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Sky Courts

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Chengdu, China
Year completed
2012
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Description


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. Höweler + Yoon Architecture

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