LocationXishan, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Architect in ChargeQian Qiang, Li Xiaojian, Chi Xiaoyu
DevelopersMemsic Semiconductor (WUXI) Co. Ltd.
This is a complex building including office, research, development and manufacture. “Square” and “Round” elements are used in the design of figure and landscape composition, reflecting the ancient philosophy of yin-yang theory for the space.
The horizontal lines are emphasized on the facade, the eaves of plain concretearound each floor is 2.5m. This not only express aprofound tranquility of traditionalarchitecture, but also help avoid direct sunshine toward the interior, so that theresearch and development office space can have a soft indirect natural lighting.
High transparent glass curtain wall can make the vertical edge of the building vague and feel the horizontal extension of the eaves from the interior. The Building facade is aluminum curtain wall, using thermal transfer technology so that the dark gray aluminum panels may have texture feel and return to a simple nature of the building. On north and west facades, perforated aluminum panels are suspend-installed externally. The hole size and its density can be adjusted according to the slight change of the sun light.
In the design of interior space, the stairs connecting north and south hall entrance , slightly climbing up in-between the glass curtain wall and small brick walls. When walking on it, people can feel the coexistence of traditional and modern, and spectacular experience of a moving space.
There are outdoor terraces in the southeast part of the fifth floor and east part of the sixth floor, from where you can enjoy the sight of “Wan Shan Lake”.