The careful combination of simplicity and intensity in its curation, display, architecture, and design mean that with only three installations, the museum is complete. It was also positioned as a must do experience in Naoshima. Located in the stunning island of Naoshima off the coast of the Seto Inland sea, the museum is mostly built underground to avoid disruption to the natural scenery. Finally, the coastal route arrives at Ando’s pièce de résistance — The Chichu Art Museum is Naoshima’s crowning highlight, an enormous, sunken sculpture of a building that defies a host of architectural conventions to provide the perfect environment for displaying the works of three extraordinary artists. Architect : Tadao Ando The museum was constructed in 2004 as a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people. Chichu Art Museum. The Chichu Art Museum MATERIAL: Concrete Steel Glass Wood 17. Located on a hillside just opposite Benesse House, the Chichu Museum, which opened to the public in July 2004, was created for a small group of art works by James Turrell, Walter De Maria and Claude Monet. Church on the Water Hokkaido (1985-88) 19. The Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima Island, Japan is one of the most unique art museums in the world. Considered to be one of the world’s best museum for contemporary art, Chichu Art Museum, designed by Tadao Ando and nestled deep underground on the island of Naoshima, is both an intimate environment and a world-class institution.We explore Chichu’s collections and investigate what makes this Japanese museum so special. However, I do think the most appealing part of Chuchu was its architecture by Tadao Ando, which you cannot really see from an aerial view, when visiting the Museum. Since then, he has built repeatedly on the island for the same client. This minimalistic museum is built to allow visitors to rethink the relationship between nature and people. These principles are taken to monumental proportions at the spectacular Chichu Art Museum — an entirely subterranean space built into the top of a mountain with three underground levels devoted to 10 works of art by three artists (Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria) that opened in 2010. The Chichu Art Museum (地中美術館, Chichū Bijutsukan) (literally "art museum in the earth") is a museum built directly into a southern portion of the island of Naoshima in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.It was designed by architect Tadao Ando and opened to the public on July 18, 2004. The Chichu Art Museum Internal Spaces 18. Chichu Art Museum, interior ramp. Head over to Chichu Art Museum for a breath of fresh air. RUKKO HOUSING, JAPAN. The Modern Art Museum (2002) 21. The museum was designed by Tadao Ando and it is considered the crowning jewel of all of the artworks on Naoshima. The Chichu Art Museum is a really cool work of art that is both a museum and an artwork in itself. The wow factor of this Chichu Art Museum started from its website when you book the ticket in advance. Project : Chichu Art Museum Location : Naoshima Island, Japan. The Chichu Art Museum (地中美術館, Chichū Bijutsukan) is a unique modern art museum built into a hillside overlooking the southern coast of Naoshima.The museum building, designed by Ando Tadao and itself a work of art, is mostly located underground and solely utilizes natural light … (1983) 20.