Gallery: Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perf...

The Xinjin Zhi Museum is located near the entrance to a holy Taoist site in Chengdu, China and boasts a perforated facade that is both pretty and practical. Completed at the end of 2011, the museum was designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates and is a Taoist expression of nature & balance. The museum's flow is arranged in a spiral, allowing visitors to move through the space as if walking through a garden. The exterior is covered in a screen of tiles hung on wire that works to minimize direct light inside the museum and create harmony between light and dark.

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