Located in the central business district of Taizhou with an overall plot ratio of 1.5, The Jiangnan Villa is one of the few low-density projects in the central business district of Taizhou developed by Langcheng, a company with strong technical strength and background in furniture development and production. Under its leadership, the teams in charge of the project's architecture, landscape, and interior are deeply integrated, and the work process has been close to "integration" to a large extent, ensuring that the value of the design is realized to the greatest extent.
In the planning pattern, the architect arranged 25-storey high-rises, 8-storey western-style houses, stacked villas and villas with courtyard in sequence from north to south. The high-rises and the western-style houses on the north side form an enclosed cluster, which embodies the principle of "sharing and independence" with the villa area on the south side. Good accessibility and landscape facilities make the ground garden in the high-rise area a green lung and sunny space in the entire community, providing facilities such as swimming pools, fitness, and outdoor gatherings. And the quiet, intimate streets and lanes of the villa area on the south side can also be shared by people in the entire community.
On the basis of meeting the reasonable planning pattern, The Jiangnan Villa strives to achieve an aesthetic atmosphere unique to the community. "Under the modernist aesthetic framework, it integrated the charm of traditional Chinese architectural space." The overall layout based on zoning uses asymmetric graphics to enhance a sense of freedom and diversity, such as the triangular garden on the north side and the wedge-shaped street space on the east side. The depiction of local scenes is integrated with the thinking of Chinese gardens. For example, the entrance sequence on the south side is a two-entry courtyard, and the entire entrance sequence is about 70 meters deep and about 30 meters wide. Here, the architect has created a series of traveling experiences similar to the resort hotel’s entrance area. The use of frame view, veranda and other techniques draws lessons from the Oriental traditional viewing attitude towards nature.
The architectural façade design continues the interpretation of the above aesthetic principles. The façade of high-rises and multi-storey buildings expresses the straightforward and concise modernist aesthetics with the combination of geometric shapes, while the decorative language is minimized. In terms of material selection, architects used warm-colored materials with natural attributes to embellish the parts on the basis of modern building materials such as glass and aluminum panel. For example, warm-colored wood-imitation boards are applied to the outer frame of high-rises and the eave bottom of stacked villas, lending a regional and humanistic flavor to the cold expression of industrialization.
Stacked villas account for the majority of the project developed. The architects carried out micro-innovation in the layout of the stacked villas, pursuing to provide each household with a more extreme sense of transparency and more usable outdoor space. For example, the location of the terrace in the superimposed villa is well separated with other functions, realizing an effective separation from the private area of the owner. Such an attempt reflects the architect's attitude of refined thinking in the design of the apartment, using specific scenes as the thinking unit for "usability" and "easy-to-use" considerations, rather than being satisfied with simple function coverage.
浙江省台州市 Taizhou, Zhejiang
设计范围 Design scope
设计周期 Design period
2018 - 2021