This project is an ideal model of "home + office". The setback becomes the best view point of the whole house, but also an "ambiguous" space that is compatible with various functions. The designer has positioned it as a space for "useless use", which is obviously a high level of resting body and mind and even philosophical sublimation for the setback outside the space itself.
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The "virtual" and the "actual" are interdependent. The act of building is building a solid house, but in fact it is about creating a space that humans can use—the virtual. Light is the most priority condition for perceiving the world, but without the virtual, light cannot exist.
The owner lives alone, works at a relatively free pace and has the need for a home office, while he prefers his home life to be more relaxing and close to nature.
The design is not limited to the space itself, but takes nature as a reference, incorporating the sunrise and sunset, the sun, moon and stars. And sets the tone for a "useless" space without boundaries, while the designing touches are calm and restrained. In addition to satisfying the owner's living function, it creates a multi-functional retreat residence that can be switched at any time for relaxation, social entertainment, deep meditation, or even outdoor running and exercising along the lake.
The city evolution will transform from the straightforward to the metaphorical, to the quest for diversity—an aggregation of blurred boundaries that evolves from a human perspective. The future city is an intricate place and its habitation will be organically integrated into this diversity.
The setback is as solid as a cave. Without a clear function, it is in a state of inaction, and people is free to choose how to use it. The boundary between inside and outside is redefined and blurred, inspiring one to rethink the relationship with the city and with the nature.
The setback also enjoys the best view of the whole house. The huge glass windows make the inside scenery change richly with the natural light and shadow at different moments of the day, which also bring the home life under the pandemic more vivid colors.
The second bedroom next to the setback is the most cleverly designed. When you wake up early and open the door, you will be greeted with a delicate water view of the setback. Embracing this lake and mountain view, the panoramic view of the city and the hazy mountains afar will be all in your eyes.
The design hopes to provide a sense of isolation from the city dwelling. Teking the infinite lake view and the distant mountains as a reference, the design extends from the interior to the outdoor setback, where the interior and exterior environments blend together to form an order that extends from the near to the far side of oneself.
Architecture, especially the residential architecture, should be based on the principle of "occupant-friendly and comprehensive functional design". The "form" is not just an aesthetic shape, but, for architecture, is a narrative that classifies life by space.
The compartment between the dining room and the master bedroom, and the compartment between the dining room and the setback are partitioned with movable clapboard, which can be opened and closed at your request. This is aimed to increase the space flexibility and facilitate the owner to work and think deeply in different areas of the home.
The most important thing in traditional Chinese gardening is to know the "interest". A fine garden or building priorities an interest to observe things and vision to see the "truth" of nature in unexpected places, presenting a microscopic geography of viewing the big from the small and the far from the near.
The designer placed a circuit glass block in the master bedroom, this BOX is a "small view" of the interior gardening, it carries the twists and surprises. Looking from the dining room, the tropical greenery behind the glass is hidden, attracting people's attention and curiosity. Stepping into it and coming out from the other side complete an indoor gardening.
The interior "回-shape" path is not horizontal and vertical, but variable and vague. The quality of the energized glass gives it a relationship of mutual penetration and obstruction, which can be penetrated when not energized and can achieve the function of obstruction after energized.
Surprise and interest are also found after a few years—the birth of a new life. Electric fog glass can increase the daily interactions between the owner and the kids. Hide-and-seek or just touches and movements through the glass, are hilarious enough to make the child happy.
The open-planned layout, without too many partitions, is creating a space that is involved in the way of movement. It is often said that architecture is an art of space, but is also an art of time.
The reduction of walls enables your sight to travel infinitely, so that the inner space is more bright and airy. The shelves without excessive stacking and decoration are waiting to fill the room with book fragrance.
Life is simple. It integrates the rooms, art gallery, living space, terrace, dining room and lobby into one multifunctional room. It is a large fluid space where each area can be seen and separated from each other.
Stepping into the spacious washroom with a square-shaped bathtub and warm water flow, a sense of order and ritual arises for you.
The thought of "aesthetic interest" is direct, material and difficult to grasp, but it is also enough to resist the disturbance from the outside world and generate its own interest.