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Lake Shore Artist Studio / Praxis d’Architecture

  • 19:00 - 18 July, 2017
Lake Shore Artist Studio / Praxis d’Architecture
Lake Shore Artist Studio / Praxis d’Architecture, © Zhou Ruogu
© Zhou Ruogu

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  • Client

  • Budget

    3500RMB / sqm
  • Structure & Wall

    Concrete frame & CMU blocks
  • Exterior finishing

    Cement pressure plate & wood deck
  • Interior finishing

    Gypsum board with wall paint & blue stone flooring
  • Interior lighting fixture

    Energy efficient fluorescent tubes
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© Praxis d’Architecture
© Praxis d’Architecture

Text description provided by the architects. The site for this artist studio is on lake shore where the shore starts to turn from west to south. The topography change brought a site condition in which the west and south periphery is 4-6 meter high retaining walls, leaving east open to lake view and north facing the neighbor at immediate adjacency. Implied by the nature of the site, we sought a piece of architecture that integrates into the topography and becomes landscape.

© Zhou Ruogu
© Zhou Ruogu

Conceived as a single storey volume, it is cut in the east and north in such that it makes way for skylight to enter the building and it generates public paths across the building linking the road above and the water below. The shape of such volume results in a rich ceiling profile from the inside: the studio is lit by ample sky light, and the lake is seen through a controlled horizontal frame at eye level.  

© Zhou Ruogu
© Zhou Ruogu
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Zhou Ruogu
© Zhou Ruogu

In this project, the generic boundary between roof and façade disappeared; the building opens up to receive light, welcome pedestrians, and renders dynamic views from different directions.

model. Image © Praxis d’Architecture
model. Image © Praxis d’Architecture

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Cite: "Lake Shore Artist Studio / Praxis d’Architecture" 18 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Zhou Ruogu

北京宋庄湖岸艺术家工作室 / 第一实践建筑设计

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