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General Information
There are fourteen buildings on the property, eight of which you may visit on a scheduled tour. All built on a South-facing slope and landscaped over the years by Nakashima, the Showroom was built in 1954, the Conoid Studio in 1957, the Minguren Museum in 1967, and the Reception House in 1975. The Conoid Studio roof was an experimental reinforced concrete shell, the Minguren Museum roof is a plywood Hyperbolic Paraboloid shell. There are two other Conoid Shells and two Hyperbolic Paraboloid shells elsewhere on the property, illustrating his skill and fascination with thin-shell construction.

Visiting Hours
We invite you to our open house Saturday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm, to see examples of past and current work in the Showroom and Conoid Studio. Feel free to take a self-guided tour of the Showroom, Finishing Room, and Studio during these hours. No appointment necessary. Please note we are closed the following Saturdays in the year of 2017: April 15th, May 27th, August 12th and 19th, September 2nd, November 25th, and December 23rd and 30th.
Guided Group Tours
We offer guided group tours at 10 am on the first or second Saturday of selective months in 2017: March 4th, April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 9th and October 7th. On these tours, eight of our buildings are open to visit. We ask for a minimum of $40 donation per person to the Nakashima Foundation for Peace. Email or call us for more information about scheduling a tour between March and October.

Site Map
Click here to download a printable PDF of a map of the grounds.

Please Note
1. Please wear comfortable shoes as our property is set in the woods and has no paved paths. We ask that shoes be removed before entering the Conoid Studio and Reception House.

2. Although we allow photography on the property, we ask that you refrain while inside the buildings.