When the designers first arrived at the site, they were enchanted by the goldenrain tree and camphor preserved there. They planned to reconstruct the site on the basis of preserving the original ecology. The overall design, such as space layout and flow line, kept away from the original trees; highlighted their values and gave them new lives. They strived to intervene in the site in a "humble" way and adapt to local conditions. They used trees to create a forest theater under the urban reinforced concrete.
The site, with an area of 16,860 square meters, is surrounded by water and mountains. The surrounding forest belts are growing well and can be incorporated into landscape resources for use. Moreover, with its back against Gaoligong Mountain, it features broad vision and abundant landscape resources.The design uses local materials, plants and techniques to build a pure and simple lifestyle, and emphasizes the deep respects for mountains and plains where the site is located, with quiet and restrained language, and with low intervention.
Poly Tan Gim is located on the bank of the Pearl River in Liwan District, Guangzhou, close to the golden waterway of the Pearl River. How to interpret the language and emotion of the site was what the design team mainly taken into account. The project combines the life of the riverside neighborhood with the experience of Lingnan culture (refers to the culture of Guangdong and nearby provinces in southeast China), activates the daily life and functional activities around, and creates a community park both private and public.
Guomaofu not only has a cultural origin of imperial garden, but also has a modern concept of landscape. The core idea is to create a poetic and picturesque space, which injects oriental style into the design and spreads the context of Chinese traditional aesthetics. The design combines the new oriental garden landscape of water, stone, forest, pine, book, tea and music to form a unique landscape garden system. Creating a tourist, feasible, hopeful and livable landscape, as if through a thousand years, reproducing the wind of leisurely and natural life.
The site for Nanhua Glimmer locates in Pingtung, Taiwan. The school campus has transformed into the landscape park for the community and the elderly. The campus celebrates the regional nature features and translates them into geometric forms. The selected variety of plants within the campus presents an ecological education opportunity for the public. The mist and glimmer resemble the collective memory of the locals at nights, creating radiances around the street lights afar. The recreated misty scene brings up the visual memories of gazing afar towards the mountain covered in mist and clouds.
The landscape, architecture and the surrounding mountains are integrated, creating a wild but not quiet, extravagant but not floating secluded mountain residence for future owners. Unconsciously, people can naturally thinking of Mr. Xu Zhimo's living in the Cold Emerald Mountain. It has describe as only when you wonder alone, you will figure out what is happiness of the soul. During the sunshine and breeze wind, your situation become clear, your life is without obstacles.