Itree Mankekeli Homestay / Wildurban Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Shenzhen Reef Library is located in Jiaochangwei, the one village alongside the Dapeng Peninsula’s shoreline in Shenzhen. The aggressive enlargement of the tourism trade has triggered this as soon as tranquil and peaceable seaside village overcrowded and noisy. The mission is affixed to the sting of a busy outdated road, and aside from the comparatively open view from the road, the remainder of the three sides are adjoining to the neighboring homes. The preliminary design goal was to create a various and sophisticated public house inside a tightly enclosed web site.
The positioning is split by a nine-square grid, and the 4 corners of the constructing are contracted inward, lowering its quantity whereas holding a sure house with surrounding buildings. On the bottom flooring, these void areas on corners are inserted by courtyards with completely different traits, which kind a constructive indoor panorama and turn out to be a delicate transition between indoor and outside areas. In the meantime, by designing new arched partitions, a transparent geometric sequence alongside the road is fashioned. Retreat to advance. The spatial relationship and sense of scale contained in the constructing are steadily established below a sequence of retreating actions.
Pink reefs left by historical volcanic relics are the distinctive geological function of the Dapeng Peninsula and turn out to be the principle inspiration of the mission. This materials is used on the façade and inside, aiming to attach humanity with nature. A vivid form is generated by sq. volumes and curved openings. Thick purple partitions kind the stable physique of the constructing. The white block is the general public house a part of the mixture of vertical visitors and bookshelf house, organized on the aspect going through the road and lined with mild, hazy, translucent perforated aluminum panels, which is the interplay between the inside house and the block.
The purple block creates a robust distinction with the white ebook tower. A purple cave house on the bottom flooring is formed by a reef-like inside, related to curved bookshelves. The flowing, undulating curve of the parapet roof is an echo of the distant mountains and the ocean.
For this constructing mendacity on a high-density coastal village, we hope that it mustn’t have a single perform, however to redefine the importance of group house within the village. It’s consciously exploited to speed up native renewal and search a extra complete and peaceable setting to advertise the interplay between people and house.