Miliy Design

Miliy Design

Shanghai, CN


A Contemporary Buddhism Temple

Project Name: A Contemporary Buddhism Temple
Architects: Miliy Design (
Location: Taichang, Jiangsu, P.R.China
Architect In Charge: Steven Wang,
Design Team: Jeff Ding, Chenjia Tang, Wen Zhang, Xin Qi
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,200 sqm
Developer: Shanghai Kingswel Industry Group

It’s a contemporary Buddhism temple based on the concept of reincarnation. The essence of Buddhism’s Sutra is so called “formlessness”. Based on this, the form searching of the architecture becomes the path from the beginning to the end. The prototype of Buddhism’s temple is from ancient time and based on ancient tectonic and space defining logic. With the aid of digital design and fabrication techniques, the solution will have different possibilities.

Mobius ring is used as the metaphor of reincarnation in this design. The inner surface and outer surface meets in the same point seamlessly. This process is just like the reincarnation in Buddhism. Circulation revolves from outside to inside through the space just like the reincarnation through different life forms.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Taichang, CN