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Museums of Japan
The aim of the project was to analyse the evolution of museums in different countries and understand the architectural and cultural influence that the respective country has had on the same.
Complexity and contrast are the keynotes of life in Japan- A staunch cultural society yet one the most advanced nations of the world.
Very carefully adapting to foreign influences, the country has still maintained its Japanese core with utmost integrity, thus having western elements with strong cultural aesthetics.
The surge of developing Museums began with various causes and styles that the socio cultural and economic conditions demanded. But one thing that stayed constant was nationalism and belief in Zen philosophy, Japanese culture and their rootedness to it. Through each pass of global iterations, a little more of the base culture is lost, resulting in a design that is more and more part of the global identity.
After studying each and every museum and the design elements within along with the different design ideologies of their respective architects it is safe to conclude that Japanese architecture stands true to its traditions till date. The designs of Japanese modernism, as seen in the many museums can be looked at in a way that doesn’t shy away from tradition, yet does not fully embrace the new western trend. The bases of Japanese design that always maintains and thrives upon, creating their own architectural identity that will always be a part of whatever trend may affect the nation.
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