Kokeshi Museum

The Kokeshi museum project was about bringing an interior journey to a space with no interior, the proposal being to stack and alter shipping containers and place them into St Andrews Street, Glasgow.

The kokeshi museum tells the story of the Japanese kokeshi doll from the endo period to the modern day, incorporating traditional Japanese materials while remaining sympathetic to the Glasgow surroundings and shipping container environment.
The museum is an interactive and inspiring experience hosting its own kokeshi painting studio on the top floor, alongside a Japanese streetscape on the exterior of the museum.


Exterior finish stacked containers

Site survey

Painting studio interior

Shipping container proposal

Ground floor interior

Interactive experience