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CHICHU ART MUSEUM

Architect Tadao Ando, Naoshima Japan

BBSC 403: Matthew Colson

Form is used to create the perception of depth. •Heavy exposed concrete walls typical of Tadao Ando’s work. with light penetrating the darkness to highlight individual spaces. . heavy walls of earth. which in my imagination is an obscure place like a cave surrounded by thick. to be visited with light as a guide”. or a space of darkness lit only with a dim ray of light”. Tadao Ando: “In my forty years as an architect I have been looking for my own ‘matrix of space’. gallery spaces and day-lit atrium spaces. “The museum was intended. (physically and mentally).MUSEUM THEMES •The Museum is built underground with a series of dark transitional paths between. •Contemplate light from the side of darkness. in a celebration of darkness rather than light.

LIGHT & ART James Turrel exhibition (above) Claude Monet exhibition (above) Walter De Maria exhibition (above) Lighting is a fundamental theme in the museum. with exhibitions by James Turrel. Claude Monet and Walter De Maria. .

light penetrating darkness (in dark transition spaces).ANIMATION THEMES THEMES – Camera Motion & Music •Emphasise the museums two distinct characteristics of dark transitional paths & lit exhibitions and day-lit atrium spaces. anticipation to reaching the light source. drawn towards light which is penetrating darkness.Lighting •Light exposing materiality (monolithic concrete structure. •Emphasise the search for light. •Light as a guide. . •Light exposing form (sun-path. •Dark transitional spaces create sense of airiness & discomfort/suspense. •Music builds a sense of mystery/suspense in the search for light. surface penetrations). while a sense of calmness/melody in light. theatrical shadows). THEMES – Building Animation •Guided by light (formation of paths/stairs is to be animated in lit atrium/gallery spaces) •Perspective (obscured corridor spaces) •Materiality (concrete structure. surface penetrations) THEMES .

Opening Scene Opening scene stares into the opening of a dark passage. once music has set the mood for the transition from darkness to light (suspense to tranquillity). . (Small interruptions where introduction text slowly fades in and out. Note camera does not travel the full length of the passage in one frame but instead fades between locations. Observe glow at the end of a long passage and movement towards it in anticipation. overlay/fade still shots which explain the location). Create a sense of tension and suspense as camera moves into darkness.

and camera will follow the spiral motion up the staircase. Only a short transition to light. Movement towards the dark passage then fade out.Open Roof Atrium Space Stair-case will form/grow from the ground up. .

quiet moment. Sun-path and cloud movement to be animated and then.Opening Scene After short. accelerate toward next passage entrance once overcast and sky is dull. Travel into dark long passage…… . fade into open roof passage scene.

Central Atrium Suspense during movement through the dark corridor in anticipation of the exit into a day-lit atrium space. .

Central Atrium Stationary shot of sun-path as stair-case forms/grows from the ground up. . Then transition into the Walter De Maria gallery space. The camera will then climb up to second floor entrance into the next dark lobby space.

Fade out. .Walter De Maria Gallery Zoom in on sculpture and track sun-path.

glare and animate cloud movement. .James Turrel Gallery Fade in with mood remaining consistent with previous scene. Track sun-path.

A series of two-three still shots fading in and out. .Closing Scene Slow build up to the much anticipated transition from dark depths back into open daylight. A tranquil moment of contemplation in appreciation of a Tadao Ando’s masterpiece before final fade out.

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