It is believed that many designers’ doors to design are opened by world-class masters, firstly impressed by some of their design details or grand narratives, and then deeply imprinted in heart. Their works are to classic to forget even with just a glance, attracting us to repeat reading over and over again. Until one day, there comes a response. Yue House is that response for SGD Office, that one day allows it to pay attribute to and to have dialogue with those masters directly. To us，Xixi National Wetland Park and the world-class designer David Chipperfield are so familiar, just like old acquaintances. So we know more than anyone else about how to make Yue House a nature and pure place as it always were.
▼住宅入口，entrance of the house
Yue House is full of spirituality. While walking along the stone platform between the waters into the Yue House, the instance you turn right into the entrance, there will come a light, from the front and the ground, with a kind of divine illusion. The light is crystallized, but it seems to flow with the water under it. This is the inspiration from the famous designer Hiroshi Sugimoto. When he design the Go-Ou Shrine, he used glass-brick stairs to transparent light into the underground stone room, which is so stunning. We lay this material on the floor of Yue House,creating a gorgeous waterway leading to the light, and making the wall ‘cracks’ an equidistant seam echo with it. It looks as if what the Bible saying “God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
▼步入玄关的瞬间，会有那么一道光，there will come a light at the entrance,
At any time, the owner can enjoy the trickle from outside and collect the most precious things from nature—— “sound, light and water” . Time is a poem and a tangible flowing rhythm here. When the line of light triggers heartbeats, the space of Yue House introduces another climax by arc. The pure white spiral staircase is like the ancient nautilus, full of charm. It separates from but also unites with the surrounding space, ambiguously. No matter look inside or outside, the staircase hides part of its beauty like a mystery. In Yue House, the staircase is seemingly a semi-closed Zen room, as you walk up step by step, you can realize the realm of silence. However, when walk and view from the designer’s secret holes, the other space dances with the rhythm, making a lively explanation of the micro but wonderful life.
▼由客厅望向餐厅，view from the living room to the dinning room
▼从楼梯向外看、或从外看向楼梯，都无法看见对方空间的全部，no matter look inside or outside, the staircase hides part of its beauty like a mystery
▼看似远古的鹦鹉螺，looks like the ancient nautilus
Except for small amount of wood, the main materials of Yue House are bearly latex paint and concrete. Except for the regular straight line, the geometric elements of space are almost only arcs. This minimalist design is our response to master David Chipperfield.
▼极简的公共空间，minimalist design of the public space
▼材料以乳胶漆和清水混凝土为主，latex paint and concrete
▼搭配使用少量的木材，small amount of wood
But to the hidden parts, such as the bedroom and the entertainment space in basement, we create another atmosphere. We put the bed as the core of the bedroom in the centre of the room. To increase the sense of security and softness, we use deeper-coloured wood on the ground and the wall behind it. The gauziness curtains bring in light, echoing with that on the wall. The round shape of the bathtub is extremely beautiful, and every angle feels just right. With the square wooden next to it, they together form an interesting geometric contrast.
▼深色木材墙体、收藏品红蓝椅、浴缸，deeper-coloured wood wall, Red And Blue Chair collections, bathtub
▼浴缸圆润饱满，与正方的木墩构成有趣的几何对比，the round shape of the bathtub contrast with the wooden cube
In entertainment space, the red-pink shows liveliness also a quiet silence. It quietly blends between gray and white, swinging between light and shadow, mixing elegance with ambiguity , leading to a complete relaxation, so intriguing. In addition, there are several classic collections such as Red And Blue Chair but not in piles to show off. Only a few pieces is enough to please residents themselves. Yue House is full of spirituality. At last, SGD Office pays tribute to Hiroshi Sugimoto with time, pays tribute to David Chipperfield with space, pays tribute to Xixi National Wetland Park with natural rhythm, and pays tribute to the residents for long-term companionship.
▼地下一层娱乐空间，basement entertainment space
▼融入了灰与白之间，游移在光与影之间，blends between gray and white, swinging between light and shadow
▼室外庭院夜景，night view of the courtyard
▼一层平面图，1st floor plan
辅案设计：白浩祥 汪婉莹 徐岩岩 李静 鲁鉴涵 王瀚
Project： Yue House Villa in Xixi National Wetland Park
Category：Interior Design and Soft Decoration Design
Design Team：SGD Office
Designers in charge：Yinqiu Xie / Haiming Gong
Other designers：Haoxiang Bai / Wanying Wang / Yanyan Xu / Jing Li / Jianhan Lu / Han Wang