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Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs the "Ideal Museum" in Japan

01:00 - 1 February, 2014
Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs the "Ideal Museum" in Japan, © Odawara Art Foundation via WSJ
© Odawara Art Foundation via WSJ

“This is the worst space I have ever encountered,” claimed Hiroshi Sugimoto in regards to the OMA-designed main gallery space at Seoul’s Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Not a stranger to criticism, the Japanese photographer has decided to take museum design into his own hands, drafting what he claims to be the “ideal museum” on a coastal site in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture.