Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Gallery

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Sitting quietly but solidly amongst the city of Naha’s high rise apartments and office blocks is the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Gallery. A squat and strangely shaped building, turned inwards on itself, it is in stark contrast to its surroundings and welcome place of peace and alternative architecture in a fast developing city.

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The building was designed in reference to the old Okinawan Gusuku or castle. The reference is easily seen with its layers of thick walls, square cut outs suggestive of stone building and in its solidness.

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This entry was published on November 4, 2012 at 5:40 am and is filed under Architecture, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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