Playing instruments, discussing Taoism, enjoying paintings and playing chess. This is still the lifestyle most people aspire to. Leisure life, quietly elegant quiet. This is the retreat of the heart. The whole space is intended to express the unique aesthetic culture of the Song Dynasty. Interspersed with huge blocks with architectural sense, we hope to show the charm of spirit through modern architectural language as while as express the fun and rational beauty.
The front and rear foyers connect the core landscape area as a shared place. This creates a winding flow and a slow sense of time. Step into the teahouse, we will enter the state of the wild world.
Part 1: Listen to the music
beside the curved water
In the initial design of moving lines, we broke the original square space layout and used turning moving lines to lengthen the original distance into the space. We pursue to change scenes step by step. Three metal tubes of different specifications are used on both sides of the corridor to simulate the standing of wild wood.
Step further and the wall on the left tilts 15 degrees. This part serves as the evolution corridor, and the embedded light bars tell the formation and change of porcelain. You can also feel the implantation of culture in the way of walking. The floating cube on the other side provides a visual contrast. The semi-private and semi-open space is formed as a division of regional functions while maintaining the sense of breathing.
The gathering of literati in ancient times is called "Ya Ji (elegant collection)”, which is the core area of the whole space. This part made fuzzy partition with shade of a few gauze to make it thoroughly not thoroughly. To enter here, you need to pass through the side corridor to increase the physical sense of the place.
Inspired by “Ting Qin Tu" in the Northern Song Dynasty, we used the enclosed form to simulate the pavilion on the water. The skylights at the top emphasize the significance of light. The skylight is covered with light film, which keeps one side quiet in the hustle and bustle of the city.
The instruments area, connected with the tea party area, is more casual and natural. Black mountain stone and a few tree branches corresponding to the music. The leisure corner fits the theme of space; The ornament of a plant neutralizes the sense of Oriental charm, blending the feeling of nature into the Zen life.
This place is called the tasting area. It is more suitable for a couple of friends to drink tea, play chess and appreciate antiques than a gathering area. The surrounding is still wooded. An incomplete circle is set behind the tea seat to express the beauty of incomplete philosophy.
A waiting area is set up in the gap between entering the main space. An ancient lamp burning beside, people can slow down the rhythm to feel the gentle and comfortable tea space culture.
Part 2: Five pleasures of
people in the Song Dynasty
The five rooms correspond to five different themes: Discussing Taoism with tea, Painting with interests, writing with brush, burning incense and arranging flowers. For example, the space of “burning incense" has been raised, and shoes must be removed before entering. The overall design is based on slowing people down and gaining inner peace once they enter the space.
Part 3: Details
There are water and trees, mountains and stones, which are expressing a kind of spatial nature.
In addition to metal tubes simulated the trees as while as the black sand simulated water surface, the dynamic tortuous path also simulated the scene of water flowing back and forth in the whole space. Sometimes the water is gentle, and sometimes it is fast. Wild wood stands in the side, with modern materials to highlight the literati's pursuit of quiet and natural as while as unconstrained poetic life yearning.
A lot of stone slabs and stones are used in the space. Through this textured material, the change of time is narrated, and the space slows down again from local elements.
Project Name：By The Water, Under The Trees
Project Location：Zhejiang, Hangzhou
Project Design：Shejin Space Design
Main Creative Designer：Wei Yang
Design Performer：Shan Ye；Yue Tang
Construction Team：Hangzhou San Mu Jiang Zao
Project Photography：Jianing Zhang
Project Video：Jie Shen
Brands：Meimo Micro Cement, Hanyi Intelligent
Wei Yang, design director, interior design major, 12 years of experience. Shejin Space was founded in Hangzhou in 2020. The design team consists of designers with experience in interior space, architecture and soft decoration, and the management team has years of experience in brand positioning, planning and project management. Focus on personalized interior/architecture/brand design services；The design scope covers residential space/commercial space/office space/small and medium-sized hotels, etc.