ai weiwei adds concrete six room villa to sifang art museum site in china
ai weiwei adds concrete six room villa to sifang art museum site in china
jun 18, 2015

ai weiwei adds concrete six room villa to sifang art museum site in china


on the expansive grounds of sifang parkland in nanjing, china, an array of internationally renowned architects and artists have contributed their creativity by developing and showcasing installations, pavilions and architecture. this has included pritzker prizewinner wang shu, british architect david adjaye, ettore sottsass and steven holl. alongside the architects, chinese artist- ai weiwei has also added to the architectural collection with his ‘six room’ villa.

ai weiwei six room villa sifang art museum
chinese artist ai weiwei has also added to the architectural collection at the sifang parkland




a house with no owner, the entire structure is composed of purely concrete, stands on a hill and has six, clearly divided but connected rooms standing side by side. the slightly curving structure, with six units- ‘aims to restore the functions and formations of the building into fundamental factors in language.’ modestly austere in comparison to the other schemes on the estate. internally, the furniture is mostly made of timber crates, installed with wheels and reflecting a mobile aesthetic.

ai weiwei six room villa sifang art museum
a hallway connects the six units together

furniture made with crates and installed with wheels

the interiors is all to do with functional sections

constructed completely of pure concrete

the project is the result of collaborative work, with over twenty award-winning architects and artists commissioned

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