"Architecture is not about form, it is about many other things. The light and the use, and the structure, and the shadow, the smell and so on. I think form is the easiest to control, it can be done at the end."
Chongwu ancient town was built in 1387, the best preserved ancient stone city in China. It locates about 30 minutes drive away from Quanzhou city of Fujian province. City of Chongwu has long history of fame as Town of Stone Sculpture in China. Dingli Sculpture Art Museum lies beside the Chonghui Road leading to the ancient stone town.
The museum is facing to the south, lies on the center axis. The new reception center was built to west and the existing office building to east was recently renovated. 3 buildings has formed a long rectangular entrance square.
The building of art museum looks like many huge stones stacking over the other, silent and generous. The facade implies the function of the building, meanwhile gives out a kind of natural, simple, but strong vision. The folding surfaces of stone wall create vivid shadow and the obtuse angle stone makes the corner look more firm and powerful.