Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects

  • 02 May 2013
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Architects: AZL Architects
Location: , 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: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Yao Li

© Yao Li

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

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 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

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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Cite: "Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects" 02 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=367382>
  • archimoon

    it looks pretty nice..

  • Wang Yixuan

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

  • Wang Yixuan

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

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  • Simone De Gradi

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