China | 2021
The design of the project was inspired by the intriguing and beautiful scenery around the site. The project is located between mountains and a lake, and there is a dam lying between the Baisha Lake Reservoir and the hillside where the site sits. The local area is called “Hongqiao (meaning "rainbow bridge" in Chinese)” and the reservoir is also named “Longchi (meaning "dragon pool" in Chinese)”. Therefore, we wondered if it was possible to create a fish-like construction that jumps over the “Hongqiao” and then jumps into the “Longchi”. The main building body is stilted, making it appear like a fish. The multi-layer terraces and the long French windows maximize the view to the surrounding landscape, and help blend the architecture into the environment. The visual experience of the building is closely related to the sight lines. How to "hide" and "expose" is the key that runs through the whole project. The narrow road that leads to the site is turned into a tranquil twisting path, which creates unique and varying experiences along the way. The building adopts complicated curved forms, which outline multi-level dynamic spaces. The interior circulation route creates a spatial sequence and embraces the lake view to provide pleasing experiences. Through close collaboration among the client, design team, construction team and material suppliers, etc, various difficulties (such as the way of splicing aluminum panels together for the curved facade) were solved, and the concept of "floating architecture" was perfectly executed. The avant-garde curved design shows the pursuit of innovation.
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AICO (SHANGHAI) ARCHITECTURE DESIGN CO., LTD
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