Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed the Whitestone Gallery Taipei with a wooden façade and interior is “inserted” into the ground floor of an office building in Taipei.

Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Year: 2017
Area: 455sqm
Photography: Studio Millspace

Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

From the architects: The base material is a cypress board with a section size of 105mm. By stacking and gradually shifting the pieces, we were able to produce an organic and humane space in the city, which appears to be independent from the rigid framing of the building.

Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

The layering of the cypress pieces continues inside as well, forming a staircase and screen between the counters.

Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

This is an example of generating a complex and multi-faceted room using a single module. With the powerful work of contemporary art exhibited inside including that of GUTAI, the gallery explores a new potential of an art space which can grow out of conventional white cubic buildings.

Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

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Whitestone Gallery Taipei by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed the Whitestone Gallery Taipei with a wooden façade and interior is inserted into the ground floor

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