National Palace Museum Southern Branch

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.