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Chenglu Villa

Chenglu Sea-view Villa is located in Qingshui Bay International Resort (which has a 2-kilometer coastline), Lingshui County, south-east of Hainan Island. Occupying 4800 mu with 12 villas in total, it is a part of the Greentown Hainan Blue Bay Town Project. Now, the House Nine and House Ten adjacent to Central Street have been completed. The project is only 50 meters away from the beach, with the great sea-view as its most distinguishing characteristics. Based on the knowledge gained from residential design practice, the designers place top priority on the achievement of maximum sight of the sea. As for these two houses, we put all the activity spaces adjoin to the coastline and make them fully occupy each site.

photography by © Zhao Qiang

House Ten is designed with two sets of parallel masses with one set perpendicular to another to form an enclosed square arrangement. So it enjoys the widest sea view horizontally. By further uprising the mass facing the sea in the front and lowering its outdoor space, more sea view is brought in to the two side masses and the back mass, which provides an all-dimensional sea-view experience. House Nine also adopts a similar design concept by forming an H-shaped sightseeing stand facing the ocean, to expend the ocean view as far as possible. The natural attribute of the villa determines that it could only be enjoyed by the minority. Nevertheless, in the high-end housing market, the potential of modern style architectures has been always doubted by developers. With an overall consideration of the architect’s demands and interests of the owners, the designers decided to use “space experience” as the initial point Through building structure restrictions, space order organization, contraction of a scene, dynamic and static areas, and the choice of building materials such as stone, wood, glass, or metal, as well as quality, distinguishing, it creates different space experiences like being smooth, rough or mild. All of these contribute to building a spiritual space that is modern and well accepted by the target group.

photography by © Zhao Qiang

The villas are built in the transparent structure; the grey space blurs the boundary of the building itself, interior space, the landscape, and curtain walls. By taking this advantage, architects ‘intrudes ’the area which is outside the architecture for substantial trans-boundary design or design orientation relying on the consultant team. The integrated design experimentation is a brand new experience for the whole team, which is also a small step towards “refined design” in architecture. The two villas share a similar configuration standard. In the entrance, you’ll see a ceremonial front yard with a garage for two cars. Owners of each house have their separate living room, dining room, family room, Chinese and western kitchens, at least five suite bedrooms (including a luxurious master bedroom on the second floor) as well as studies and etc. The designers ensure at least four rooms mentioned above have a sea-view. Many semi-outdoor platform terraces facing the ocean are created out of building eaves and stilt, serving as functional expansions of the indoor spaces. The service spaces with their independent entrances and exits together with the service circulation are separated from the host area. In addition, each villa is equipped with a swimming pool, SPA pool, and garden.

photography by © Zhao Qiang

Project Info
Architects: gad
Location: Hainan, China
Architects in Charge: Zhang Wei, Cheng Yue, Kang Jian.
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Type: residential
Photographs: Zhao Qiang

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