Nanjing Sifang Art Museum / Steven Holl Architects

The Sifang Art Museum(四方当代美术馆)is a contemporary architecture in a forest near Nanjing, eastern China. Designer Steven Holl combines composition, structure, and materiality with the landscape, even in texture, using bamboo to print in the concrete wall.

Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Location: Nanjing, China
Photographs: Courtesy of Sifang Art Museum

From the architects:

The museum is formed by a “field” of parallel perspective spaces and garden walls in black bamboo-formed concrete over which a light “figure” hovers. The straight passages on the ground level gradually turn into the winding passage of the figure above……