Celadon Workshop of Ceramic, Baoxi
Keisuke Maeda 
Celadon Workshop of Ceramic, Baoxi

Celadon Workshop of Ceramic, Baoxi

Keisuke Maeda 

The structure houses the workshop and exhibition gallery of a local artist and expert in Celadon pottery (traditional in the place). The building goes up on a two-meter high stonework plinth, right across from the main bridge that leads to the site of the International Bamboo Architecture Biennale.

The program is arranged in seven small cells or cave-like precincts placed in a row, built with rammed earth and stacked to configure the interior space. The cells are clad in a glass wall, though what shows on the outside is a continuous latticework that gives the building a distinctive character and relates it to the theme of the Biennale.

Consisting of two sloping walls that meet above, the latticework is built with bamboo sticks that create a rhythmic sequence, aside from evoking a foreseeable metaphor given the context: the metaphor of the forest. The bamboo sticks are braced at the top and bottom ends with beams, which are also made of bamboo, and these beams are then anchored to the building’s boulder masonry plinth – the typical solution in local construction – and a reinforced concrete edge that has the effect of giving the complex a cohesive image...[+]

Obra Work
Taller y galería de exposiciones de la cerámica Celadón, Longquan Bamboo International Biennale, Baoxi (China) Celadon Ceramic Atelier and Gallery at Longquan Bamboo International Biennale, Baoxi (China).  

Superficie del solar Site area
335 m2.

Superficie construida Built area
116 m2.

Arquitectos Architects
Keisuke Maeda / UID; uid@maeda-inc.jp

Calculistas de estructuras Structure consultants
Konishi Structural Engineers / Yasutaka Konishi.

Fotos Photos
Julien Lanoo.