Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Art Museum
Location: Yunqiao Village, Xinmin Town, Pixian County, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Client: The Labor Union of Xiangcai Securities
Principal Architect: LIU Jiakun
Team: WANG Lun, ZHAO Ruixiang
Time: 2001.2 – 2002.7
Building Area: 1,100 m²
Construction: Sichuan Dayingzao Engineering Ltd.,Co.
Photography: BI Kejian, Jiakun Architects
Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Art Museum exhibits a private collection of Buddhist stone sculptures. The overall layout, resembling traditional Chinese gardens, allows visitors to experience natural space and artificial space alternately while going through the museum. The construction method of the framework and walls corresponds to the local craftsmanship: the inner layer is made of plain concrete composite wall with brick as mold. The gaps between the blocks are used to organize the light, the sculptures and the landscape. In this way, the whole museum blends into the surrounding scenery yet forms a distinctive atmosphere.
建成20年后的航拍 | Aerial shot after 20 years
郭雨汇 Guo Yuhui
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of the Luyeyuan Stone Sc The ulpture Art Museu year m. For 20 years, the construction has never stopped. Initially it was led by human beings, then it was the work of nature.
隐 | Hidden in shade
入口小径及室外展场 | Entrance and outdoor exhibition areas
The local wild hybrid trees were originally designed to be reserved for wild growth. The shade gives new poetry to the path. The bamboo grows higher and higher, becoming a natural division of space.
钻林子 | Into the woods
The branches and leaves grows madly, hugging visitors and hiding the museum. The ground lays leaves and moss all over the footpath. Suddenly the ground rises, and the forest recedes on either side towards a small hole with light.
博物馆入口 | Museum Entrance
The museum adopts the layout of exhibition halls around the atrium to see the coexistence of Buddha and nature in the circuitous route. The shade contrasts the bright green in the gap, and the fallen leaves become the hazy yarn on the skylight over the sculpture.
利用水面反射丰富室内采光|use water to enrich indoor light
In the courtyard, The Buddha, who is meditating on the water, carries the fallen tree on his shoulder after a heavy rain.
突然大雨后（摄影：郭雨汇） | After the heavy rain（PC Guo Yuhui）
Through Luyeyuan, you see the Buddha’s body is everlasting, and living together with the heaven and earth; you see Spring with the wealth of bloom, and Winter with fallen leaves. In 20 years, Luyeyuan is in the state of flux. With the constant attitude, it accommodates the eternal change and becomes a radiant glow.
“ 我希望寻找到一种方法 ，它既在当地是现实可行，自然恰当的，又能够真实地接近当代的建筑美学理想。”
I want to find a way, which is locally both practical and natural, and it can also be close to the ideal contemporary architectural aesthetics. —— 刘家琨
The facade of 20 years ago is now hidden in the woods