LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame

LUO studio’s project celebrates traditional medicine herbs

 

The Prepared Rehmannia Root Crafts Exhibition Hall, designed by architecture practice LUO studio in Xiuwu County, Henan Province, celebrates the region’s renowned production of traditional Chinese medicine herbs, particularly the Rehmannia root. The exhibition hall represents a conceptual shift from a conventional factory-style building to a more versatile wooden structure within a rural industrial park. The design prioritizes the integration of primary, secondary, and tertiary industries, acknowledging the evolving role of rural areas beyond production.

 

The architectural form, nearly circular, reflects a departure from traditional square structures, optimizing the play of light and shadow over time. The circular plane of the exhibition space is meticulously organized to ensure a logical visitor circulation route while minimizing costs, a crucial consideration in rural construction. The circular design, coupled with innovative daylighting strategies, creates a dynamic and visually engaging environment.

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame
all images by Jin Weiqi

 

 

roof truss design introduces spirally overlapped formation

 

The sustainable ethos extends to the construction methodology, drawing from traditional wooden construction practices. The project team adopts a ‘furniture as structure’ approach, transforming large-section columns into small-section column arrays, integrating structure, furniture, and space seamlessly. This approach not only aligns with sustainability principles but also facilitates cost-effective and efficient construction in rural settings.

 

The roof truss design introduces a spirally and circularly overlapped formation, allowing for the nuanced filtering of natural light and eliminating the need for complicated central connecting components. Local materials, such as red bricks produced in the nearby town, are used in the enclosure walls, embracing the traditional aesthetic of the region while ensuring structural integrity.

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame
the circular architectural form breaks away from traditional squares, optimizing the interplay of light and shadow

 

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame
the roof truss design introduces a spirally overlapped formation, allowing nuanced natural light filtering

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame
large-section columns transform into small-section column arrays following a ‘furniture as structure’ approach

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the project’s construction methodology aligns with traditional wooden practices, emphasizing local craftsmanship

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame
local materials are incorporated in the enclosure walls, embracing the traditional aesthetic

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame
sustainability takes center stage with the employment of locally sourced materials, such as red bricks and timber

LUO studio tops exhibition hall in china with spiral wooden roof frame

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project info:

 

name: Furniture as Structure, Prepared Rehmannia Root Crafts Exhibition Hall
architect: LUO studio | @luostudio

client: People’s Government of Huanfeng Town, Xiuwu County

design team: Luo Yujie, Wang Beilei, Cao Yutao, Huang Shangwan, Zhang Chen

construction team: Henan Shancheng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd

location: Houyanmen Village, Huanfeng Town, Xiuwu County, Henan Province, China

area: 1,463 sqm

photography: Jin Weiqi

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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