China | 2022
The project is the exhibition and sales center of the residential property Fontanelle developed by Vanke, located in Keqiao District, Shaoxing, China. Used to be the capital of state Yue in ancient time, Shaoxing is renowned as the “Oriental Venice”. It boasts prominent textile craftsmanship, making it comparable to Como, the “Silk City” of Italy. As envisioning the space, the design team drew on the aesthetic of silk, while integrating the poetic scenery of southern China with the stylish and artistic ambience of Apennine Peninsula, hence creating a modern aesthetic space that leads a new lifestyle. Sitting at the intersection of roads on the lakeside, the site has a fan-like shape. Occupying a total land area of 3000 square meters, the building volume and the courtyard feature graceful ribbon-like form, which echoes local flowing water yards. The interior space is liner and narrow, with a footprint of 600 square meters. The design team extracted design concept from silk, and conceived the space by taking full account of visual effects, functionality and spatial narrative, with a view to showcasing a quality lifestyle space. The space impresses the visitors with unique visual effects at the first glance. It continues the geometric architectural elements and connects to the landscape of the courtyard. Enveloped by transparent French windows and gray stone material, it brings in outdoor scenery and interacts with nature via window openings. Lines and light are subtly refined to create a broader field of view within the limited space. Moreover, the skylight optimizes natural daylighting and helps save energy.
Interscape Design Associates
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