The second materialized 'growing museumf, the National Museum
of Western Art in Tokyo, 1959, designed by Le Corbusier, assisted in detail
design and supervision of construction by three Japanese architects:
Kunio Maekawa, Junzo Sakakura, and Takamasa Yoshizaka, who all
were once desciples of Le Corbusier in Paris. The museum has a square plan
with side 41 meters, a size smaller than the Ahmadabad and the Chandigarh.
Le Corbusier's this sketch for the Contemporary Art Center in Paris,
as the eProject Ce in 1937, shows the original concept of the
'19th Century Hallf at the center of the National Museum of
Western Art in Tokyo. (two slender columns stand, a ramp to
the second floor, and lighting from the sky through ceiling)
(From "Le Corbusier, Oeuvre Complète 1934-38", Zurich)
The '19th Century Hallf at the center of the National Museum of
Western Art in Tokyo. Visitors enter this hall at first from the entrance,
and then go up to the second floor through a zigzag ramp.