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The K-Museum in Odaiba is a delightfully unique structure and about as postmodern as a building gets. It is no longer functioning as a museum but as a piece of architecture or almost a sculpture, its design still draw viewers and gets them wondering what the hell it is, or was. The building was designed by architect Makoto Sei Watanabe, who has designed several other museums, as well as corporate and university structures throughout Japan. The K-Museum was built in 1996 as part of the first wave of construction in Odaiba, located in Tokyo Bay and made of landfill. When the economic bubble burst, the museum closed without ever having had exhibits. The building was left stranded in the middle of abandoned fields, weeds and unfinished walkways. The building's reflective surfaces, contours and cubes let us reconsider what a building can be.
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The K-Museum in Odaiba is a delightfully unique structure and about as postmodern as a building gets. It is no longer functioning as a museum but as a piece of architecture or almost a sculpture, its design still draw viewers and gets them wondering what the hell it is, or was.  The building was designed by architect Makoto Sei Watanabe, who has designed several other museums, as well as corporate and university structures throughout Japan. The K-Museum was built in 1996 as part of the first wave of construction in Odaiba, located in Tokyo Bay and made of landfill.  When the economic bubble burst, the museum closed without ever having had exhibits.  The building was left stranded in the middle of abandoned fields, weeds and unfinished walkways. The building's reflective surfaces, contours and cubes let us reconsider what a building can be.