tree art museum by daipu architects
tree art museum by daipu architects tree art museum by daipu architects
apr 15, 2013

tree art museum by daipu architects

located in songzhuang, beijing china, the  ‘tree art museum’ by daipu architects lies beside the main road of the area. an artistic village  has been refurbished, replaced by large scale blocks – introducing an ambient, public space where people can gather. 
the first courtyard is separated with the main road by a bare-concrete wall. within the exterior division there is a corridor which can be utilized to showcase books and small sculptures with its curvature varying slightly along the path. the second courtyard introduces natural light to the exhibition hall and meeting room on upper level, separating the public from the environment for added privacy. the curvilinear facade draws passers-by to a plaza on the roof for enjoying sunshine, or the views of the ample-sized pool and courtyard.

the first courtyard with pond
image © shu he

infinite pond
image © shu he

people lingering on the roof
image © shu he

opening sliced off bare concrete wall
image © shu he

bare concrete corridor for informal exhibition
image © shu he

ramp coming up from the ground level
image © shu he

outdoor and indoor are blurred
image © shu he

(left) back courtyard (right) curved handrail follows contour
image © shu he

view from the ramped roof
image © shu he

bird’s eye view of courtyards
image © shu he



project info:



project title: tree art museum
location: song zhuang, beijing, china
building area: 3,200 square meters
site area: 2,695 square meters
client: chinese contemporary art development foundation
design architect: daipu architects
director: dai pu
design team: dai pu, feng jing, liu yi
structural engineer: huang shuangxi
water engineer: lei ming
mechanical engineer: wang gepeng
electrical engineer: wang xiang
curtain consultant: beijing doorwin decoration co, LTD



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  • the pool needs a sculptural fountain

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