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The Momentary City – urban piece of oriental philosophy

The Momentary City is a delicate sequence in the anonymously ever-chaning cityscape of Hefei, China.

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Beijing-based Vector Architects have designed this structure to convey a glimpse of sky and an instance of tranquility, filtering dust and noise, retaining light and shadow, plants, delicate phenomena in a subtle hierarchy.

The Momentary City is a series of courtyards between indoor space and outdoor city, enclosed by fiber glass grid screens that cast light and reflect the courtyard themes, affording transparency from the outside.

With its orientally austere display of warm materials, perforated fiber glass, blonde wood, white surfaces, copper shell and gentle tree silhouettes, the Momentary City is tranquil yet thought-challenging, a refined array of feelings.

Photos via http://www.vectorarchitects.com/

Jeanne Paula

I write for decoist.

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