Zhu Pei: Root and innovation (October 12, 2022)

After Hernán Díaz Alonso’s introduction, Zhu Pei discusses his concept of “architecture of nature” based on “ecological and cultural sustainability”, connecting “architecture, people, regional culture, geography, climate”, stressing five points:
• Site and Orientation
• Structure and Form
• Sponge architecture
• Cave and Nest
• Incomplete integrity

He illustrates these principles in a detailed description of one project: the Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi (2020) covering the context, local building traditions, siting, construction and materials.
At 1:04:34, he shows a five minute video documentary conveying the experience of completed project, and how people use the various spaces.
At 1:09:21, he resumes with a discussion of the Majiayao Ruins Museum and Observatory, in Lintao, Gansu (2022) and a conference center in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi (2022).



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