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Liling Ceramic Museum

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Archea Associati architectural firm designed this stunning complex of buildings for the Chinese city of Liling, a region known for its production of ceramics. The primary function of the complex is a museum, but the site also includes a hotel and an industrial area. The shapes of the buildings are inspired by the forms of vases and pottery. Each of these playful buildings are clad in a variety of patterns and colors accentuating their vase-like forms.

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The project took five years to complete and is meant to recognize Liling’s regional porcelain. Liling porcelain has its roots in the Qing dynasty, setting itself apart from other forms of Chinese porcelain by being polychrome rather than blue and white.

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Photographics by: Cristiano Bianchi 

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