The project, with a gross building area of 1500?, is located on a small hill of Zongtang Village, Yiwu, China, a beautiful and historical village 3km away from the city centre and is surrounded by South Hill and Jimingshan Park. It is not only a display centre for a large-scale residential development, but also an important part of the city park which will be open to the public. The design makes the least exploitation of the original landscape and creates an ideal place for living, reminding people of the beautiful scenery described in the Chinese classic The Peach Blossom Spring by Tao Yuanming.
To make it merge into the surrounding landscape, three glass boxes are exquisitely connected through corridors, facing towards the water. They are properly hidden in the hills, with mottled shade of sun reflected through trees upon them.
To reproduce the scenery described in The Peach Blossom Spring, a reclusive yet interesting experience route is carefully designed. Following a meandering path from the foot hill, visitors would come across several cherry blossom trees with a rammed earth wall and a shale wall as the backdrop, just like a Chinese ink painting, and when look further would discover the reclusive entrance of the place. The entrance leads to the basement floor which is perfectly hidden in the trees with three different courtyards, in the theme of water, flower and stone. Walking up to the ground floor, visitors could see through the trees and overlook the scenery in the distance.
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