The National Museum Of Western Art —Ala Champ
Ala Champ
00:00/

LABRUM DESIGNS NATIONAL SPORTS UNIFORM FOR SIERRA LEONE

The Official Kits are for all 16 Disciplines, including the 2020 Olympics

Beauty Innovation 2020

Tokyo-based Design Studio we+ Combine Light, Wind & Shadow For Their Latest Window Installation

CASA LEGADO

In Bogotá, Colombia, A Hotel That Feels Like A Home

KAGIZEN YOSHIFUSA

Kyoto's Traditional Sweet Shop in the Heart of the Renowned Geisha District

SEX MATTER

Legendary Japanese Artist Hajime Sorayama's Latest, Unrestrained, Sci-Fi Erotica

MARUHIRO

Architect Yusuke Seki's Store Interior of 25,000 Discarded Ceramics Continues It's Intended Legacy

DOUG WHEELER

Pioneer Of Light and Space Installations Creates His Latest Work At 81 Years Of Age

YEEZY SEASON 8

Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week Runway Show, Presented at Espace Niemeyer

KWANGHO LEE

The Seoul-based Designer Reimagining Ordinary Materials To Create The Extraordinary

MONA (Museum of Old And New Art)

A Pivotal and Radical Art Museum Situated in Tasmania

Belmond Andean Explorer

Panoramic Views & Impeccable Service on a Journey Through the Andes

CHEF KITAK LEE

On What It Takes To Make A Memorable Dining Experience

Teshima Art Museum

Architecture and Art Poetically Combined to Create a Harmonious Experience in the Seto Inland Sea

PARIS FASHION WEEK MENS AW20

Our Top 5 of the Best Collections This Autumn/Winter Season

NO FEAR OF GLASS

Sabine Marcelis Presents New Perspectives in Mies' Barcelona Pavilion

ZUIHŌ-IN

The Art of the Karesansui Garden Best Experienced at this Kyoto Temple

The National Museum Of Western Art

Tokyo's Iconic Museum Designed By Le Corbusier

June, 2017
The National Museum of Western Art © Ala Champ 2018

As Japan’s only museum dedicated to Western art, The National Museum of Western Art was initially founded by Kawasaki shipping magnate and industrialist Matsukata Kojiro in the early 1900’s. Dedicated to showcasing Western thought and art, the museum presents 15th-century icons to works by Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock.

Designed in 1959 by Le Corbusier, the building itself is a cultural icon and was recently listed under UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Located in Tokyo’s Ueno Park surrounded by various other institutions and universities, the museum’s pre-cast concrete rectangular structure stands robustly on tubular columns providing a stark distinction from the various galleries nearby. The Modernist structure reflects Le Corbusier’s key architectural formulas and grid structures, with additional detailing and construction supervision from three local Japanese architects and his apprentices at the time, Kunio Maekawa, Junzo Sakakura and Takamasa Yoshizaka, who later grew to become pivotal Japanese architects in their own right.

The National Museum of Western Art © Ala Champ 2018

The National Museum Of Western Art
7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku 
Tokyo 

The National Museum of Western Art © Ala Champ 2018
June, 2017