- Architects In Charge: Ting Yu
- Design Team: He Huang
- City: Suzhou
- Country: China
Text description provided by the architects. The mission to the architect is quite clear, the sales center must be finished in one week including 2-day design, 5-day construction.
For the sake of building up the sales center quickly, using thin-walled light gauge steel structure with sandwich board and polycarbonate sheet as bounding system is the only choice for architect.
The Violet Stream Villa is close to the beautiful Yangcheng Lake Peninsula in Suzhou, which is a city filled with the most famous transitional Chinese Garden. Architect wanted to apply spirit of gardens into the center. He created clear fence and complex inside place with dimed architecture and patio. He created a chiaroscuro and garden walking with constant climax in this center which was called by the architect, a net shell.
The red was used to cover some unavoidable flaws during the fast construction at first, turned out as a highlight landmark comparing to green trees and blue lake. The other conclusion the architect found is red could erase detail and volume while produce richness at the same time. As in HAMLET‘ I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space. ’
The center only stood there for 1 month. It was demolished after villas sold out as a result of eruptible real estate blooming. So the client called it, the instant red.