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Lin’an History Museum
Lin’an History Museum is located in the Lin’an District, west of Hangzhou, a major city in the east of China. The collections follow the story of the Qian family who established a local kingdom in the eighth century AD during the peak of Chinese porcelain production and landscape painting.
Amateur Architecture Studio wanted the design for the museum to reflect the collections. It does so through a mixture of buildings and landscapes inspired by those depicted in idealised forms in Chinese paintings. The building is enclosed by mountains and faces a river, harmonising with its natural context.
Designed by Amateur Architecture Studio.