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Photograph, Forest Building, 2014

This is a Photograph. It was designed by TAO and Hua Li and made for Beijing Meijingtiancheng Investment Co., Ltd.. It is dated 2014. Its medium is digital print on vinyl.

Trace Architecture creates architecture that is inseparable from its environment. The Forest Building in Beijing uses rammed earth and wood found in nearby surroundings. The geometric posts and canopy resemble tree trunks and branches. The scale of these “trunks and branches” is proportional to the nearby trees and fits comfortably into its natural environment.

It is credited Courtesy of TAO (Trace Architecture Office).

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 147.3 × 243.8 cm (58 in. × 8 ft.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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