Sunday, April 1, 2012

Museum Design | Nebuta House | Aomori | Japan | Molo Design


Nebuta House is a museum and centre for creative culture in the Northern Japanese city of Aomori. Over the project\’s course, the program evolved from housing and community facilities into a unique cultural building inspired by the craftsmanship and spirit of Aomori\’s Nebuta Festival. The festival, one of Japan\’s largest, is a form of storytelling during which heroes, demons and animals from history and myth come to life as large-scale, paper lanterns (Nebuta) illuminated from within. The building is a house for these mythical creatures, functionally meant to share the tradition, archive the history and nurture the future of this unique cultural art form..........more
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