The Xishan Villa project is located on a narrow linear plot, between an ongoing public road and a small hill, starting on the east side near the large DaXishan reservoir. Located in a mountain like area, east of Dalian downtown, it is a part of a larger project with on the south side townhouses and villas, which are located on a higher level. The project is a mix of public and private functions: residential small towers, retail units, SOHO and a sales center.
URBAN PLAN features
-Creating a mixed-use center on narrow plot near the wetland recreation park
-Connected public and private space in two levels through roof garden
The north- south orientation of the narrow plot inspired to make a composition of two lines of towers which come together in the middle. Starting point for the design is the transparency of the configuration, in order to obtain sun in between the buildings. The sun thus penetrates to the inside, the core of the area.
The total built volume has been divided over the plot as much as possible to create balance in the volume and provide the area with a human scale.
The public and private functions are functionally separated but connected by using similar forms and materials. In this way the different elements together are forming a whole, instead of being all incidents.
The relaxed living area is based on clear and strong forms with contrasts and harmony. Natural stone, brickwork, plaster and glass are the main materials.
The facade designs are compositions of horizontal lines and vertical elements with the exception of the center building (sales center/ commercial) which emphasizes the entrance road.
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