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* Architecture: Yungang Grottoes Museum in Datong by Do Union Architecture

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 18 March 2012

Architecture: Yungang Grottoes Museum in Datong by Do Union Architecture: “..designed to present the arrangement of several arching-shaped strips in 4 meters wide by 40 meters long each. The exhibition hall is a one layer long-span space, which is 6 meters deep underground while the highest elevation above ground is 5.8 meters. The performing arts center based on the careful recovery of histrionic place in south edge has an underground layer which is as high as 3.6 meters, the height of cornice on ground floor is 7.0 meters. On the front facade,the architect took the design of hollow-out,which is benefit for side and makes the whole building more slim and graceful..”  Interesting mix of curvilinear  and angular, contemporary and historic..

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image: Do Union Architecture; article: King , Victoria . “Yungang Grottoes Museum in Datong / Do Union Architecture” 16 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/217309&gt;

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