© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

Song Art Museum // Vermilion Zhou Design Group

Beijing, China

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The original architecture is Victorian style with Western-style gardens, as an overly makeup woman, who is outdated. The owner intended to transform it into an art space for the public. Our first step is to remove all the decorations from her, showing her purely look.”Blank-leaving” is the most artistic expression of Chinese painting.

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

Therefore, we reduced all the decorated elements including symbols, which were directly transformed from the west like the effect of fading the oil painting into Chinese ink. “Geometrical” form is the most objective expression in Western logical thinking. The architecture of the museum becomes purest white after removing those complicated symbols by using some semi-transparent materials like PC.

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

The extended buildings connected together with new corridors in several kinds of geometric shape. So the new & old, Western & Eastern, contemporary & traditional link together, conversation in between starts over.The whole base shaped like Chinese long scroll, we also reconsidered the relationship between architecture and courtyards. We selected and arranged almost 199 pine trees to scatter around, taking the art museum as the main building, restoration of ancient buildings and resettlement of ancient archway at two side, these remain owner’s preference and positioning the museum as an oriental style.

The significance of the art museum is to present the art.

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

As a platform for display, our definition of “Song Art Museum” is an “art container”, with “art” as its mainstay and “container” as its complement, and in the future it can also easy be duplicated in any other place with its own language, we intent to give the architecture and space more possibility..

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

© Vermilion Zhou Design Group

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