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Museum for Architectural Models Opens in Japan

Hyperallergic’s Claire Voon reports that Archi-Depot, a museum dedicated to the collection and exhibition of architectural models, the first of its kind in Japan, is now open.

The museum was started by Warehouse TERRADA, a company that specializes in the storage of art and various luxury goods. The museum is 4,900 square feet, with ceilings that are seventeen feet high. Models from architects like Riken Yamamoto, Shigeru Ban, and Kengo Kuma, who was commissioned to design the stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, each have a quick response code which, when scanned, takes viewers to blueprints and documentation related to the models, as well as providing more information on the architect’s work.

The museum plans on having a full program of exhibitions and educational events.