The second materialized 'growing museumf, 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 Ce in 1937, shows the original concept of the
'19th Century Hallf 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 Hallf 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.