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.