▼心照庭，Xinzhao Garden ©陈颢
Xinzhao Garden is located on the first floor of Joya Hotel in Lujiazui, Shanghai. It serves as the backdrop of the reception area and tea room measuring approximately 50 meters long. The glass windows frame the garden into a continuous long scroll as guests stroll from one side to another. The linearity of the site is suitable for building a unique atmosphere, but the narrowness nature of the site results in very limited perspectives; designers need to tackle the existing challenges and fulfill the space modeling experience at the same time. We hope to create an appropriate atmosphere for the guests while also stimulating their visual senses, changing their mood slightly as they enter the property.
▼通过黄锈石石组营造空间想象感，The imagination of the space is created through yellow-rust stone stone groups ©陈颢
▼心照庭有两处位置可站立静观，南侧休憩平台为其一，Within Xinzhao Garden, there are two locations for observation, one of them being the viewing platform located at the southern end of the garden ©陈颢
▼设计师尝试用园中石材、技法，去影响室内光线的进入与反射，The designer uses stones to influence how light enters the indoor and refracts ©陈颢
The designer consciously utilizes the landscape to create adequate lighting that can be felt as one enters the reception area, influencing how light behaves and feels indoor. The southern end consists of large yellow-rust stone stone groups resembling a mountain that obstructs the view to the driveway to the greatest extent, creating a somber atmosphere. Most of the stones are tilted towards indoor, creating an oppressing sensation as if one is at the base of a mountain. The large stone groups also obstruct possible peripheral views, creating more room for imagination as if there are endless possibilities beyond the stones.
▼常绿植物叶片不易透光，过于厚重。因此选择鸡爪械等造型飘逸，色度亮的植物，the leaves of evergreens are too heavy to filter light in, and therefore species with light and bright branches and leaves, like Acer Palmatum, were chosen for the garden ©陈颢
▼黄锈石乱拼石墙与石块呼应，Yellow-rust stone irregular paving stone wall echos with stone blocks ©陈颢
Light gradually brightens as space progresses from south to north. The landscape transitions from the tall yellow-rust stone stone wall with irregular patterns accompanied by taller hedgerow to brighter, lower sesame white stone stone wall. Thin-branched deciduous plants are used to increase transparency, emphasizing the contrast between foreground and background. Towards the northern end, the landscapes become dominant with shrubs and the stone wall comes to an end. The area is brightened with the predominant use of plants and gravel.
▼背景的绿篱进行适当隔离遮挡，增强私密性，The hedgerow in the background creates obstruction, increasing privacy ©陈颢
▼对黄锈石进行雕塑化处理，Statue-treating yellow-rust stone ©陈颢
The three stone walls strengthen the connectivity between different segments of the garden. They increase privacy and divide the garden from the driveway on a functional level and also enrich visual sensation on a sensual level when combined with plants in the foreground. Using varieties of plants combined with different heights of stone walls, the verticality of the garden is highlighted while the horizontal continuity is preserved. The irregular nature of the yellow-rust stone stone wall echos with the natural surface of the statue-treated yellow-rust stone below, while the sesame-white stone wall uses more artificial techniques.
▼心照庭有两处位置可站立静观，靠近接待处的出口是其二，有自然面黄锈石石板可供驻足，The other viewing location is adjacent to the reception area. The platform consists of a natural surface yellow-rust stone ©陈颢
▼框景前适宜喝茶静坐观赏，空间氛围尤为安静，It’s perfect for tea-tasting in front of this framed view, the atmosphere of the tea room is especially quiet ©陈颢
The designer uses stones and special techniques to influence the behavior of light. The texture of light changes as it passes through the garden, creating various ambiances in different areas. We hope those who visit the garden can shift their mood as they see fit by situating themselves in different parts of the garden.
▼植物上采用杂木庭的设计氛围，The vegetations selected are commonly found in a traditional Japanese woody garden ©陈颢
Project Name: Xinzhao Garden
Project Location: Shanghai Lujiazui Joya Hotel
Landscape Design: July Cooperative Company
Lead Designers: Heng Kang, Dayong Tao, Zhao Ye, Bo Shen, Yang Chen, Yaqing Zeng
Project Scope: Conceptual Design, Construction Drawings, Design Supervision
Client: Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd.
Project Size: 335 square meters
Interior Design: Vermilionzhou Design Group
Construction Date: 2019.06
Completion Date: 2020.06
Photography: Hao Chen