Tang Ao

Taiwan’s famed National Palace Museum collection is expanding its exhibition space while adding an architectural element with its new Southern Branch location designed by KRIS YAO | ARTECH.

‘As architects,’ says Yao, ‘we can aspire to grapple with a deep and vast world — the hidden, the ambiguous, the unspeakable aspects that belong to our cultural domain.’  This piece is a deeply moving meditation with one of the world’s foremost architects on the importance of cultural sensitivity and Yao’s own philosophical approach — called Tang Ao — to his profession.