Sky Courts
A reinterpretation of the Chinese courtyard typology as a contemporary exhibition hall, Sky Courts uses its constraints (the building typology and a mandate for sloped roofs) as opportunities to transform this traditional building type into a contemporary architectural proposition for a modern mixed-use program. The multiple courtyards bring natural light deep into the interior of the building, while an articulated brick wall is punctuated with windows at its perimeter. The brickwork has a distinct grain, giving the non-orthogonal wall a saw-toothed texture and creating an orienting device for the building.
Architectural Design
2011
Chengdu
China