This from ARCspace.com: The National Museum in Osaka, Japan opened today. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli, the museum was built completely underground due to the constraints imposed by the site. The bold form you’re seeing here, then, is essentially an occupiable skylite and roof, designed to give the city a new civic icon. Check out the section – I’m going to venture to say that he’s re-presenting the decorative shed underground, and thats just crazy enough to work.
The musuem has opened with an exhibit from its permanent collection as well as a temporary Duchamp exhibition.