Xing Kiln Museum / YCA

Xing Kiln Museum / YCA

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Jingtai, China
  • Architects: YCA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  10890
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :He Chen
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Marco polo, Nippon
  • Project Management : Yiqiang Meng
  • Construction Drawing Design : Zhongxu Planning & Architecture Design
  • Animation : Frank Jiang
  • Client : Neiqiu Tourist Administration
  • Design Team : Yanchuan Liu, Xiaowei Tong, Jie Yang, Jianlong Ma, Zizhuang Zheng, Yuanchen Wei, Yali
  • City : Jingtai
  • Country : China
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Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Image 3 of 45
exterior. Image © He Chen

Text description provided by the architects. Xing white porcelain is an important part in the history of Chinese porcelain development. Its invention and production broke the situation that celadon dominated the world since the Shang Dynasty, andopened up the famous "Celadon South & White North" phenomenon in the history of Chinese ceramics.

Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Cityscape
birdview. Image © He Chen
Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Image 6 of 45
top view. Image © He Chen

With theacknowledgement of the Xing Kiln Ruins in 2012, to design and build a museum displaying Xing porcelain culture has become an inevitable choice for local government.

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Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Image 9 of 45
exterior. Image © He Chen

Internal research, office space and equipment rooms are like a wall that separates the museum from the messy everyday environment of surrounding farmlands and low-dilapidated buildings; inside the wall is an open gallery that surrounds a pool elevated from the ground; the exhibition space open to public is like seven pieces of rustic porcelain floating above the water; below the pool is a continuous space containing the entrance and main exhibition hall; symmetrical but plausible wide steps connect the ring gallery, pool and square on the north side.

Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Facade
exterior. Image © He Chen
Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Waterfront
exterior. Image © He Chen

Porcelain showrooms and corresponding ancillary facilities vary in size. In order to bring them together as a whole, circle packing algorithm is used in the design as geometric control diagrams.

Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Image 20 of 45
interior. Image © He Chen

Visitors walking along the square open gallery, wherever they are, will be attracted by the bowl-shaped forms in the middle. During the summer walk, they can appreciate the ripples of light reflected from the clear water at the bottom of the curved outer wall; in the winter, the warm sunlight will freeze the most beautiful moments.

Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Image 5 of 45
interior. Image © He Chen
Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Stairs
interior. Image © He Chen

Xing Porcelain originated in Sui dynasty, and flourished in Tang dynasty. The Great Tang Empire’s vigor and the simplicity of the square and the circle must be related somehow. How to use square and circle in contemporary times? This is our thinking and answer.

Xing Kiln Museum / YCA - Image 28 of 45
exterior. Image © He Chen

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Address:Jingtai, Hebei, China

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Cite: "Xing Kiln Museum / YCA" 28 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/917716/xing-kiln-museum-yca> ISSN 0719-8884

exterior. Image © He Chen

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