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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
© Eiichi Kano

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© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

Text description provided by the architects. 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
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© 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.

© Eiichi Kano
© 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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Cite: "China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates" 17 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782230/china-academy-of-arts-folk-art-museum-kengo-kuma-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
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