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Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects

  • 01:00 - 2 May, 2013
Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects
Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Qi wei, Zhong Guanqiu, Zhang Guangwei, Guo Donghai
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design Institute, ZJIU
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

From the architect. Located in Xixi wetlands in west of central Hangzhou, the Xixi Artist Clubhouse is organized as a village structure with five building units, 800 m2 each as studio for artists & designers in Hangzhou.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

Each cluster relies on three Y-shaped volumes, onein six by six and two in three by three meters square frameless openings, creating panoramas view of surrounding wetland landscape in different directions.

Unit A Ground Floor Plan
Unit A Ground Floor Plan
Unit A First Floor Plan
Unit A First Floor Plan

Contrast to cubic outside geometric volume of building, twisting fiberglass installationredefines internal spaces. Walls, floors, and ceilings are integrated in continues surface, refers to different program.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

The six meter tall structure is in concrete, while two smaller sections in steel structure introduce translucent white PC panels as cladding to diffuse direct sunlight.  During dark night, one could see a group of beautiful lanterns floating on the water of wild wetland horizon.

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Simone De Gradi · May 13, 2013

Zhang Lei is probably the coolest new Chinese architect, definitely my favorite together with Zhu Pei.

Wang Yixuan · May 03, 2013

I like both the panorama concept corresponding to it's shape, and the organic combinition of single building.

Wang Yixuan · May 03, 2013

The concept of panorama view is perfectly correspond to the shape.And the combinition of them seem to be organic. Good job!

archimoon · May 02, 2013

it looks pretty nice..


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