West Taihu Lake bank, gathering the most valuable ecological resources of the changwu area. 164 square kilometers of scenery endows it with the title of "the most ecological and charming place in Changzhou". Changzhou country garden· urban forest, a gift of nature and ecology – living in the lake bank with the backgroud of Metasequoia.
When we visited the site at the beginning of the design, we were shocked and surprised by the spectacular metasequoia forest. The feeling of being in the forest, real and dreamlike, and the site itself, awakens our inner desire for nature, peace and life. It's a kind of life condition that the contemporary urbanites are losing gradually. It's the life mood that we have been longing for and pursuing... And these, we hope to be able to present in Changzhou country garden · urban forest, bringing a moment of peace and comfort to the city.
Different from the traditional landscape design of demonstration area, we design through a new concept. How to integrate the architecture, interior and landscape with the ecological nature and the existing Metasequoia forest in the West Taihu Lake, and build a habitable forest oxygen bar in the city, is what we focus on.
We make the best use of the ecology given by the surrounding environment, bring the hundred year old Metasequoia forest along the West Taihu Lake into the area, remove the tedious and meaningless elements and landscape, and return to the characteristics of the site itself through the "negative landscape design" method. Walking here, breathing here, cruising here and exploring the urban forest that originates from nature and integrates into nature.
Integration into the natural environment is the condition for the existence of architecture. The original Metasequoia forest belt and riverside water system are important natural characteristics of the project. However, the original building standardization module is 58m * 20m flat and long box, which has no permeability with the surrounding natural environment. In the design, we put forward suggestions through landscape design: we hope to make the second floor building block protrude outwards through the first floor building's retreat, platform material transformation and structural technical support, so as to create an art box that floats on the water and melts into the forest.
Finally, through a layer of receding space combined with metal grilles with a strong sense of quality, a light and extravagant, artistic gray space is created to form a living cube container. Architecture, landscape, metasequoia and water system are integrated to form a harmonious and unified spatial relationship.
Unique Metasequoia forest
The most natural and ecological land background
Semi-open frontcourt space
Hidden in the woods, and quietly out
The line of the entrance wall brings infinite tension to the space
The graceful Hairawn Muhly, brings more softness and temperature
When the water curtain pours down, the sound is cool
Let people live yearning
MYSTERY OF WATER
Meet the tree, meet the water, meet the mood
Stroll through the veranda
Meet the building surrounded by large waterscape and plants
Plants spread freely around the building
Trees thrive, light and shadow through the branches
Interpreting the power of nature and growth
It's a blend of natural art and real life
Breeze, sparkling, shining
Fall into the pool, listen to the rain with live’s color
Reflect the static with a little sound
Over one hundred years, the metasequoia has witnessed the history and mood of the West Taihu Lake
Witnessed the rising of urban buildings
Witnessed urban development and urban renewal
Under the Metasequoia, the path can't be seen sometimes
Walk to the cabin in the forest and let go of the complicated thoughts
Listen to the chirping of insects and birds in the dappled light
Feel the freshness of the leaves and the breeze
At this moment, the expectation of natural life arises spontaneously
At night, there was silence
The stars are hanging in the sky with the faint light
The light in the Metasequoia forest
Up and down, up and down
Light, like the flying fireflies
The city returns to the forest, the life returns to the original
Every field you have passed
should experience the unique spirit of the site
Respect the spirit of the site and return to the original
It is the original intention of every designer
Country garden and urban forest witness such a beginning
Head out, it's nature
Sit down, will be home