For a new museum dedicated to "the five senses and encounters" in Oita, Japan, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban brought his signature style out to play once again. That means lots of wood lattices (here, comprising a seemingly woven roof structure) and light-filled spaces, some of which—including a handful of exhibition areas—open up to the outdoors via glazed garage-door-like shutters that open upward and outward. The building also hosts a number of spaces open to the public, including a café and a civic-plaza-like foyer.
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