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Scale Model (1:150), Forest Building

This is a Scale model (1:150). It was designed by TAO and Hua Li and made for Beijing Meijingtiancheng Investment Co., Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from TAO as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2015. Its medium is wood and plastic.

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 Trace Architecture Office (TAO).

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.1 × 81.3 × 48.3 cm (2 × 32 × 19 in.)

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

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