A Fruit Museum, go figure...

Seriously now, Itsuko Hasegawa is one of the best Japanese modern architects and the one responsible for the great design of the Museum of Fruit from Yamanashi, Japan. The complex was finished in 1995, with the work on the design beginning in 1992. There are three buildings, the Plaza, the Workshop and the Tropical Greenhouse. 

The subject is not the relation human-nature, at least not directly. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a museum dedicated to fruits is the respect and the special relationship between us and nature. As we see, the complex is open, it's lightweight, the environment is in a permanent dialogue with the buildings and the visitors, the best example is the Plaza.

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