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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

China Academy of Art Museum in Hangzhou by Kengo Kuma & Associates

 
March 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

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. 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. 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.

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  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: China Academy of Art Museum
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Client: China Academy of Arts
  • Program: museum, conference hall
  • Structural Design: Konishi Structural Engineers
  • Facility Design: P.T. Morimura & Associates
  • Site area: 11,279㎡
  • Total floor area: 4,970㎡
  • Construction period: January2013 to September 2015

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Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

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.

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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