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Seven Sage County Community Office Building / Allied Architects International

Seven Sage County Community Office Building / Allied Architects International

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1400 Area:  1400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of Allied Architects International
  • Cooperator:Zhejiang Provincial Industry Design & Research Institute
  • Landscape:Office Ma, AECOM
  • Master Planning:AECOM
  • City:Hangzhou
  • Country:China
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Courtesy of Allied Architects International
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in Seven Sage County community, the project is a contemporary sales office and will be reused as a small art museum in the future. The community features nature-friendly and low-key architecture, except for the Sales Office, which appears as a prominent “alien”. It’s seated in the most important joint of the community, at the core center connecting the residential area, the commercial space, and the Quarry Park which is planned and re-arranged by AECOM. It’s also the visual center of the entire community. The architects hope it will be built in a unique shape to manifest its presence. This makes the Sales Office the most unique building in Seven Sages Country community, in terms of form and material.

Courtesy of Allied Architects International
Courtesy of Allied Architects International

The double-story building appears more powerful against the underlying pool with its glistening and soft surface. The figure of the folding line encloses a quiet cortile, creating a landscape of the balcony on the second floor. The balcony is then connected with the quarry park on the hills. This allows people to climb the hill from the road on ground level or enter the hill directly along the balcony. There are steps and open spaces in the balcony so that it could be articulated into a small outdoor theater if necessary.

Courtesy of Allied Architects International
Courtesy of Allied Architects International

The soaring bell tower is much higher than the flat Sales Office like a towering fortress. Every time the bell rings, it leaves deep impression on the residents. In the time the bell tower will generate a strong impression for the community and provide a sense keeping time.By employing a type of composite material in the construction of external wall, the architects reduce the costs and also achieve a shocking tactile sensation similar with corroded steel plate.

Courtesy of Allied Architects International
Courtesy of Allied Architects International

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Address:Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Cite: "Seven Sage County Community Office Building / Allied Architects International" 13 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/536768/sales-office-building-of-seven-sage-county-community-allied-architects-international> ISSN 0719-8884

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