The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum Architecture

May 17, 2011 Modern Architecture

The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum designed by Steven Holl Architects stands impressively near Nanjing in China. Embracing a concept initially conceived by ancient Chinese painters (that encouraged several perspectives within a painting as opposed to one fixed vanishing point) the designers explored shifting viewpoints with this structure. Utilising layering of space, with different view points to water, the museum is formed by a field of parallel perspectives. It’s imposing on the landscape but remains inoffensive. It successfully brings an urban element to its rural setting.

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