LAI Yard is named after Lai, which means it is from far to here, from traditional to contemporary. The architect wishes to convey the modern architecture in the traditional courtyard. The original design intention is to superimpose in a disorganized order, it could be a space of meditation, or a schoolroom.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Located in the south of city, the plain historic house is introverted, which is different from its lively name in fact. Hundreds of years, silently stood at the alley and near the ancient city wall , it was listed as the protection buildings to being repaired. On the north of the original house, two pseudo-classic architectures were built to constitute three enclosed open courtyards. With the unsophisticated and narrow entrance, people bow to cross and rise brightly.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Retaining architectural details from the building itself erstwhile existence with modern method, LAI Yard is supposed to be a place for meditation and library at the same time.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Heritage Avenue, Laomen East, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Primary Materials: steel plates, brick, plaster, wood plates
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Area: 1, 000sqm
office, gallery, meeting
Objectively, the original conditions of the archaistic LAI Yard are not superior, coupled with the lack of time wash-out , its accuracy of process, using of material cannot hold a candle to the ancients themselves handworks. Even so, it still reflects the memory and the desire of people in the present time and space for tradition.
With the unsophisticated and narrow entrance, people bow to cross and rise brightly. Trees and buildings interweave silhouetted.
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