Just as the content of its exhibits, the museum building is quite modern in appearance. While the interior layout of main and secondary spaces borrow from the quadrangle courtyard concept in traditional Chinese architecture, the overall structure’s layered texture and simple shot-concrete walls combine to create a very modern effect. From a distance, the building itself could be mistaken for a modern sculpture!
At night, the colored lights projected onto the museum’s outer walls interplay with the street lamps, providing a pleasant nightscape for those in the vicinity. TFAM has extended its services on Saturday nights to 8:30pm, so you can double your pleasure—great works of art inside and brilliant night scenery outside, totally free of charge!
Next to TFAM is a European-looking building known as the “Taipei Story House,” converted from a tea merchant’s villa built during the Period of Japanese Occupation. When you’ve finished exploring the museum, stop by for a relaxing cup of tea in Tudor-style elegance!