This Folk Art Gallery Features Fragmented Roofs on a Sloping Hill

By: David Ingram - Oct 19, 2015
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The 'China Academy of Arts' features a zigzagging roof pattern meant to mimic the look of a tiny village.

Located near the city of Hangzhou on China's Eastern coast, this 53,820-square-foot piece of architecture sits on the site of a former tea plantation. The overall design was created by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates and features a series of fragmented buildings built on top of a gradually sloping forest hillside. Each section was specifically made to look like its own separate small house, and the grey tile-covered rooftop adopts a unique and eye-catching zigzagging pattern.

Extra tiles were also utilized to form unique decorations for the inside of the building. Tiles were placed between mesh gaps on the wall so that when hit by the sun, they actually create a fragmented shadow pattern along the academy's floor.