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. 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. 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.
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|Courtyard House Plugin||Beijing||Restoration & Adaptive Re-use||2017-2019 Cycle (Shortlisted)|
|Hutong Children’s Library & Art Centre||Beijing||Library Facilities||2014-2016 Cycle (Shortlisted)|
|Tulou Collective Housing||Nanhai, Guandong||Housing Complexes||2008-2010 Cycle (Shortlisted)|
|Bridge School||Xiashi, Fujian Province||Schools||2008-2010 Cycle (Shortlisted)|