Around 5300 to 4500 years ago, Liangzhu culture reached the peak of development. The manually made jade ware is the crystallization of wisdom on aesthetics by our ancestors. Jade has smooth and mild textures with simple geometric figures, which are also similar to hairlines. The outdoor landscape of the project inherits the same aesthetic concepts. Complexity is turned into simplicity, revealing elegance through details.
According to legend, Xuncius came to Liangzhu in his twilight years. He lived in Xunshan, gave lectures and focused on reading. Among every hill and every stream, innermost emotions and feelings have never changed over the millennium. Landscape designers strive to create the modern and simple art space by incorporating landscape elements.
Through the metal grills in the forefront, the indoor views appear partly hidden and partly visible. The walls on both sides look smooth and clean, as if the landscape paintings leaving blank shadows at random. Walking above the stone steps, people find the glass screen are actually two fans that look like drawing to them.
They always think artistic conception of natural landscape is just about “lofty, far-reaching, profound”. If people look around, they do not see aesthetic museum. When going to the bridge, they suddenly find the bridge floor under their feet is more worth watching.
For modern people, fast paces of life constantly interrupt personal hours and inner attention. It is extremely precious and rare for them to search for a tranquil place to hide themselves,listening to the waterfall and viewing the sky.
“With mountain chains and rivers ahead, I thought there was no way through. Shady willow trees and brilliant flowers keep one more village out of sight”. When reaching the end of winding road and turning around, they find a corridor hiding behind the wood with glass enclosure, which lead all the way down to the aesthetic museum beneath it. Seeing from inside the aesthetic center, the glass skylight looks as if a piece of amber, sealing up people’s memories. The amber is carefully observed by people under the glass skylight.
In Living in Peaceful Pavilion, Huang Tingjian sighed, “Zhuangzhou dreamed of becoming a butterfly, while the butterfly was not aware of Zhuangzhou”. From ancient to modern times, so many people have yearned for such joviality and pleasure. Designers incorporate people’s memories of landscape through modern approaches in Liangzhu. They strive for natural and creative life. Eventually, the purpose is to find a tranquil to rest their heart and soul.
The project photos and descriptions provided by NCD Design Studio.
项目设计 & 完成年份：2018年 & 2019年
设计面积：4660 ㎡ （首开区面积）；94927㎡（总面积）
Project name: XUDC · Zanglongdajing in Hangzhou
Location: Liangzhu, Hangzhou, China
Project design & completion year: 2018 & 2019
Design area, 4660 ㎡ (opening area area); 94927 ㎡ (Site area)
Design company: S.P.I landscape Group(Concept design); NCD Design Studio(Detail Design and Construction drawing design)
Photography: Wang Xiao
Project description: NCD Design Studio