Hi guys! Nice time to see you today. For post today I have an interesting issue about a museum architecture design, to be exact this is a gallery workshop design which is located in China. Feel curious yet about this gallery design, then give it a break!
Yesterday I have gathered an information about a museum design which called the Museum Handicraft paper which is built by the TAO (Trace Architecture Office) – HUA Li. This museum is located in Yunnan, Tengchong, Xianzhuang Village, China. If you come there, you can see awesome nature landscape like mountain, flower field, etc. This museum has 361 square meters for the floor area, 300 square meters for the lot size. The TAO architect completed this museum in 2010.
The gallery which called the museum of handcraft paper is precisely located in a field next to Xinzhuang village under the Gaoligong Mountain of Yunnan, a world ecological preserve area which is located in southwest of China. Just for an information, this region has a long tradition on handcraft paper making.
In which papermaking will be preserved as a cultural heritage and contribute to the community growth, this museum project is a part of the plan for preservation and development of the traditional resources. This museum consists of exhibition space, bookstore, work space and guest rooms for artist and visitors to exhibits the history.
The museum site is next to the main road which lead entering to the village. This building has functions like a preview window of the village, in the sense which the whole village will function as a big museum because each home in the village will open to the visitors which is showing the papermaking process. The museum is thus conceived as a micro-village, a cluster of several small buildings.
About the museum building, it is designed with the traditional Chinese wood structural system which is featuring tenon (SunMao) connection which can be skillfully built by the local builder. For the exterior finish, roof, floor and the interior finish respectively, the local materials are used; it is such as fir wood, bamboo, volcano stone and handcraft paper. With time passed, these materials will worn and fade into a more harmonious color with the landscape. These living materials hint a sense of time on building. On facade, the exterior wall stops at the bottom of beam level and exposes beam and part of columns at the corners. Also with exposed roof structure at interior space and the stone column base on facade, these details reveal that the building is supported by the column and beam system instead of wall.
Well, that’s all I have got about the Museum of handcraft paper. It is an impressive building architecture design which provides a nature landscape, perfect!