This villa is located in plot ORDOS project.
Architects: at103 / Julio Amezcua + Francisco Pardo Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Project team: Tiberio Wallentin, Nicolas Tetu, Aida Hurtado, Hanni Paz Models: Roberto Rodriguez, Aaron Rivera Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009 Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China Constructed Area: 1,003.5 sqm
Its spatial distribution is the consequence of a specific given program; this program is divided into 5 houses that work as separated elements. The “need” program below ground reacts to the shy introverted traditional house, its articulated through the “want” program above ground and it shows the house as the desire object.
The program is positioned in a progressive manner interrupted by patios and gardens in between activities. The 5 houses are divided by use in the following order: Workers, Guests, Family, Parents and Kids.