The Home for Martial Arts
By : PONE Architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Mid & High-Rise Rental or Condominium Building (≥ 5 storey-high) : Gold Certification
Keyuan is a restoration project of "House of the He Family" in Tanzhou Village, China designed for descendants of the family.
We introduced the concept of Chinese garden and designed a four-story building for this house. The first floor consists of a sunken living room, an indoor fish pond, an open island kitchen and a closed Chinese-style kitchen; The second floor is assigned with the old person room and grandpa's calligraphy space. Its vertical and three-dimensional enclosure design, together with the combination of study and living room, allows all family members to stay in one place yet without interfering each other; The third floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom of the two children; The master bedroom, tearoom, study and supporting bathrooms are on the fourth floor; The rooftop is designed as a place for Grandpa to practice martial arts and boxing and for family gatherings, etc.
We refined the traditional mortise-tenon connection to form the skeleton of the whole building, and then designed a set of hidden system to pass on the very wisdom of our ancestors and the Qi culture embedded in the ancient oriental civilization.