The project is located in Xi ‘an new city district, with Xincheng No8 road on the west and Xincheng No9 road on the east. The artist studio is a single building located in the art district.
As a unit of artist studio sitting inside the art area, the building forms space of different layer heights. Large windows with different elevations appear on side walls and roofs, to give light an entrance, to make the space fluctuate in the meandering of the sunlight. The virtual and the real spaces embed with each other, provides the joy to live within. The board first floor atrium formed by the retreat and stagger of the second floor has intersection of sights with the second floor. A daylighting patio is set beyond the atrium, adding the experience of heterogeneous space and providing the possibility of exhibition spaces. The building has a free volume, forming an introverted courtyard. And the natural scenery penetrating into the indoor space through the big first floor landing window. Combining the high-rise of the indoor atrium, the atmosphere of the hall is refreshing and complacent.
The function ratio of the single building gives the user of artist the most flexible use space. In addition to the general living room and bedroom, the studio space with the largest area is given to adapt to the transformation of different artists and the active use of space.
The facade design of the single building also reflects the depth considering of the design. Using the local style of the grey brick, to create a modern minimalist style. The method embodies the harmony and unity of tradition and modernity in architecture design. At the same time, the evenly arranged square hole of the wall design the wall design creates semi public space between the individual buildings, which is very different from the traditional wall design between single buildings there. Meanwhile, the semi public space to some extent reflects the Chinese literati’s thinking of “distant view rather than obscene play”.
The design of the courtyard of the single building applies the Chinese landscape painting of mountains, stone, bamboo and plum blossom, which is telling elegant mood. moreover, the garden design has learnt from a modern Japanese garden. In the case, the courtyard not only conveys the traditional artistic temperament but also has the aesthetic feeling of modern architecture.