Museum of Handcraft Paper: Yunnan Building

Museum of Handcraft Paper, Yunnan Development, China Building, Chinese Architecture, Architect

Museum of Handcraft Paper, China

Chinese Exhibition Space – design by Trace Architecture Office

9 May 2013

Handcraft Paper Exhibition Space

Design: Trace Architecture Office

Location: Gaoligong, Yunnan Province, China

Museum of Handcraft Paper

The Museum is located close to a village at the foot of Gaoligong Mountain, in the province of Yunnan, an area of significant Muslim presence. It provides exhibition space for ancient paper craft and artefacts produced locally.

Museum of Handcraft Paper China
photo : AKAA

Six galleries clustered around a courtyard form a micro-village. The exhibition is extended through displays of paper-craft in the village. Texture is articulated through local materials, formal expression and visual connection with the landscape. The spatial experience of the village is consolidated within the museum.

Museum of Handcraft Paper China
photo : Shu He

Interior spaces alternate between galleries and views beyond. Accommodation on upper levels includes offices, tea and guest rooms. Local timber, bamboo, handcrafted paper, low energy-consuming and decomposable natural materials are used.

Museum of Handcraft Paper China Museum of Handcraft Paper China Museum of Handcraft Paper China
photos : AKAA

Museum of Handcraft Paper – Building Information

Location: Gaoligong, Yunnan Province, China (Asia)
Architect: Trace Architecture Office, Beijing, China
Client: Long Zhanxian, Longshang Tribe, Xinzhuang village
Completed: 2010
Design: 2008-2009
Site size: 361 m²

Museum of Handcraft Paper China
photo : Shu He

Museum of Handcraft Paper images / information from Aga Khan Development Network


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