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LAURENT：The project is located in the villa area of Minxing District, Shanghai. It is a pure villa land and the project is Song style townhouses. Shanghai has both the environment of Suhang Millennium Wuyue culture and the prosperity of the contemporary Eastern Chicago. When quietness and prosperity are intertwined, it creates Shanghai’s unique and exquisite culture， which is a diverse, open, life-oriented ceremonial atmosphere and daily details. The design intention starts from the aesthetic interest of ancient literati scholars to create a humanistic artistic life in the new era. In the hustle and bustle of Shanghai, we want to create an environment, to restore a picture, and to recover our memories on this land. We will re-establish the connection between hometown and home by the scene of the moon in the sea. We will tell the story of Shanghai’s exquisite life through a window for time and space.
The scope of the demonstration area includes the main entrance of the community, commercial suite, and two sample houses. The site does not have distinct features and lacks available landscape resources. At the beginning of the design, the site input conditions were not very clear, and we made various forms of thinking and judgment.
▼设计草图 Design freehand sketch
After the input conditions were finally clarified, the original plan was reorganized and various forms of conception were carried out. In the end, we returned to the initial idea and reperformed the rise of the moon in another form. In the front field area, the design uses the wind-moving walls and planting to isolate the external environment and creates a comfortable interior space.
▼总图 Project plan
In the front field area, we intend to create a sense of ceremony. The curved wind-driven wall guides the visitor to the moon cave gate transition space. This is the first ceremony. Through the moon cave gate, the water cascade of both sides welcomes the guests. This is a second ceremony.
▼弧形风动景墙 Arcuate wind wall
We use 2560 pieces of tinned mirror stainless steel wind-driven piece as the coating material to construct a curved 30.5 meter in length and 2.8 meters in height interface. The shadow of tree, figures, and light are the symbiosis between man and nature, as the Vientiane of life.
Before the installation, we tried various producing methods with the construction party and clients and finally made our decisions after multiple rounds of comparison and adjustment in terms of visual effects, flexibility, verticality, and color.
▼月洞门 Moon gate
Through the Moon Cave Gate as the theme of the frontcourt, we take a look at the poem of Li Hua in the Tang Dynasty, “the bright autumn moon rises from the sea”. The mirror water axis and the moon group sculptures at the end resemble the reflection of the rising moon on the shimmering sea. The bright “moonlight” and the ripples of light reflect the love of this land and the nostalgia.
The monolithic glass of the moon sculpture size is 2.95 meters x 3.2 meters. We made many rounds of comparison and tests in color, alternation, lighting effects, and maintenance methods.
三山望月 Sanshan Wangyue
Introduced by a poem of Li Hua from the Tang Dynasty and referring to the “Arises above the sea is a bright moon”, we use the “One Pool Three Mountains” Taiyechi, Penglai, Fangzhang, and Yinzhou as the three scenic mountains to create such illusion. The three mountain-shaped pieces of sculpture are illusory with the blue light.
后场，朴影流虹 In the backfield, the plain shadow seems like a flowing rainbow
The entire backcourt space is less than 1000 square meters. It is enclosed by buildings, the entrance, and exit of the underground parking, and the wall forms a patio space which is a 2m*2m, 3.8m high wind shaft. With the artistic conception of the poem “Spring in the Foot of Mountain” by the poet Huangfu Zeng of the Tang Dynasty, we constructed an ethereal world with a flexible spatial form and a poetic conception expression. It is an interpretation of the refined life aesthetics of the Song Dynasty.
▼捕捉廊下时光 The porch time
The focus of landscape design lies in coordinating human-land relationships. Our initial intention is to solve problems under limited conditions and play the role of landscape in a limited space. Through the creation of space and a storytelling theme, the project will enable people to walk into the tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is the life in seclusion, the return to the heart, the integration of nature, and the interpretation of Song-style refined life aesthetics.
Project Name: CLOUD VILLA
Project Address: Denghui Intersection Dushi Street, Minxing District, Shanghai
Client: Shanghai Haihui Real Estate Co.
Landscape Design: LAURENT
Landscape Team: Jiang Yulong, Nie Min, Zhou Hao, Yi Ting, Tang Hao, Li Yalan, Liang Mingfeng, Yang Yang, Li Anshu, Liu Wei, Yan Qian, Chen Yanming, Wu Xin，Zhou Xian
Architecture Design: SHANGHAI ZF ARCHITECTURL DESIGN CO. LTD
Interior Design: Huangzhou Kumei Architecture and Décoration Design CO. LTD
Project Area: 8819㎡
Landscape Area: 7172㎡
Completion Time: 2019.10
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