Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, photos by Iwan Baan

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The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum designed by Steven Holl Architects is nearly complete, and on schedule to open its doors to the public in a few short months.  Iwan Baan shows on his website a great photo set of the new museum which can be viewed here.

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© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, photos by Iwan Baan" 20 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=136793>

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    i’m sorry, but how on earth does this fit the context? it’s a pure “object building”, nothing more to it than that…

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    My thoughts exactly Dennis. I don’t know what are this people talking about, what context? The building is in the middle of nowhere, How exactly does it fits its conetext, someone explain that to me.

    Is it’s tree shaped?, is it made of or clad in local materials?, does it mimics its environment? Formaly speaking, does it adopts local building forms, or reinterprets them? is that snake like observation deck/exhibition space overlooking a nearby landmark? does its geometry comes, or matches, the local town grid (if any town at all nearby), etc, etc….

    Why do people above talk about how good it works the context?

    As Dennis said, it’s an “object building”, now there’s nothing wrong with that, I actually somehow like the building.

    Look at Tadao Ando, lots of object buildings in the middle of a forest, yet his projects do in fact work very well with the context.

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