArchitekten, Vienna
2005 DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris
2009 founded office kotarohoriuchi architecture, Paris, Tokyo, Nagoya
2011 won Silver Award of JCD Design Award 2011


Ichihara City Museum

Kotaro HORIUCHI was born in 1978 in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN. He received a master degree in urbanism and architecture from graduate school of university,Tokyo JAPAN.

In 2009 he established his own Paris-based practice, Tokyo and Nagoya practices, after gaining experience through world renowned architecture firms such as: DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris, France), Mecanoo Architecten (Delft, The Netherlands), and PPAG – Popelka Poduschka Architekten (Vienna, Austria) from 2003 to 2009.

Ichihara City Museum

Kotaro HORIUCHI’s architectural design firm – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture- is headquartered in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN, works on multiple projects of architecture, urban design and interior design around the world.

He won Silver Award of JCD Design Award 2011.


Ichihara City Museum

Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

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