the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Museum
  4. Japan
  5. Furuichi and Associates
  6. 2015
  7. Miyahata Ruins Museum / Furuichi and Associates

Miyahata Ruins Museum / Furuichi and Associates

  • 22:00 - 10 May, 2016
Miyahata Ruins Museum / Furuichi and Associates
© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa + 30

© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

Text description provided by the architects. A significant period in early Japanese history, the Jomon Period was around the 10th Century BC. In this period, people lived a hunter gatherer life in the northeast of Japan, and late Jomon ruins have been excavated in Miyahata, Fukushima Prefecture. There have been many significant finds and studies related to the Jomon people over the past 20 years. To accommodate the research, investigation, exhibition and educational needs of these studies, a museum became necessary.

© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

The site is facing some significant Jomon ruins. The context is a beautiful natural landscape. The design has an impressive roof structure with concrete walls and timber roof construction. The structures are expressed in the major internal spaces.

© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa
Detail
Detail
© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

In the beginning, the Jomos people lived in caves called grotta. Later the Jamon people came out of caves and made villages of circular-plan houses, still keeping and following the image of caves. To the entrance hall, a covered wooden roof using the imagery of caves was proposed and designed. The structure combines wood panels and wooden beams.

© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa
Plan 1
Plan 1
© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Miyahata Ruins Museum / Furuichi and Associates " 10 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787130/miyahata-ruins-museum-furuichi-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Shigeo Ogawa

日本宫原(Miyahata) 遗址博物馆 / Furuichi and Associates