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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.
Individuals and small groups can join the monthly tour provided by George Nakashima Woodworker, S.A. the first Saturday of each month from April through October. We ask that a minimum of $50 ($40 for students ages 12-17) per person be donated to the Nakashima Foundation for Peace. Please check the tours section on the Events page for monthly tour dates and time. Tours are available on a first come first serve basis and are quickly sold out.
To the heavens be peace, to the sky and the earth,
To the waters be peace, to plants and all trees,
To the Gods be peace, to Brahman be peace,
To all people be peace, again and again
– peace also to me!
Yajur Veda 36.17
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm on your face,
The rain fall softly on your fields,
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.…
Traditional Folk Blessing
Flowers every night
Blossom in the sky,
Peace in the Infinite,
At peace am I.