序态设计 | 浙江嘉兴海盐晕染叠宅
Space,people and mobility combine to breath an air of life into the surroundings.The residence is revived with the owner's personality,interacting with the occupants for mutual growth.
A renovation project in Linhai,the residence is located in Haiyan,Jiaxing of Zhejiang Province,and is required to satisfy the needs of a family of four who prefer an elegant and leisurely living style.It is a family deeply influenced by traditional culture in the south of the Yangtze River.The male owner is an entrepreneur who needs to have an independent office,and the hostess,who likes practicing calligraphy and ink painting as well as gardening in her spare time,needs to stay at home to take care of a newborn.It is hoped that the design can be space-enhancing with a broad vista,and functional spaces for playing and learning should be considered for the growing children.
In terms of the space as a whole,the client hopes to apply traditional Chinese elements to its expression.As a nod to the oriental culture,we decided on the mountain and river landscape – commonly known as Shanshui – as the key element in our design concept,due to not only its strong expressiveness and popularity,but also its metaphysical philosophy.Therefore,at the abstract level we attempted a new way of expression,in which the prosaic multi-layered greyness preferred by Chinese literati is mixed up with earthy yellow of the religious courtyard wall,and the elements of mountain and rivers are deployed alternatively to represent the essence of the space.
The original balcony is divided into a porched entrance and an outdoor activity area,fitted with purpose-built luminescent blue bricks for the effect of light and shadow in order to increase the mobility of the structure.
The ground floor is redesigned mainly as a public area.In order to ensure the mobility of space and vision,the original staircase in the middle is moved away to reconnect the kitchen,the dining room and the living room.Also annexed are the stairs,laundry and bathroom.In this way,the public area is maximized to ensure abundant indoor lighting and air circulation.
On the upper floor,the moved staircase forms a walkway and an open reading area to meet the interactive needs of the two children in the future.Meanwhile,to the balcony on the first floor is added a new study,which satisfies the need of the male owner and gives the room a touch of desirable disorder.On the bottom the semi-open area serves as an open tearoom.
In this design imbued with both abstraction and imagery,we hope to reference and make a feature of Shanshui,its power and softness,its peaks and troughs,its flows and serenity.The conversion is realized through personal interactions and those between people and their surrounds.As a result,the designed environment,nature and people blend with and influence each other.
Imagine the scene: in the bright sunlight and aroma of brewing tea,the children are frolicking,the mother tenderly reproaching and the indulgent father defending.We hope the space can record the emotions of life and help people to discover the subtle beauty of everyday living.
Scope: Architecture and interior
Area: 300㎡ Courtyard: 50㎡
Design Time: 2016.03- 2016.06
Construction Time: 2017.07-2018.03
Designer Team: XuTai Design and Research Studio
Architects: Tianbao Yang,PengYi Wang,Diamond,JingQian Luo
Contractor: Shanghai MuBo Design Engineering Co.LTD.
Lighting Supply and Consultant: Daye Lighting
Materials: blue bricks,luminous blue bricks,Finnish paint,Hong Kong-based ceramic tiles,hard-coated fabric,walnut skin,brass
Photographer: XuTai Design and Research Studio,Xiao Yun