China’s new Folk Art Museum is topped with repurposed roof tiles that filter natural light
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The new folk-art galleries stand in a former tea plantation at the Academy's campus in Hangzhou, east China. The 5,000-square-metre building was shaped from interconnected units that resemble houses in a traditional mountain village. The firm explains, "Each unit has a small individual roof, so the outlook became like a village that evokes a view of extending tiled roofs." Related: Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo As well as on the roofs,...