A Glimpse of Architecture: SSM/Kanno Museum of Art

Architecture is a discipline that has always fascinated me. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Tadao Ando to Zaha Hadid to the countless brilliant architects whose names I’m unaware of, the works of art from the world of architecture can be very inspiring.

As such, in this post, I’m going to share with you a work of architecture that I personally admire very much, the SSM/Kanno Museum of Art by Hitoshi Abe. I first came across his work when I was scanning pictures of art galleries for inspiration, and the all white, hexagonal structure with perforated walls quite simply took my breath away. (Hey, it’s my blog, I can be as cliche as I want to be.) Take, for example, this stairs—doesn’t it look like a stairway to heaven?

A stairway inside SSM Kanno Museum
I had to take a picture the moment I saw this, to add to my stock of inspiration.

Now I’m in no way trained in the discipline of architecture, so I’m not going to try to describe its splendor in details—there are plenty of sites out there that will do that for us. Suffice to say that the SSM/Kanno Museum of Art is yet another work of sumptuous imagination, a trait of works that always earns my respect whichever discipline it is. Enough of my feeble words—let the pictures speak for themselves (images from the official website of the gallery):

5 thumbnail images of SSM/Kanno Museum, showcasing its interior and exterior
For some reason, the official website only has thumbnail images of the museum 🙁

If you’re intrigued and want to see more (naturally, I guess), there are quite a number of them online, so do help yourself to them.

I expect myself to be sharing the works of other inspiring architects as I find them, so if you like this post, stay tuned.