An Villa

Shaoxing / China / 2021

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Shaoxing is located in the south of the Yangtze River, known as Jiangnan, where one can get lost in the crossing alleys, bridges, canal network, and idyllic scenes appreciating its simplicity and leisure.


The character of the ancient house roof and water network endorses the main idea very much. The design team had got inspired in many ways by researching the watertown of Shaoxing. One is from architecture. The heritage roofs use the imbrex and tegula, overlapping roof tiles, to keep out rain and drain it efficiently. Drawing inspiration from this architectural technique, we create a water feature at the arrival court to facilitate the departure and arrival procedures. Moreover, the delicate roof structure not only captures the essence of the ancient roof but also highlights the dwelling history of Shaoxing. By creating a rain-like effect, this artistic installation becomes the pride and pleasure of Shaoxing architecture and cultural heritage.


Another inspiration is from the environment of Shaoxing. As we pay attention to the relationship between roof and water runoff, we see the way the roofs protect us from the rain and then lead the rain to the gutter and how they manage the rainwater in the oldtown. Now in the current city of Shaoxing, we have a lot of rain every year and sometimes we have floods. In this project, we try to have better rainwater management.


Children, who grow up in Jiangnan, can never forget the scene of rain hitting the eave. Every end of summer follows a rainy season. After dripping from eaves for a few days, the summer fades away swiftly. "Rain beating the eaves" carries the memory of the season for generations who live in Jiangnan.


However, the memory of Jiangnan should go further than just living in the childhood memories of every Jiangnanese. When rain hits the eaves, it is time to recurrence the space.


The planting methods are mainly ecological natural planting combined with exquisite spherical shrubs with a sense of sculpture, and then the space is supported by tall trees with a sense of spatial volume and graceful shape to make it rich, exquisite, ecological and colorful. The design hopes to create a Zen village south of the Yangtze River. The plants focus on the interesting natural village feeling of the south of the Yangtze River with exquisite, private, and luxurious original ecological ancient towns.


In the design, the eaves, ridges, and waterscape of the water village in Jiangnan are integrated. Walking in it is like walking by the river of the ancient town, and the roof pours on people, bringing a cultural atmosphere. The rhythm of space is rhythmic, and the opening and closing relationship of space is formed by using landscape walls, corridors, and plants. From the penetrating view of the space to the grandeur and vitality of the front courtyard, and then to the Zen tranquility of the sunken courtyard, several spaces form different space atmospheres. Walking along the road, the scenery is different.


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绍兴地处江南,这里河湖交错,水网纵横,小桥流水、古镇小城、田园村舍、如诗如画。


通过研究水乡绍兴,我们获得了很多启示。例如,在灵感方面,如入口到达庭院,我们设计了装置艺术一般的庭院水景,以表现绍兴的历史。我们将绍兴建筑的屋檐和岛屿周围的河流相结合,设计了屋顶落水,既可以供人们避雨,也可以营造出雨打屋檐的效果。该精致的水景装置还可以围合空间,隔离街道的喧嚣,形成私人空间。同时,对于参观者来说,他们看到这道靓丽的风景,也会感到非常自豪。这些都是实体的灵感。


我们还从水乡绍兴汲取了环境灵感。我们观察到屋檐是可以保护人们免受雨淋,并将雨水引到排水沟,以及老城的雨水排水管理方式。然而如今的绍兴市,每年雨水丰沛,偶有洪水。在这个项目中,我们尝试了更好的雨水管理方式。


江南长大的孩子记忆里一定有雨打屋檐的景象,临近夏天的结尾总是遇上雨季,绵密的雨敲打屋檐几日,夏天就这样悄悄过去了。“雨打屋檐”是一代又一代住在江南土地上的人对一个季节的记忆。


然而江南的记忆不该停留在江南人小时候的回忆里。雨打屋檐,时间在空间里被循环。


会所及前场区的种植方式主要以生态多姿的自然式种植结合精致有雕塑感的球状灌木种植,再以有空间体积感且形态婀娜的高大乔木撑起空间,使之丰盈且精致、生态且多姿。设计希望打造禅意的江南村落,植物着重用精致、私密和隐奢的原生态古镇趣味的江南自然村落感。


江南水乡滨水而居,设计中将水乡中的屋檐、屋脊、水景融为一体,行走其中,仿佛走在古镇河边,屋顶向人扑面而来,带来文化的氛围。空间节奏抑扬顿挫,利用景墙、廊道和植物形成空间的开合关系。从到达空间的透景,到前场庭院的宏大与生机,再到下沉庭院的禅意静谧,几进空间形成不同的空间氛围,沿路走进,步移景异。

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    Shaoxing is located in the south of the Yangtze River, known as Jiangnan, where one can get lost in the crossing alleys, bridges, canal network, and idyllic scenes appreciating its simplicity and leisure. The character of the ancient house roof and water network endorses the main idea very much. The design team had got inspired in many ways by researching the watertown of Shaoxing. One is from architecture. The heritage roofs use the imbrex and tegula, overlapping roof tiles, to keep out rain...

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    • Work finished in 2021
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