This Chinese Museum's Entrance is Covered In Steel Mesh

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 30, 2016
References: vectorarchitects & dezeen
Beijing-based company Vector Architects has gone to work on a famous Chinese museum by installing a translucent steel mesh that both enhances the visual appeal of the museum's exterior while also ensuring adequate illumination.

What's great about the M Woods museum's new entrance is the fact that it is sheathed in substantial quantities of steel mesh that offers reflective qualities, redirecting sunlight into those sections of the entrance and facade areas that would otherwise be covered in shadows. The lightweight steel wire mesh was also easy to install and made for a time-saving measure. The museum also features similar metal draping outside the museum, creating a visual connection and functional upgrade.

This Chinese museum's metal-framed facade is a great example of aesthetically informed architecture that focuses on manipulating sunlight to brighten up the space.