Inujima Art House Project

The tiny island of Inujima in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea was once a bustling copper refining town, but the population declined dramatically when the local industry shut down. In 2010, just 56 people lived there—and many of those inhabitants were more than 70 years old.

Recently, the island has been revived into a destination for art and architecture lovers. The industrial complex on the island was converted into the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum in 2008. Two years later, Architects Kazuyo Sejima & Associates created three immersive art pavilions—s-art house, f-art house, and i-art house—all connected by a pathway through the island. This year, a-art house and c-art house opened as well. To view more photos and videos of each of the art houses, visit the location pages below: