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Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 26, 2012 @ 11:19 am In Architecture,gallery,Sustainable Building | No Comments

Xinjin Zhi Museum, Kengo Kuma and Associates, china, shade screen, local materials, eco museum, taoism

The Xinjin Zhi Museum [1] is located at the foot of Laojunshan mountain in Xinjin and serves to usher people to the holy place of Taoism. Dedicated to the religion of Taoism, the design of the museum shows the essence of Taoism through its space and exhibitions. Visitors move from front to the back, and from motion to stillness, and the space is laid out like a planned spiral, moving from darkness to light. At the top of the museum, visitors can enjoy views of Laoujunshan mountain.

The museum was constructed using local materials and worked on using methods traditional to the region in order to pay tribute to Taoism. The exterior is covered with a tile screen hung and floated in the air with wire, giving the feeling of lightness. Each facade is treated differently depending on the surroundings and the solar access. The tiles also serve to block direct sunlight into the museum and shade the interior from glare. In this way harmony between light and darkness is achieved and the interior enjoys a gentle light with beautiful particle-like shade.

+ Kengo Kuma and Associates [2]

Via Dezeen [5]

Images ┬ęKengo Kuma and Associates

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[1] Xinjin Zhi Museum: http://kkaa.co.jp/works/xinjin-zhi-museum/

[2] Kengo Kuma and Associates: http://kkaa.co.jp/

[3] Taoist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kumas-xinjin-zhi-museum-is-a-taoist-expression-of-nature-balance/xinjin-zhi-museum-kengo-kuma-and-associates-6/?extend=1

[5] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/03/23/xinjin-zhi-museum-by-kengo-kuma-and-associates/

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