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Preston Scott Cohen: Taiyuan Museum

Currently under construction, the Taiyuan Museum of Art was selected as the winning proposal in an international design competition. Designed byAPreston Scott Cohen (currently a professor at the GSD), the building’s dynamic bending/twisting/folding form - and its creation of a number outdoor spaces - is said to be based on the local agricultural landscapes of Shanxi Province.

"Just as the landscapes of curved terraces in Shanxi respond to the laws of irrigation and topography, the curved and tessellated surfaces of the Taiyuan Museum of Art respond to contemporary technologies for controlling natural and artificial light.

The spatial effect recalls the multiple perspectives of traditional Chinese landscape painting."

.:full post w/ more images-> via AMNP


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Posted: February 23rd, 2010
at 10:20am by orangemenace

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Categories: green,architecture

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