The Home for Martial Arts 榫卯承传，隐于可园
The mortise-tenon connection which enjoys a history of over 7000 years plays a key part in ancient buildings. Yet with the advances in technology, it has now faded in architecture and serves more as a cultural symbol. We, therefore, refine the traditional mortise-tenon connection to form the skeleton of the whole building and then designed a set of hidden systems to pass on the very wisdom of our ancestors embedded in the ancient oriental civilization.
The first floor consists of a sunken living room, an indoor fish pond, an open island kitchen.
The second floor is assigned with the old person room and grandpa's calligraphy space.
The third floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom for the two children.
The master bedroom, tearoom, study, and supporting bathrooms are on the fourth floor.
The rooftop is designed as a place for Grandpa to practice martial arts and boxing and for family gatherings, etc.