ALP – Visit to Suzhou

2 Jun

By Jessie Tang (Theme 2)

Together with group 6, we took a side trip to Suzhou to explore its traditional water village.

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Besides the local attractions like lion garden, Ping Jiang lu, our tour specifically included the well known Suzhou museum designed by I.M. Pei.

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One very distinct feature about the Suzhou museum is the attention to details. Every edge of the tiles is connected in a precise fashion. Like how the ceiling connects down to the walls and even the way the banners are hung, is aligned to the handrails of the stairway.

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One thing I like about this architecture is the use of wooden louvers and natural skylight to light up the interior.

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This is how the exhibition place looks like, very very simple way of displaying the various artifacts.

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As Suzhou is famous for its gardens, the garden of Suzhou museum must also reflect this quality.

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Well after this trip, we carried on our journey in making paper lamps! Stay tuned for next week’s posts!

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