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Liyang Museum is a space that connects human, earth and universe


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A Floating Architecture--Liyang Museum Liyang Museum is located in the southeast corner of Yan Lake Park in the new urban district, connecting an urban public space to the new nature. The perfect combination of terrain tells about landscape culture and creates an oriental poetic life. The organic lines and undulating mountains compose melodious music in the mountain forest that creates an open attitude welcomes people from all directions. Place Spirit The Chinese instrument, Jiaoweiqin, is one of Liyang's cultural symbols which is the origin to build the city temperament. Architect C.R. Lin created the concept in the background of this story and transformed this historical antiquity into an architectural form. From an oriental point of view, architecture is seen as parts of the nature, which contains both inner and outer space; a space that connects human, earth and universe. Construction Material The team has considered the relationship between melody and nature, human and architecture interaction, delivering a poetic visualization process of culture and life senses. Design concept contains: XUANGE (hang&sing), LIUZHUANG (flow), it creates a conversation between what is essential space and what is oriental architecture. Liyang Museum's top part is a floating architecture. It feels like poetry, smooth and thoughtful. The hollowed body contains "past, present, and future" exhibition halls. It locates beside the Yan lake, providing multiple access and crossing views, referring to the theory of architecture scholar Colin Rowe's. Additionally, the design emphasizes in buildings accessibility and combination of multiple concepts. Free Space The floating architecture sits on hills that meets the museum's functionablity, reversely become its bottom. The organic shape blends and extends into surrounding land, forming a natural feeling that welcomes people to visit the architecture causally. The entrance plaza is located in the southwest, right under the museum’s floating body. As the main entrance, connecting and bringing visitors to museum's central courtyard. In the day time, the green spot drawing people around to embrace the nature. At night, it sits on top of the courtyard, acting like an open window that lightening the sky. This floating melody embarks this small town's city life into a memorable story that transcended the limits of time and space.


 Suwan China Cooperation Demonstration Area Construction Co., LTD
 19000 mq
 C.R. Lin
 Darcy Chang, Dr. Zheng-Hao Song, Yue Jiang, Saunaam Yip, Tian-Ye Zhou, Jia-Yi Zhu, Li-Dong Sun, Nicky Ni
 Xia Zhi


Since CROX was founded by C.R. Lin in 2008, we have won multiple awards, including World Architecture Festival, Andrew Martin International Interior Design Award and IDA Design Awards etc.. In 2016, we were entitled as the curator of Milan Triennial Exhibition and Venice Biennial Exhibition, this was an innovative and academic approach in Architecture Art. We specialize in crossover design, projects contain masterplanning, architecture, interior, furniture design, extending to exhibition curator and art work creation. In CROX we believe design expands from the artistic feeling towards the conversation between humanism and nature. We bringing the intangible and organic imagination to achieve new life experiences. Our recently completed project Liyang Museum and Chengdu Jingkai White Building have been widely spread by all the world-famous design media, such as Domus, ArchDaily, Wallpaper* and designboom etc..

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