Museum of Indigenous Knowledge in Manila by Kengo Kuma

November 03, 2015

Back to Nature

The Museum of Indigenous Knowledge may be planned for a busy street corner in Manila, but the nature-inspired design proposed by Japanese architect Kengu Kuma could easily have transported visitors back to the neolithic age.

The entrance to the museum is in the form of a giant rock arch, which gives visitors the impression of entering into a pre-historic cave as they descend to the exhibition spaces below.  The illusion is reinforced by the lush tropical plants, streams and rocks which cover almost every surface, in stark contrast to the cityscape which surrounds the museum.  This forms an ideal backdrop for the exhibits, which chronicle 4,000 years of the natural history of the Philippines.  Would probably also work well as the set for the next Jurassic Park movie. 

Links 

http://kkaa.co.jp/works/on-going/museum-of-indigenous-knowledge/

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