春山秋水 | 安澜美学馆:隐于自然与时光里的-艺术容器
Shaoxing, situated in the south corner of Yangtze River delta, features natural river network and stone bridges typical to Jiangnan water towns. Enlisted as a pilot sponge city years ago, Shaoxing is working to further improve the balanced ecology of mountains and rivers.
About 2,500 years ago, Yue State located its capital in Shaoxing. Today, the city has been home to many historical relics of emperors Shun and Yu and the Yue State, and nourished and attracted a great number of talents and celebrities. The profound and well-preserved historical and cultural contexts have made Shaoxing a “museum without walls”.
∇ 古朴石材，自然静谧 Primitive stone
With spatial scenes extending Shaoxing’s historical and cultural endowments and natural context, the project is expected to transform naturalistic oriental sentiments into contemporary life aesthetics through design and artistic expressions. The space combines natural, artistic and retro elements, which conforms to the environment and is approachable. The design weakens the commercial and marketing purposes of the project by creating inclusive spatial experience, which evokes strong emotional resonance of users in a warm and silent way.
Built in a tranquil and natural environment with luxuriant plants, the project is an independent and warm presence in a form of “pavilion” which coexists with the courtyard. The building is enclosed by dark gray grilles and blended with elegant and simple aesthetic images, as if it opens the door of time travel, through which people enter a serene, poetic world.
∇ 大幅艺术装置与水景石前后呼应 Artistic installation echoes with stone
Waterscape, moss and trees form natural, vigorous sculptures. Natural light penetrates the “carved” grille ceiling, creating enframed views with changing shadows and producing a tranquil ambience in which time seems to stop here.
∇ 材质细部 Texture detail
The dark gray color with earth hues extends from the facade to the interior, adding a mineral-like calming and tranquil touch to spatial surfaces. Dark gray stone materials with wood components feature rough and warm textures respectively, which are combined to create a simple and everlasting poetic aesthetic. Complemented by the daylight from the skylight and the courtyard grilles, the materials highlight vitality and quintessence of architecture.
∇ 艺术装置 Artistic installation
Matte gold-textured art installation attached to the wall is like a huge gold-foil calligraphy work, adding a visual and spiritual focus to the simple background.
Different from the quietness of the atrium, the symmetrical spaces on both sides in the structure are equipped with large French windows to maximize the introduction of landscape and light from the courtyard.
Light-colored wood veneer is paired with sliding doors made of woven rattans and bamboo strips. When the door opens or closes, it reveals an open yet private atmosphere with Jiangnan characteristics. The simple and concise lines of the furniture express modern oriental characteristics, echo with spatial lines, and show abstract beauty like calligraphy.
∇ 设计材质细部 Texture detail
To be in line with the project’s attribute as an aesthetics pavilion, artistry is the core of the whole space. Works of local artists are the spiritual clues of each space, and crystalize and sublimate the theme of nature and poetry. Subtly-designed artistic elements, such as the “rain” ripples on the marble, the “moon shadow” moving on the water surface and the “iron ship” that represents the collision and integration of tradition and modernity, reveal the pursuit of nature and stimulate contemporary aesthetic reflection through concise expressions.
∇ 艺术装置 Artistic installation
∇ 设计细节 Detail
In such a space wrapped by nature and art, the designers created a realm beyond reality, which is based on reality, but is richer, broader, more profound, closer to eternal beauty, and infinite in space and time dimensions. All the details, such as functions, colors, materials, light and shadows, are combined as eternal carriers of emotions and memories, to let people experience the natural charm and cultural connotations in the space. The design links up the scale and depth of the city’ context, and conveys positive and sustainable values in the flashy and trend-chasing commercial market.
∇ 平面图 Plan
Project name: An Villa Aesthetics Pavilion
Location: Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
Project type: Clubhouse
Area: 200 square meters
Interior finishes design: Nature Times Art Design Co., Ltd.
Interior decoration design: Nature Times Art Aesthetics
Chief designers: Wei Jinjing, Wei Yaocheng, Zhang Huichao
Design team: Xie Gang, Wang Meng
Clients: Yoland Real Estate Co., Ltd., New Hope, Vanke
Photography: Yanming Photos