"Chinese gardens are for imagination... His environment is a kind of fiction, his life is a philosophy, and his universe is a dream. Only those who are isolated from the world can experience complete happiness... It can be said that China The garden is a dream."
——Tong Jun · "On the Garden"
In the busy city of Zhengzhou East District, this is the podium of an office building. The plane is 8 meters wide, 31 meters long, and has an aspect ratio close to 4:1. Due to the occupational habits of construction practitioners, a problem could not help but the excessively long depth caused insufficient daylight in the central space.
But this time we are going to be a tea room with a dining table and various types of tea seats. In this way, the long and narrow plane has brought inspiration. Why not take advantage of this shadowy beauty?
In "The Praise of Shadows", there is a wonderful description of the dark space in the East. Compared with the transparent western-style space, the fuzzy, ambiguous, indirect light and shadow space make people intoxicated. It comes from a busy city and walks into an intoxicating place in an instant. A quiet space, this is the vision that this tea room hopes for.
The true silence is not dead silence. "The cicadas sing, the forest is quieter, and the Niaosing Mountain is more secluded." The gentle natural movement makes people feel more tranquil. This kind of poetry has also been transformed into the spatial composition of the Japanese tea room. Among them, in order to keep the contemplation of the dojo, they did not open the window to see the scenery, but in a closed small box, the light deliberately slipped in from the gap of the high window, and the shadow of the tree was sprinkled on the ground. On the walls of wabi-sabi, the faint sounds of birds, flowers, and insects chirping from the walls, strengthened the profound feeling of "to the vastness".
So we decided to open a wide, long and high window on the side wall, analogous to Hasegawa Tōhaku's " Shorinn-zu-byoubu". The bamboo behind the window swayed in the wind, allowing people to see behind the high wall. "natural". Although it is a bit disappointing, the fresh air and lampblack pipes are actually a "fictional" landscape, and the swinging bamboo is also controlled by Bluetooth buttons.
As the "picture frame" is the dark inclined hole, the light follows the trend and is projected on the ground of the courtyard. If the swaying bamboo is like the sound of a cold flute, then the rough ground stones are like wild. Taiko drums, soft beauty and power collide, glowing under the feet, the shimmer seems to lack change, but it is simple and powerful, like the primitive cry of the bottom of life, bringing people into the ritual scenes of sacrifice, celebration, and war...
The long and narrow houses are deep and reminiscent of Lanes. This type of space does not only exist in the Jiangnan area. Although it is almost invisible in the process of urbanization, the ancient cities and villages of the Central Plains once had such natural and vivid textures (such as Qin The Yangbei Temple settlement area and the demolished riverside settlement area in the ancient city of Guide).
Since we have introduced a sunken shadowy courtyard in the middle of the house, together with the high windows, we have rendered "nature" and formed a spiritual space full of ritual sense. Then the transition before the "sudden enlightenment" is very important, neither can be too straightforward, nor reticent.
In order to make full use of light, the rooms on the east and west sides contrast with the atrium. In this way, it should be the "gray" between black and white that balances the dryness and wetness. So we created two quiet trails. After stepping in, the light became darker, eyes and footsteps with curiosity, slowly searching .
After the overture, I finally greeted the climax. I raised my head and suddenly saw the shadow of the whispering bamboo. I was in a "deep mountain secret" and "flowing water" at my feet. Why not sit down, drink tea, and eat?
In this process, the indoor light transitions from bright to faint, and then enters the dark spiritual world. The light in the shadow is diffused through the frosted glass, and the stucco roof above the head strengthens the sense of tranquility. Tea cups, candlelights and lacquerware It seems destined to be with this space...
The spatial rhythm of ups and downs is strengthened by black and white colors; the swaying bamboo shadows are brought forth by light and shade. Since the shadow of the bamboo is swaying whispering, let’s call it "Posuoli"...
We hope to incorporate the imprint of nature into this tea room, bringing emotional touch and memory associations to people. The traces of sunlight make people think of the flowing time, while the filtered blurred light implies stillness, and they give different feelings to the scenery.