Isomorphic Relations | Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum

Architect/Design
Studio Zhu-Pei

Location 
Jingdezhen, China

Opening
2020

Interior
Upholstery textiles: Auditorium seats upholstered in Hallingdal 65

The auditorium of the award-winning Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum incorporates seats upholstered in Hallingdal 65. The textile’s rich texture and colour expression complement the concept of the museum, which is located in the “Porcelain Capital” of the world. 

 

Arched-shaped, brick-fabricated kilns have been used to create porcelain in Jingdezhen for around 1700 years – and they are central to the design theme at the museum. Reflecting this, an arch made of glazed bricks spans the auditorium and creates an eye-catching dynamic with the Hallingdal-upholstered seating.

 

In total, the Imperial Kiln Museum comprises eight brick vaults, each a unique size, which are based on the traditional form of the kiln. They are integrated with existing ruins, including some found during the construction.

 

Overall, the museum – which was recognized at the The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2017, the winner of Cultural Regeneration – aims to rediscover the roots of Jingdezhen and reshape a past experience, represent a kind of isomorphic inner-relationship of “kiln-porcelain-human”.

 

Zhu Pei, principal architect of the Imperial Kiln Museum:” Kvadrat has a very good reputation in the industry and offers high-quality products. It’s a very professional company with outstanding technical capabilities.”

 

 

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