Thursday, March 25, 2010

Anticipating Disasters

The Historic Museum in Ningbo (China) by Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture looks like an earthquake or a tornado have passed by. The walls are asymmetric, inclined and composed of different materials.

The architect Wang Shu explained, that fragments of demolished buildings from all over the region were used to construct the walls of the museum. This is part of local traditional building techniques called "wa pan", developed by local farmers to cope with frequent natural disasters.

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