Tang House / Atelier ZAI
What kind of house to build in the countryside? We hope that this house grew out of this land, It uses skilled technology and materials of local workers, It is coordinated with surrounding buildings in terms of scale, form, spatial relationship, and materials We can draw nutrients from traditional buildings and apply them in new buildings. It is new in terms of construction techniques and materials. And it is old, and it is in the same line as traditional architecture. It is not a formal imitation, but a conceptual one.
Site. The project is located in a Village in Nanchang City. Dozens of houses are evenly scattered in the village, most of them are built in the 1950s and 90s, and a few are new. The base is located on the north side of the village, the terrain is relatively high, the north side of the base is woodland, and there are buildings in other directions.
Relationship with surrounding venues. The base is long and narrow, and the surrounding buildings are mostly two stories. The new building is much larger than its neighbors. In order to be more coordinated with the surroundings in terms of volume, the new building is divided into three parts from south to north. It adopts a courtyard layout: the living room, kitchen and dining room, the main house, and buildings are connected by courtyards of different sizes.
There are idle houses on the east and west sides of the site, which are high on the west side and low on the east side. The two-story canopy and courtyard wall of the building echoes the height relationship between the buildings on both sides. There is a courtyard on the south side of the living room and there is a grapefruit tree on the east side, so we divided the courtyard into two: the entrance courtyard and the tree courtyard….
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