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China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 22:00 - 17 February, 2016
China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates
China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Eiichi Kano
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© Eiichi Kano
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From the architect. The folk art museum stands in the campus of China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. The site was formerly a tea field that formed a hillside.

© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

Our point was to design a museum from which the ground below can be felt, by continuing the building’s floors that follow the ups and downs of the slope.

© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

Planning is based on geometric division in the units of parallelogram to deal with the intricate topography. Each unit has a small individual roof, so the outlook became like a village that evokes a view of extending tiled roofs.

© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

The outer wall is covered with a screen of tiles hung up by stainless wires, and it controls the volume of sunlight coming into the rooms inside.

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© Eiichi Kano
Detail 1
Detail 1
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© Eiichi Kano

Old tiles for both the screen and the roof came from local houses. Their sizes are all different, and that helps the architecture merge into the ground naturally.

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© Eiichi Kano
Structure Diagram
Structure Diagram
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3 Comments

bibi · February 21, 2016

i haven't seen any kuma thing looking that appealing for ages. but the interior design leaves me very skeptical... and i wonder how those floating tiles would react to forceful winds.

Taneli000 · February 18, 2016

Has Kenzo Kuma been a consultant of a planned project in Helsinki for a local company?
http://verstasarkkitehdit.fi/p...

Croco Dile · February 18, 2016

"....Our point was to design a museum from which the ground below can be felt..."

Then the perception of the space by people was not the point of the design, that's clear.

Everything inside looks fractured and annoying.
Such an academic approach is wrong in my opinion. Nothing good can come out of a two-dimensional approach.

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中国美术学院民俗艺术博物馆 / 隈研吾建筑都市事务所