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Hiroki Oda Museum, Gamo-gun, Shiga, Japan

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This museum gallery displays the works drawn by contemporary Japanese artist Hiroki Oda. The artist draws from the sunrise to the sunset and so makes use of the influence of natural light only in his works.

The gallery was designed by Japanese Architect Tadao Ando specifically to provide the artist with a natural daylight environment within which to work. Natural light is obtained through the roof, the glass walls, and is reflected off the shallow pool in front of the building.

The public opening times of the gallery reflect the natural daylight hours of the seasons, and the local weather conditions.

Akihiko Kawabata of dpa lighting consultants Japan assisted the architect by providing daylight studies for the size of the roof lights, transmission coefficients of the
glass walls, and the diffusion of light inside. No artificial lighting has been installed in the building.

   "Right Light, Right Place, Right Time"