The project is located in Youtian Ecological Garden in Jiangxia District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Entrusted by the park to design and build a pavilion, it will provide a place for tourists to enjoy daily leisure and gathering. Wuhan Youtian Ecological Park pays attention to the ecological concept and advocates the restoration of the public environment in the ecological field. This project uses bamboo as a natural construction material, which coincides with the ecological concept of the park. At the same time, it uses such a platform to study, study and spread traditional Chinese bamboo. Art and bamboo culture are also particularly compatible.
▼竹亭外观，Exterior view ©李杨影
The beauty of bamboo structure lies in its shape, structure, and intention; when they become one, they gain their god. Feel the simple and awkward natural beauty of bamboo, promote the development and innovation of bamboo construction techniques with the power of design, and actively discover the various possibilities of bamboo use, realizing between wind and sound, movement and stillness, existence and absence, virtuality and reality Inhabit like poetry.
▼竹构体现自然之美，Bamboo structure expressing the beauty of nature ©李杨影
The design inspiration comes from “Such as a bird, like a leather, like a ho, like flying” in “The Book of Songs • Xiaoya”. The work pursues lightness and stretch, such as a bird spreading its wings, which means the totem of Chu-Phoenix, hence the name “Fengqi Pavilion”; creatively, it borrows the idea of the traditional sky and round place, and the arched vault covers the square ground. Gives more oriental charm to the design. The design adopts modern structural concepts and construction techniques, and ingeniously blends classical images with modern techniques. Explore a balance between modernity and the charm of classical architecture.
▼亭子侧面为腾飞形象，犹如鸟张开翅膀，The side of the pavilion is the image of soaring, like a bird spreading its wings ©李杨影
▼亭子侧面近景，closer view to the pavilion from one side ©李杨影
▼拱形穹窿以及四方地面为设计增添了东方神韵， The arched vaults and the square floor add oriental charm to the shape ©李杨影
The bamboo material used is Hunan nan bamboo. Phoebe bamboo is mainly distributed in Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian and other places. It is the bamboo species with the fastest growth, the best material, the most uses, the greatest economic value, and the largest planting area. Hunan bamboo is the best bamboo quality. We use thermal processing technology to achieve the curvature of the bamboo. The bamboo anchorage uses steel components to ensure the firmness and durability of its connection, and it also makes it possible to replace the components individually in the future, realizing the sustainability of construction. The structural system adopts an arch structure to realize the possibility of using less materials to obtain a larger span. At the same time, the curved bamboo in the air creates a light and agile effect, breaking the traditional perception of the stereotype of horizontal and vertical bamboo, making the structure Technology and beauty blend together.
分解轴测图，Exploded axonometric ©匠作工作室
Wuhan is hot in summer. In order to meet the need for shading, we split bamboo strips to cover the ceiling to form shading shutters. The bamboo strips are intentionally not full, so that they can filter in the cut wind through the light. The sun shines through the blinds and soft light, and the sound of the wind through the bamboo pavilion makes people feel refreshed. The light and hazy roof does not block nature, and you can still sit and watch the clouds in the pavilion. The sunshade sheet with sufficient strength also reserves the possibility of covering with lightweight tiles to avoid rain in the future.
▼竹篾百叶形成独特光影，Bamboo strip shutters form a unique light and shadow ©李杨影
▼结点细节，Node details ©李杨影
The pavilion has the function of viewing and resting. It is permanently located in the garden or scenic spot. It is small in scale and is a highly artistic building. The park hopes that this design can accommodate a primary school class, so a larger scale is adopted. The finished Fengqi Pavilion is 6 meters wide, 9 meters deep, and 5 meters high. Fengqi Pavilion does not adopt the traditional image of a pavilion. While retaining traditional culture, it also satisfies the modern aesthetic taste. The collision of tradition and modernity has given the pavilion more connotation. It is hoped that this will also attract children to experience the charm and beauty of some traditional culture and bamboo art. Considering the dynamic needs of being able to hold a variety of activities, the space of Fengqi Pavilion is high and wide, combined with the bamboo chairs set around the bamboo base, which has both the cohesion of enclosing and centripetal, and the openness of opening to the periphery.
▼满足丰富的娱乐活动以及供人休息的空间，Meet the rich entertainment activities and space for people to rest ©李杨影
Bamboo is produced in China, and the ancients loved it. Many bamboo construction techniques have been passed down to this day. However, as bamboo products gradually fade out of modern life and cultural vision, traditional bamboo art is also facing the danger of being lost. We hope that through our simple attempts, we will once again awaken our attention to traditional bamboo art. Special thanks to Mr. Xiong Linhui, general manager of the park, for his strong support for this construction.
▼建造过程，Construction process ©匠作工作室