She Jin Office 舍近办公室
The studio is located in Xiangshan Art Commune, West Lake District, Hangzhou. This commune is dotted with white buildings and overlapping hills in the distance. We can feel the dialogue and breathing between nature and architecture.
The core of the design revolves around the word 'She Jin (舍近)'. The first implication is that we insist on doing what is right rather than what is easy. This is also is our value; Second, ‘She (house)’ and ‘Jin (close)’, also represents space and distance. We achieve the coordinated connection between the two through the division and establishment of the region.
The entrance is made up of three walls and staggered steps at different angles. The central wall is hung on the original wall of the park, which skillfully integrates with the original environment.The winding path formed by three different angles of the wall makes the original straight-through entrance become continuous and smooth;
Corrugated stainless steel as while as red and orange gradient acrylic form the micro landscape, intended to "borrow light". Through the corrugated stainless steel, light is converted into water ripple light on the acrylic, forming a bay of "light" pool.
The ladder form is the presentation of the salon area. A staircase on the inner side breaks through the wall and echoes the adjoining stairwell. In function, it can also be used as a table for coffee and other drinks;
The water bar is the axis of the space on the first floor, based on the original two bearing columns, cleverly extended as the central water bar installation functional area. This reflects the inheritance and development of the new and the old.The tilt of the water bar solves the problem of the difference in the height of the ground visually, making the bar appear to be suspended on the two ground.Two steel columns are enclosed to form a rectangular block that is inserted into the bar. In order to avoid occlusion, two slender cracks were opened inside the block. The block looks both complete and incomplete, which can increase the sense of breathing permeability
New attempts have been made on materials. The interior of the column is illuminated with red and orange gradient acrylic as while as a layer of frosted acrylic. This makes hazy in the light of gradual change, which makes it possible to express color in a euphemistic way.
On the left side, the reception area, window display area, independent office area and small green landscape area form a continuum, which is smooth and natural.A trio of perforated aluminium panels, varying in height, form a landscape terrace, which acts in harmony with the three walls of the entrance.Vertical blinds are used against the window. The light filtered through the blinds is hazy and soft thus different artistic light and shadow are deduced at the same time
The office area is set on the second floor, which is mainly divided into two areas: work and leisure, hoping to create a shared environment. White stones covered the outdoor terrace. The pure outdoor area is dotted with green plants to simulate the natural ecology
Interval but do not interrupt, transparent but not closed is the main idea of leisure area. The rotating oblique insertion of the architectural block breaks the flatness of the original space. The birch wooden cabinet serves as a storage and miniature water bar.
The inclined roof form of the original building was retained and the relationship between height and elevation was processed. Hanging strip lights and additional light film processing ensure the lighting of the office area;