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Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China

Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China
Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China, © Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed its 10,440 square meter Wuxi Vanke arts and shopping complex, a renovated red brick cotton mill in Wuxi, China, featuring an aluminum-clad extension.

© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Drawing inspiration from the shape of the local Taihu stone, a water-worn limestone, the extension utilizes porous, aluminum-cast panels to create an "amoeba-shaped space" that juts out from the rigid structure of the existing brick. Each aluminum panel alternates with open space to give the building a waved outline.

© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Through the perforated facade, sunlight is able to filter into the interior of the building, creating a soft lighting for the arts space.

© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Furthermore, the building is surrounded by a similarly, wave-shaped pool of water that reflects the facade. 

© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China" 17 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785228/kengo-kuma-unveils-aluminum-clad-art-gallery-in-china/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

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