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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Yue Art Gallery / Tao Lei Architect Studio

  • 00:00 - 24 April, 2012
Yue Art Gallery / Tao Lei Architect Studio
Yue Art Gallery / Tao Lei Architect Studio, Courtesy of  tao lei architect studio
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  • Architects

    Tao Lei Architect Studio - Lei Tao, Bozhou Kang, Mingliang Zhao
  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Structure Design

    Qinghai Wang
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Text description provided by the architects. Commercial space plays a crucial role in the Yue art gallery. The original building is a typical factory built in 1980s with an 18 m * 18 m prefabricated roof truss, based on which it needs to rebuilt as a contemporary art gallery. A complete protection for a normal old factory seems not so worthy in this case, however, it deserves to seek more possibilities for its new exhibition function.

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Courtesy of tao lei architect studio

A new space form is inserted into the original framework of the factory. In order to maintain and emphasize the integrity of the original surface, the historical wall has nearly no links to the new lining and is protected entirely. Meanwhile, we plugged the homogeneous windows with new brick, which becomes a fresh texture bearing the depth of time. Thus, there is a sharp contrast between the two materials implying a renewed spirit born in the old building, which is also showing the instinct strength in the 798 art area.

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Courtesy of tao lei architect studio

In the 12m height space, commercial service space is inserted into the exhibition space for acquiring more exposition areas. These two spaces are connected by the textile-texture surface. Compared to the exhibition space, the commercial service is a reversed space, and vice versa: these are co-existing, mutual-reversed, inter-connected but defining clearly spaces.

drawing 01
drawing 01

The exhibition space not only achieves the most available areas and the field of view but also produces the great richness – the visitors could go through the commercial space and stay in different levels in a total space. A floating space, like the traditional Chinese imagery of mountains and waters, is thus formed in a merely 900 m2 space. Commercial spaces are blend in the exposition system. Through the translucent tube, people could feel an art atmosphere.

Courtesy of  tao lei architect studio
Courtesy of tao lei architect studio

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Yue Art Gallery / Tao Lei Architect Studio" 24 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/228765/yue-art-gallery-tao-lei-architect-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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