Chinese are born with the deep attachment to land, which makes us homesick the moment we leave home. Trees, plants, mountains, waters and clouds, we will grow crazy about everything to do with hometown, since they are closely connected with our lives.
Nostalgia for the homeland is deep in every Chinese’s heart and soul.
故 乡 · 中 国
HOMELAND · CHINA
Similar to the tens of thousands of ordinary and peaceful villages in China, HOMELOOK is surrounded by mountains in Guiyang, enjoying warm sunshine and green woods. When gentle wind from valley and lake blows the hair, nostalgia will fill your mind. The nostalgia is full of affections for the hometown and the land, based on which we have no intention of changing the original atmosphere of the site. Instead, we hope to integrate architecture into landscape, landscape into the surroundings, the surroundings into the life, and life into the nostalgia.
还 乡· 洞 天
Following the rolling mountains, caves are formed by the erosion of rivers and streams. Canyons, mountain paths and waterfalls meet here and eventually return to nature and peace.
The masonry wall extends along the mountain road which meanders between the canyons. Seen from the distant mountain, on the shady road it is the traveler who is driving home.
Tranquil and relaxing, a well-designed central courtyard will allow people to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and remind them of the beautiful memories about hometown as they close their eyes breathing fresh air and listening to the cascades.
Among the breathtaking views, the painting of homeland is gradually unfolding in front as you step up.
The covered bridge leads to the mountain and forest, the buildings hide among the trees, and the waterfall flies over the branches from the cliff and falls straight down to the pool with splashes.
乡 民 · 剧 场
River and mountain are entwined with each other;
travelers miss their homeland which is always waiting for their coming back.
Countrymen usually enjoy crowds. Whether it is in the town or in the field, they need a place, to be exact, a theater for parties, activities or performances.
In the landscape theater there are outdoor grass terraces to connect people with the surroundings and remind people of beautiful memories.
山 乡 · 童 年
VILLAGE · CHILDHOOD
Lake of the hometown is usually inevitable in one’s childhood. The flower-covered gravel beach by the lake is an ideal place for children to play and interact with nature. Here on the pleasant beach, not only will the kids have a good time, but the adult will recall their happy childhood.
When the sunset dyes the path yellow, the smoke rises from chimneys and the playing children go back home, everything returns to tranquility. Here on the beach, there is only the sound of water and the whisper of wind.
乡 色 · 湖 光
Floating over the lake, the bridge stretches gracefully to the green island. Around the lake, buildings, landscapes and the surroundings complement each other. The bridge not only connects people on two sides of the lake but also serves as a connection between people and their hometown.
乡 土 · 陌 上
Originally on the site are the rough rocks, the wildly growing grasses and the ancient tree that is more than one hundred years old. All of them are full of vitality, making us believe that it is best state of the site and the beginning of our design.
Now, when the wind passes by, we can still hear the call of the wild and experience the power of nature among the grasses.
守 望 乡 愁 · 重 返 山 水
NOSTALGIA · RETURN
Wandering people are always filled with nostalgia for their hometown. Though we may eventually become guests of our hometown, We still hope to find a place to relieve our homesickness.
Here, homesickness will be healed by the waterfall, the gravel beach and the lake water. Our design will integrate into the mountains, lakes, trees and grasses. And we hope to return to nature and display a pleasant nostalgia.
Project: YanGo · HOMELOOK, Guiyang
Developer: YanGo Group
Landscape Design: Guangzhou S.P.I Design Co.,Ltd.
Landscape Construction: Guizhou Greenland Landscape Construction Co.,Ltd.
Fujian Sentairan Landscape Engineering Co.,Ltd.
Architectural Design: W&R Group
Location: Longli, Guiyang
Design Area: 45,800㎡
Time of Design: May, 2019
Time of Completion: January, 2020