Baiyun Lake Sales Center and Villa
Baiyun Lake Scenic Spot, BiShan District, Chong Qing
The whole space is integrated into the Oriental aesthetic system, with the intention of creating a living space of natural appearance, modern style and Chinese soul. We hope to express the most information with few elements, with profound cultural connotation, the Chinese literati’s feelings for natural set off the elegant and leisure, implicit and refine situation.
The building used to be a four story villa. Due to its unique terrain conditions and underground space height advantages, the designer boldly add an interlayer to the underground space under the premise of ensuring the rational use of the indoor functional space, so as to make the building become a double first floor apartment with “first three and fiver after”, and try to expand or add the window opening size as much as possible, so as to maximize the landscape into the indoor living space.
After the structural alterations, the basement one and two floors are planned to be the reception and entertainment space. The basement one has the best landscape sight and the most abundant resources. The master enters the house from the first floor of the front courtyard . The first floor is planned for family dining and living space. In the private space for the elderly and children on the second floor, bedclothes, wall finishes and ornaments are selected with elements of landscape, flowers and birds to create a strong Chinese style.
When getting the original plane of townhouse, the most difficult thing is the porch. As a buffer space, the porch really represents the ritual sense of the Oriental residence. After several repetitions, we upgraded the entrance position of the front yard to the side yard, and added “window type porch” so that can enjoy the landscape garden.
Then, changing the stair position. We rationalize this component of vertical traffic and then adjust the small segmented window on the south into a large French window. When the porch is released, the stairs merge into the side of the living room. The side of the space facing the garden is connected into a 270° circular curtain. The viewing surface radiates the main social life places in the living room, dining room, kitchen and so on.
Secondly, the location of kitchen and the elderly room on the north side of will be changed. After the replacement, the kitchen function will be expanded and functionalized into Chinses and western kitchen and dining room, forming an axis alignment and closely linked with the living room, leading to the negative floor, which is a space for family film watching and entertainment space.
The second floor is the children’s activity area and bedroom. Children are naturally curious and sensitive to everything. Therefore, we specially plan a children’s activity area to connect the bedroom and outdoor terrace, and design elements such as astronomy, telescope and climbing on the lighting and wall surface to stimulate children’s desire for exploration and knowledge.The third floor is the master’s bedroom and study area. The designers make full use of the surrounding landscape to maximize the window into the nature.