The project is located at a 5-story-height building in an innovation district in Ningbo. It is now served as an exhibition hall and office room for the lighting company. The quarter turned staircase connects the open garden and the patio on the second floor. While allowing bright view in the garden, the inspiration came from the original geometrical shape from the building itself and the concise interior design.
▼项目概览，overall of the project ©朱海
The spatial arrangement of the garden is formed by geometrical segments. The ground is paved by free form cladding made by palo gold. Each split surface is either polished or naturalclefted, emerging from the arc-shaped wall. Designer conformed to the environment composition, combining the existing wall with concrete frame as a decorative background.
▼一层庭院轴测图，axonometric drawing of the first floor ©七月合作社
An extensive area of bush-hammered concrete wall, incorporate with polished concrete columns, enhance the sense of grey scale in the garden. Moreover, making the view more vibrant under the skylight. The free form cladding palo gold stone wall provide a transition from flat to slant surfaces, forms differentiation among the heights of natural stones.
▼灰墙和混凝土框架作为框景和观看背景，combining the existing wall with concrete frame as a decorative background ©朱海
▼大面积混凝土荔枝面石墙与混凝土光面石柱，bush-hammered concrete wall with polished concrete columns ©朱海
The circulation of garden allows an instance for people to take a pulse and rest. Betula nigra and Ligustrum quihoui carr. are selected for their elegant and smooth branches. The walls, ground, volcanic rocks and benches all together to outline the shadows.
▼庭园内部流畅的动线，The smooth circulation of the garden ©朱海
▼墙面、地面、火山岩、坐凳扑捉着光影，The walls, ground, volcanic rocks and benches all together to outline the shadows ©朱海
▼自然面黄锈石碎拼石墙，The free form cladding palo gold stone wall ©朱海
The exhibition hall on the west side separates the garden into two consistent framed sceneries. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the south side will give an overview of the garden. After walking up the steps and peeking through the window, the higher level scenery will be seen above the ground. The sequence of walking helps visitors to explore consecutive scenes, and connects the two separated gardens.
▼展厅将庭园划分为两处巨大而连续的框景，The exhibition hall separates the garden into two consistent framed sceneries ©朱海
▼步移景异与墙壁上的光影效果，the changing consecutive scenes and the light and shadow effect ©朱海
Office room will face the patio; the entire space opens wide with a circular shaped glass window at the center to invite natural lighting, which will further enhance the connection between outdoor landscape and indoor breathing.
▼二层庭院轴测图，axonometric drawing of the second floor ©七月合作社
Hallway that connects the office is free form cladding with square shaped steeping stones and gravels, giving a sense of privacy. Rhododendron simsii planch. is the major breed in the triangular flower container, creating a taste of texture. Since the restriction of load-bearing, lightweight materials are the best option to design. The circular glass window edging clad material is hollowed out to serve as a prop to the structure. The surface finishing transitions from natural faced to pointing chiseled then polished. The triangular geometrical shape possesses a sculptural vibrancy. The slant side of the triangle increases the perspective depth. While guiding the visitors into the space, abstract visual sense gradually diminishes. Looking down from the railing, the triangular patio links well with the ground-floor garden.
▼俯瞰二层庭院，overlooking the garden on the second floor ©朱海
▼圆形采光井，The circular glass window ©朱海
The designers utilize concise and poetic elements to make sure every plant and stone displays their distinctive features. At night, lighting will became essential to highlight the details of the texture. Meanwhile, light will enhance the emotional atmosphere and the spatial context.
Project Name: 21-Midsummer
Project Location: Yinzhou district of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province
Landscape Design: July Design Group
Lead Designers: Heng Kang, Yang Tang
Project Scope: Conceptual Design, Construction Drawings, Design Supervision
Project Size: Approx. 120 square meters
Construction Date: 2021.03
Completion Date: 2021.06
Interior Design: LWPD
Photographer: Hai Zhu