Jingdezhen Plugin House
September 24, 2021
Jingdezhen, known as China’s Porcelain Capital, has been producing ceramics for at least 1,000 years, starting from the Han Dynasty up until the present. The Jingdezhen Plugin House is a series of Plugins created for a historic greenware room, which is a ceramic greenware drying workshop, equivalent to today’s raw material preparation and moulding workshop. The building structure is a perforated wooden frame structure specially designed for the ancient ceramic greenware drying process. There are many wooden frames of different heights that can be used to place partitions for greenware drying.
The greenware room is located in the only part of the old town that has been preserved, though it laid vacant for a long period of time. In order to preserve the historic structure while also upgrading it for contemporary use, People’s Architecture Office utilised their proprietary Plugin House system to transform the empty spaces into a living and working studio for young artists. The irregular shape and structure of the frames for the drying partitions pose a challenge to any renovation, yet the flexible Plugin system can easily adapt to these variations, demonstrating its advantage.
Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture Tourism Group
Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln
He Zhe; James Shen; Zang Feng
Yuan Yingzi; Zhang Meng
Yang Qian; Yang Quanyue; Huang Liying; Zhang Mengyuan;
Zhou Shimin; Han Xiao; Liu Yixin; Wang He; Wen Hao; Liu Yifeng
People’s Architecture Office