mtka (murayama + kato architecture) has used a U-shaped rotating door to divide the 28 sqm interior of ACM gallery. located nearby tokyo’s shibuya crossing, the gallery incorporates a glass façade, behind which the floor-to-ceiling door rotates to separate the space with its opening and closing. the studio’s ingenious way to define and expand the small interior creates a lightweight atmosphere that focuses on the display of art on the gallery’s walls.
all images by kenta hasegawa
mtka has developed the project for ACM gallery, a space that specializes in the collaboration with artists and organizations from diverse backgrounds, including the young, the old, and the disabled. with the rotating door, the studio has attempted to create a clear symbol for the gallery within the busy surroundings of tokyo’s shibuya area, and use that symbol to define the interior space.
name: ACM gallery
architect: murayama + kato architecture / mtka
location: shibuya-ku, tokyo, japan
type: art gallery
floor area: 28.27 sqm
contractor: neu furniture works