The building is located in an open wilderness of Wuzhi Country, close to the Zhengzhou City, China. In the planning of the developer — CFLD , there will be a lake and rich river system, surrounded by residences, schools, hotels, commercial streets and other types of estate. Our project is start-up area. In the north is the residential area to be developed and there will be a lake in the south. Here, it is hardly to find the context of the wilderness. The imagination of future scenes is the key of the project.
▼远山如黛，近水含烟，建筑孤独的伫立湖畔，起伏的天际线与环境相得益彰，The blue mountain is background, the mist wreathed the water in the front. The building stands alone by the lake, and the skyline enrich the scene.
The narrow site is in an irregular trapezoid. The requirements of setbacks forms the building plane. It doesn’t need any other sense of form, but it needs to occupy the whole site as much as possible, thus creating its own realm in it. Use a lively inner world against an overly abstract external environment, this is our perception of the site.
▼用建筑占领整个场地，Occupy the whole site by the building
The method of “occupation” is presented as a continuous folded roof suspended over the ground, leave the space beneath the roof a shelter. The open space cut the roof, which defined the front courtyard and the backyard, and also defined the left and right functional spaces. Reading salon, catering, swimming pool are located in the west, the experience center is located in the east. The two functional spaces are connected by the foyer and the gallery.
▼连续起折且具有空间层次感的屋宇，与屋宇下部的门廊，A roof that folds continuously brings a sense of space, and a porch under the roof.
▼阶梯式的图书馆，对着湖面打开，又仿佛是一个巨大的橱窗，The stepped library facing the lake, looks like a giant window.
▼打开的檐下空间，建筑与自然平和的对话，水、岛、桥、树等元素共同组成了颇具禅意的入口庭院，Within the open space under the roof, there is a peaceful dialogue between building and nature, the water, island, bridge, trees and other elements together form a peaceful courtyard entrance.
The walls further define the space. Base on the angle relationship of trapezoid site texture and the orthogonal axis network, we organize the vertical wall system with different widths and angles to create the space. In this way, people find that the facade of the building is constantly changing, when they walking through, as if these “screens” are constantly opening and closing. Sunlight and air are able to immersed in the gaps between these façade components.Horizontal and vertical folding panels define the building, and the gaps between them makes the courtyards of different directions and sizes. Therefore, it is not so much a building as a man-made space, a specific place surrounded by nature and also embrace the nature.
▼不同角度的竖向折板，与屋面的水平起折，组成一种耐人寻味的关系——这个建筑的表情是变幻莫测的，There is a thought-provoking and unpredictable conversation among vertical panels at different angles and horizontal folded roofs.
The red rusted steel plate adopted for the external wall of the building, which is also a reflection on the change of time and environment. The material, rusted steel plate, has a characteristic that the color becomes dim and stable as time flows. There is a kind of possibility: when the building just built, it was surprising, impassioned and smart. It was the hero in the field; As time goes by, the surrounding buildings have been built one after another, and the wilderness has become a city. The building is becoming more and more mature and quietly. When the small trees in the courtyard grow higher and higher, higher than the eaves, with luxuriant branches and leaves, it will be the most humble and the most beautiful time of the project.
▼温泉花园小景，A view of the spring garden
▼通往体验中心二层的楼梯，Stairs leading to the second floor of the experience center
▼读书沙龙内部，Interior of reading salon
Architect’ Firm: United Design Group Co. Ltd.
Design team: Basicwork Studio
Lead Architects: Xi Xiaotao, Zhou Xiaobo (counselor), Lin Longming, Zhong Qingyun, Jiang Tao
Project location: Wuzhi, HeNan
Gross Built Area (square meters): 4200㎡
Photo credits: Su Shengliang
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