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All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 12, 2011 @ 8:38 am In Architecture | No Comments

Trace Architecture Office, green building, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, local materials, Museum of Handcraft Paper, China, Yunnan, bamboo, volcanic stone, natural lighting, natural ventilation [1]

The museum was built in a field next to Xinzhuang Village at the foot of Yummnan’s Gaoligaong Mountain. There it acts as an extension to the homes, where making paper is a fixture of daily life, creating something of a village-museum. Not only does the museum showcase the history and technique of traditional papermaking [2], it also incorporates the product into the building.

Other materials used for construction include fir wood, bamboo and volcanic stone – all sourced locally. Plus the building has a relatively tiny footprint [3] since it is both illuminated and ventilated by passive design. We absolutely can’t think of a more lovely place to celebrate a craft that has sustained the Chinese for centuries.

+ Trace Architecture Office [4]

Via Architizer [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/Museum-Handcraft-Paper-Trace-Architecture-9.jpg

[2] history and technique of traditional papermaking: http://inhabitat.com/the-secret-life-of-paper/

[3] relatively tiny footprint: http://inhabitat.com/swedish-passive-home-could-cut-carbon-footprint-by-8x/

[4] + Trace Architecture Office: http://www.chinese-architects.com/tao/

[5] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/museum-of-handcraft-paper/28002/

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