In 2017, we received a commission for building a private holiday home. The owner hopes to construct a private leisure holiday home, with guest rooms for relatives and friends; and two private rooms for landholders apart from the owner’s living quarters. The design will need to consider converting it to a commercial homestay business in the future.
▼建筑从山腰挑出，building juts out from the hillside ©帕姆建筑
The construction cut into a hillside with 45 degrees slope. The base is in rectangle shape, 35 meters in length, and 14 meters in width. With the above, our design concept begins to take shape.
▼生成分析，design generation ©帕姆建筑
According to Chinese living traditions and customs, orientation and privacy are crucial considerations. This accommodation will be an enclosed courtyard in design with security and privacy reasons in mind, as well as a sense of ownership. In the Northern area of China, north-facing or south-facing are more than anything else when building houses. Thus, each functional room is adjusted to be north-facing or south-facing. The design suggests a square shape for each room, a triangular-shaped space in the open space, shapes interlock to form a unique living environment. Almost every independent area has a private yard. The four walnut trees inherited will remain in the south yard, hollowed out from the bottom of the building and blooming inside. It makes a breakthrough in the orthodox structure design of a courtyard.
▼流线分析，circulation analysis ©帕姆建筑
▼方与三角，室内与院落，square and triangular rooms and courtyards ©帕姆建筑
The property’s facade facing outside will be a continuum of this design impetus, each squared corner of rooms pierced thru walls. To further strengthen the design idea of interlocking, the ceiling height will be reduced, and a space between two interlocking walls will be reserved. The design imbues each living area with a deep feeling of liberation from walled living spaces and grants allure to see the outside world.
▼建筑鸟瞰，aerial view of the building ©UK Studio
Since the base cut at the hillside, we could jut out a 3 meters platform, sticking out from the hillside, use anticorrosive wood to build up the platform, and level out the ground. It allows people to immerse themselves in emptiness and surroundings peacefully. This platform, and the enclosed courtyard in the south, are in high contrast to the design of the north.
▼边界与院落以及其中的树，border, courtyard, and trees ©帕姆建筑
▼建筑背山一角，a corner view of the hillside ©UK Studio
To satisfy the functional requirement by adapting the twisted orientation of the living space, the space between walls, and the enclosure design of the whole complex. The capability of addressing practical usage issues of a project of this scale is unprecedented.
▼别墅主入口，main entrance ©UK Studio
intersected walls at the main entrance ©UK Studio
property gate and entrance to the first independent courtyard ©UK Studio
the independent and square-shaped courtyard of the Guest Suite Room 1 ©UK Studio
view of the interior of Guest Suite Room 1 ©UK Studio
entrance, restaurant, and window view ©帕姆建筑
living room, reading space, and the courtyard in different shapes situated at the rear UK Studio ©UK Studio
▼餐厅和之外的院落与外景，the courtyard outside of the restaurant and its view ©UK Studio
▼出挑的三角院落，the triangular sticking out courtyard ©帕姆建筑
square shaped main courtyard ©上：帕姆建筑，下：UK Studio
▼长廊，long corridor ©帕姆建筑
▼走廊尽头不同的天光，different skylights at the end of the corridor ©UK Studio
▼二号房间与方形院落，room 2 and the square courtyard ©帕姆建筑
▼三号房间与窗中的方形院落，room 3 and the square courtyard thru the window view ©帕姆建筑
▼三号房间入口，entrance to Room 3 ©帕姆建筑
room 4 and the courtyard thru the window view ©帕姆建筑
▼五号房间与出挑的三角院落，room 5 and the triangular sticking out courtyard ©帕姆建筑
▼洗手池上方的镜子与天，mirror and sky above the sink ©帕姆建筑
stairs to the roof and hollow wall ©UK Studio
▼分解轴测图，exploded axonometric ©帕姆建筑
▼总平面图，site plan ©帕姆建筑
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