black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls

X+Living takes over Thematic Exhibition in Deji Art Museum

 

Shanghai-based architectural firm X+Living designs the Deji Modern and Contemporary Art Collection space, specifically for the Deji Art Museum‘s thematic exhibition, ‘Nothing Still About Still Lifes: Three Centuries of Floral Compositions.’ The project integrates with the museum’s public art area, using art’s tranquility to counterbalance the external world’s aridity. Drawing inspiration from nature, the design employs abstract lines to depict a free and abundant indoor landscape, reconstructing the exhibition hall’s exterior walls into a ‘micro-architecture.’ The wooden floor, bathed in sunlight from a transparent glass roof, mirrors an essence of wilderness. The exterior corridor mimics natural landscapes, forming a cohesive ecosystem by blending with interconnected public areas and local elements. The large-scale exhibition explores the connection between human life and nature, introducing a new concept of art and cultural experience.

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
all images courtesy of X+Living

 

 

Abstract staggered shapes showcase Nature-Inspired artworks

 

X+Living‘s design adopts a modern minimalist style, using white and delicate black lines to create contrast and visual interest. The reception area’s minimalist desk guides visitors toward electronic screens and water pools, exploring the interplay between stillness and movement. Terrazzo and matte black metal contribute to the authentic texture, striking a balance between rigidity and gentleness. The space features staggered steps for rest, providing pedestrians with an immersive aesthetic experience related to nature. Mirrored ceilings extend the perceptible range, creating a sense of breaking through space-time. The design embraces philosophical truths within modern minimalist aesthetics, creating an explorative space connected to the theme of nature. The fluid, timeless environment encourages contemplation and artistic appreciation.

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
X+Living designs the space for a thematic exhibition in Deji Art Museum

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
the project counterbalances the hectic external world with the tranquility of nature-inspired art

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
the design transforms the exhibition hall’s walls into a unique ‘micro-architecture’

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
drawing from nature, the design employs abstract lines to depict a sense of freedom in the indoor landscape

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the large-scale exhibition thoughtfully explores the profound connection between human life and nature

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
spatial design by X+Living embraces a modern minimalist style

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
white forms and delicate black lines establish contrast and visual interest

black and white abstract forms by x+living drip off deji art museum's exhibition walls
the mirrored ceilings extend the perceptible range, creating a sense of breaking through space-time

deji-modern-contemporary-art-collection-x-living-designboom-1800-1

artworks on the electronic screens showcase an interplay between stillness and movement

 

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staggered steps offer an immersive experience that resonates with the theme of nature
staggered steps offer an immersive experience that resonates with the theme of nature
terrazzo and matte black metal achieve a delicate balance between rigidity and gentleness
terrazzo and matte black metal achieve a delicate balance between rigidity and gentleness
modern minimalist aesthetics of the space connect to the overarching theme of nature
modern minimalist aesthetics of the space connect to the overarching theme of nature
the fluid and timeless environment encourages contemplation and artistic appreciation
the fluid and timeless environment encourages contemplation and artistic appreciation

project info:

 

name: Deji Modern and Contemporary Art Collection
architect: X+Living | @xlivingart

lead architect: Li Xiang

technical director: Wu Feng
project directors: Luo Ziyan, Chen Lufang, Liu Jun
construction director: Fan Chen

location: Nanjing, China

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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