JINGTAI, China––The Xing Kiln Museum appears like a groups of massive porcelain pots floating above the water.
As the architecture firm writes, Xing white porcelain is an important part in the history of Chinese porcelain development. And to design a building that honors the region’s past seemed like a an inevitable choice for them.
“Its invention and production broke the situation that celadon dominated the world since the Shang Dynasty, and opened up the famous “Celadon South & White North” phenomenon in the history of Chinese ceramics.YCA
The internal office spaces and equipment rooms shield and separate the museum from the surrounding environment. Inside the wall is an open gallery that surrounds a pool along which visitors can walk along the square open gallery. There, they can take in the giant porcelain bowls, which appear to float on of the reflective pool where summer’s light dances or winter’s freeze captures its temporal. The pool is a continuous space containing the entrance and main exhibition hall; symmetrical, but plausible wide steps connect the ring gallery, pool, and square on the north side.
Text (edited) from YCA. Photography by He Chen
Read more about the project at ArchDaily here.