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Located in Beijing, China, this project is a row house, a residential space designed for three generations of families. The design team focused on the 'Beijing charm' culture, taking inspiration from the ancient architecture of the Forbidden City and interpreting the oriental flavour in a modern way to showcase the unique Beijing culture.
Drawing inspiration from the success of the Zhu Yanhua Lacquerware Exhibition, the design team has taken representative elements from the Forbidden City's palace walls and heritage collections, such as rocks, bamboo joints, prints and pine and cranes, and embellished them with modern trendy designs and applied them to details to highlight the theme of "Beijing Rhythm" and emphasise the luxury atmosphere. Gold, stone, leather and wood are the main materials used for the hard and soft furnishings, carrying elements of the Forbidden City, using rigorous patchwork and relief carving techniques to echo the sense of the times and bring a sense of sublimity with the original textures.
Thanks to the conscious layout of the space, the artistic ambience throughout the whole area is more layered in terms of visual expression. In contrast to the conventional rigid planning of movement lines, the public areas are designed with a 'de-living room' design, blurring the boundaries of each functional area, and with bright lighting, presenting a palace-like atmosphere and providing a highly free communication space. The private areas are cleverly partitioned to give the impression of being inside the palace walls, meeting the need for privacy and combining with the public areas to truly recreate the Forbidden City.
Huaxi Design and gad
Architecture - Conceptual