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Wa Light / Atelier FCJZ

  • 01:00 - 17 November, 2010
Wa Light / Atelier FCJZ
Wa Light / Atelier FCJZ, Courtesy of  atelier fcjz
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  • Architects

  • Location

    China
  • Principal

    Yung Ho Chang
  • Project Architect

    Keith Goh
  • Project Team

    Wu Liangjie
  • Clients

    Seoul Design Foundation
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of atelier fcjz

From the architect. Wa is a traditional gray-colored roof tile, widely used in China in the past and still available today. Like other masonry material, Wa typically expresses heaviness. As architects, we desire a new interpretation of this ancient material and make it light. In order to achieve this goal, we have taken out the bottom tiles while keeping the top tiles, connected the tiles with steel cables, and created a pointed arch. By so doing, we are able to reduce the weight of Wa and to let light coming down from the roof. The structure appears to be light and heavy as well as contemporary and traditional all at the same time, maintaining a structure integrity and clarity to the entire design.

Two arches are constructed and provide two tea houses or semi-private spaces for a moment of quietness among family and friends. The louvered surfaces of the arches create a simultaneous open and close experience.

An intimate resting space.

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Specix[iD] · April 19, 2011

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R Goldschmidt · November 24, 2010

Great project, love the artistic essence. Even that it's using traditional forms, but new methode. It's better then those two thisng: "More is less" or "Ornament and Crime". It is closer to nature, art and is more human than the hardness or coldness of modernism.

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itdoestreallymatter · November 17, 2010

good to have a try in terms of the interpretation of traditional materials, however i found it quite redundant in terms of both elements and construction methodology. or maybe the roof tile is not suitable for such an interpretation?
but it's always good to experiment something new!

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