Here is the paradise back to basics.
“WUSH Inn” is located in Jijiadun Village, Jinxi Town, Kunshan, facing the river in Shangta Town, Qingpu. The natural water system surrounds the entire village and connects with Dianshan Lake and Chenghu Lake. The village is surrounded by farmland on all sides. There are about 130 villagers in Jijiadun Village. The houses are built along the river, with white walls and gray tiles. The base is located on the northeast side of the village’s north-south main road. It consists of four homesteads, which face the river on the south and farmland on the north, covering an area of about 1,100 square meters.
| 泥土的时间 · 理想村的设计理念 |
Time in the Soil · Design Concept of Ideal Village
Jijiadun, as the first ideal village of the town cultural travel business, attracts a group of urban people who yearn for rural life to come to the village. At present, 11 themed homestay hotels have opened. The woodworking room, pottery workshop, natural farm, village bookstore, research base studio, mindfulness meditation center and other businesses have also been opened to the public.
The original village texture, spatial scale and layout structure of traditional Chinese courtyards in Jijiadun are the starting point of the project layout concept. Two houses on the north and south, and one house on the east and west are arranged in a site of about 30 meters * 40 meters, forming a traditional courtyard structure. Through combing the surrounding roads, water system, farmland and south-facing main entrance and other factors, and combining the functions, volume, orientation, sunshine, scale and other factors of the six houses, the secondary layout is carried out. The designer tried to arrange two main courtyards on the north-south axis.
In the “South Courtyard”, three “second courtyards” with different elevations, different attributes, and different scales are defined through the “T”-shaped wood grain fair-faced concrete wall. Each “second courtyard” passes through steps and ramps to the south gate, West Gate, East Gate, and North Courtyard are connected in four different spatial scales, fulfilling the spatial intention of “the meaning is still unfinished, the twists and turns are affectionate”.
The “North Courtyard” is the transition between the main building and the natural space of the field. The “Pavilions” in two directions define “inside and outside”, and extend this “virtual and real” to nature infinitely.
The stone is natural. The 4 natural mountain rocks from western Guangxi are all creations of heaven and earth. The height difference of the venue was basically leveled, and they entered the venue. Then grow with the yard.
| 生命的院落 · 沉静的茶室风光 |
The Courtyard of Life · The Quiet Tea Room Scenery
Looking at the natural pavilion from the tea room, the lights are faint and the children are frolicking. Whether it is sunny or rainy, the rocks, wood boards and other elements play different brilliance under the reflection of the weather. All the anger is mobilized, which makes people feel exciting.
Trees, grass and rocks are alive. When the wind blows, they make a sound, which contrasts with the silence of the tea room. At this moment, the entire yard is vivid.
| 情趣 · 缝隙间的羁绊 |
Appeal · Bonds Between the Crevices
| 质感 · 营造自然的室内氛围 |
Texture · Create A Natural Indoor Atmosphere
The biggest difference between the design stage and the actual completion is the material use and the texture of the material. In the choice of wall materials, the rough texture of the “natural inorganic mortar” was selected for the exterior wall, and the “inorganic mortar” for the interior was calendered.
Fair-faced concrete is used as the material for the ground, wall, and countertop. So that the “unsure” of the texture becomes natural.
| 纹理 · 让空间变“重” |
Texture · Make Space “Heavier”
The ancient rammed earth walls were washed out by the typhoon and rain. The use of old stone slabs, old blue bricks, and old wood filled the space with a sense of heaviness and allowed time to “freeze”.
Architects are now not only acting as a designer, but more as a controller. The choice of building materials, as small as a piece of stone, is the intention of the architect. The expression of good architecture is not only the design plan, but also the construction process. The process of construction is the spark of the collision of drawings with the site, and an archive of the combination of ideas and skills. It is a record of the growth of a building.