Xixi Learning Community is a local project in the phase III art village of Xixi swamp. The owners hope to provide art invention and science exchange site to the culture and art rank via this project. The whole art village attracts 12 young architects in China. Each architect designs a building with different functions by using different lands. The construction base of the Xixi Learning Community is very special, is distributed and is separated by pond. The owners hope to control the whole building area to be about 3800m2 and meet the use requirements of the Learning Community. It is important to meet the centralized and distributed function requirements and combine the invention space, exchange space and exhibition space in the design. The building is measured and divided and the cluster idea is used in the design. The discrete clustering layout is designed due to distributed land of the Xixi Learning Community to get a proper effect. Based on this idea, we wholly deploy the Xixi Learning Community as discrete Learning Community building.
This 24-class middle school is located in the east suburb. The three-story 157 meter long rectangular structure has a rectangular central courtyard which locates on top of the first floor. The intent of the courtyard space brings up the experience of the underground cave dwelling at the northwest region of China.
This 3200 square meter three-story kindergarten is also located in the east suburb. It is composed with a few pure geological elements. For example, the rectangular central courtyard is an outdoor playground and also an amphitheater. The circular outdoor music courtyard space makes a contract and a reversion with the circular music classroom underneath.
Located on the Fushi Road in the west suburb of Beijing, the building is a blocking unit of H40m x W40m x L60m, a grand hall of H38m x W20m x L20m is placed within. To emphasize the concept of “Chisel”, there are total of 23 round skylights plus 23 circular windows on the west side wall. These punched holes introduce the Chinese classical concept “chisel out the door and the window to make a room”.
This clubhouse is served as a public gathering space for a 57-villa development in the west side of Beijing. The three-level structure has total 1600 square meters, which contains coffee shop, meeting rooms and four guest rooms. At the front of the three-story entrance hall, a full height glass wall divides the interior and the exterior space, so the inside and the outside space become opposite of each other. The opposed view and the inter-change relationship is the key design concept.
This is a project to transform the home space. The original plan is a typical three bedroom apartment, the designer treat it as an enclosed space to project his consciousness space. With the means of geological elements, his consciousness space in a four dimensional quantitative states was projected into this enclosed space in a three dimensional state.
This small project is a hall which serves as an extension to an office building, The present entrance is on the south side of the building, The client requested that the entrance be changes to the east side of the building.
The A+B villa are among the 57-villa development in the west side of the Beijing. Adjacent to the clubhouse, these two 670 and 630 square meter villas are designed side-to-side sharing a dividing wall. They both are two stories with a full basement. Two central courtyards with different feelings are placed in the center. The routing circulation inside each villa displays the architect’s intent to project his scenery experience into the space.