A HOME FOR PRODUCERS BY SUPERORGANISM ACHITECTS SHANGHAI CHINA
By : CHIH-DA LIN
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 16th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Residence / Residential Space 1,600 - 5,400 sq.ft. (150 - 500 sq.m.) : Gold Certification
As a top landmark in Shanghai, Lake Ville V, designed by American Architecture firm Robert A.M.Stern, is not only a residence, but also a symbol of Shanghai’s cultural heritage, carrying the unique style and artistic atmosphere of the city. The designer spent two and a half years polishing and refining the “Let’s Play” design theme for this Home for Producers.
With a thorough understanding of the clients’ character and lifestyle, the designer paid more attention to the movement of the space, and whether the sense of harmony matched their distinct lifestyle. Conventional concepts of ‘home’ were abandoned in order to transform the layout from a traditional single-family flat into a revolutionary villa featuring a bright and airy space on the ground level, with an independent and private space on the second floor, delivering diverse choices for daily living.
Inspired by Shanghai’s unique romantic culture, The designer transformed the linear image that echoes the details of the Shikumen in Shanghai’s Xintiandi into a design language that runs through the whole set of hardscaping design, differentiating from traditionally popular rounded designs.