project year: 2016
STATUS: under construction
Yuyao House is located in Yuyao, Zhejiang, China, with 500 square meters GFA. The entire building is hidden in the forest. It inadvertently appears when people roaming on a narrow trail. Simple interlaced geometry makes the facade timidly hidden in the forest and appears a humble and intimate image. Entering into the house, people are exposed to nature. Interior space is illuminated by sunlight so that the building is transformed into a transparent medium which closely connects people and the natural environment, providing an inclusive living space for people who suffer from urban stress.
The building has four floors in accordance with site terrain. There are a garage and storage rooms on the first floor. The second floor is a large public space. There is a linkage between the open terrace and a small viewing platform. Inside the building, a living room, dining room and kitchen are well connected to each other without wall partitions. Users can use these places without any restriction; at the same time, the view can be extended to a large extent.
Bedrooms and studies are on the third and fourth floors. French windows transform each room into a view collector, capturing the charming scenery.
The staircase, enclosed with two pieces of wall with rectangular and circular openings on each side, is the important daily communal space. Step by step, the view is blocked with the stairs and sometimes it is widely open. Shadow and light interlaced in the multi-level space, resembling the experience of passing through the forest.The choice of materials also pursues minimalism. Gray concrete, white paint, wood flooring and large French windows outline the villa's natural trait as well as the modern characteristic.