This villa is located in plot ORDOS project.
Architects: Atelier Bow-Wow / Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo kaijima, Shun Takagi Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009 Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox
Located in the severe climate of Ordos, the house contains a protected courtyard around which bedrooms and smaller rooms are placed at the perimeter a height of 1 story.
By following traditional methods of residential construction in such climates, a rich and calm interior space and courtyard are created.
5 meters tall concrete arches cover the entire interior space, creating a forest like condition. Within the repetition of the concrete arches, different types of spaces exist that contain varying light conditions, scales and proportions, depending on orientation, adjacencies, and connections between spaces. The intent of such a house is to generate a condition that can support a new type of luxurious mixed-lifestyle living for our generation.