Tomihiro Hoshino’s paints are extraordinary in their ability to express the most metaphysical of emotions within a structure, rigidity, and rhythm which is expressive in itself. Hoshino’s work is a dichotomy. His complex layering of colour, space, movement, texture and light is well restrained within the bounds of the canvas. The canvas itself becomes a tool of the story being express through Hoshino’s use of the negative, white space. Like Hoshino’s work the New Tomihiro museum of Shi-Ga is an emotive and expressive mixture of natural, earthy, textured material within ordered and restrained structure.
The catalyst for the New Tomihiro museum of Shi-Ga was Hoshino’s restrained yet powerful Pussy Willow.
I tried opening
one of them
because I thought
I would find a jewel
Through its axial structure and suggestive poetry the Pussy Willow implies a physical, tactile, textured and spac…ial relationship between the colour, pattern and the text as both pattern and meaning. The text itself, beyond offering poignant poetry, also provides us with a graphical relationship between meaning and space.
The architectural objects of New Tomihiro museum of Shi-Ga acts as do the branches of the Pussy Willow, giving structure, circulation, form and foundation. Along the branches of the New Tomihiro museum of Shi-Ga are the “jewels”, the internal objects that we navigate around and through. Furthermore the “jewels” give the spacial experience of the museum a unique quality of exploration and inclusiveness.
The site for the New Tomihiro Museum of Shi-Ga is an extraordinary part of an amazing landscape. Through modern times that landscape has gained many scars such as poor building placement, car parks, roads, dams and retaining walls. The New Tomihiro museum of Shi-Ga repairs the scars of past development. The PedeÕstrian circulation path provides stronger connectivity throughout the site, while also providing a safe and peaceful space for pedestrian activity protected from the existing road. Car parks are removed from the direct vicinity of the museum. This aids in the creation of a peaceful and harmonious site.
All exposed green areas are replanted with indigenous vegetation. This creates a density and intimacy throughout the site while also repairing scarrted areas. Also this increases the experience of open external spaces such as the pedestrian pathway and the outdoor display space.
The New Tomihiro museum of Shi-Ga is expected to be constructed in stages. All gallery spaces and administration areas will be completed while the existing museum remains in use. Following the completion and opening of the gallery and administration areas the existing museum will be demolished, allowing the research, reading, cafe and meeting room to be completed.