西湖景区| 玉皇山南 | 改建改造
Half a year
RAC Hangzhou Center
West Lake | South of Yuhuang Mountain | Reconstruct& Renovation
Surprise and Satisfaction
Design center & Education basement
Studio as well as creative living space
Not tutors and students
Not NPC with players
Take this as the title
Temperature of West Lake
West Lake, as one of the World Cultural Heritage, is an important DNA in the Hangzhou gene, which holds the collective memory of the city. Developed Internet and e-commerce, social media influencer, is now gradually becoming Hangzhou’s “business card.” Shuttle between the office buildings, TOD complex, we feel busy and impetuous, in contrast, in the winter in the West Lake, South of Yuhuang Mountain, Bagua Farmland, everything is closer to the inner temperature. Surrounded by mountains and trees, soothing peace of mind, we can have more inspirations, but also leave more space for thinking.Back to Hangzhou, back to the West Lake temperature.
Bagua farmland Old factory
We all know the West Lake, not too many people have come to the Bagua farmland, a small number of people know the Fund town in the south of Yuhuang Mountain, very few people know the rebuilding of the ceramic market old warehouse. Before officially entering, designers do a lot of work on the architecture and landscape transformation here (interested can be searched to understand), the “temperament” here is very consistent with the RAC “Design School” vision. Bagua farmland is cool and quiet in the winter, enthusiastic and flaunty in the summer, can be cool or sweet, cold on the surface but warm in the inside, is just like the situation of most designers.
The Fund town is site to a number of design companies, we rent this small area, but three arched doors and windows can immediately catch your eyes, let people want to find out exactly. However, the reality is cruel, only to stay must have a reason, the situation of inner destruction let me suddenly mouth up, perhaps this is fate, here need to be transformed. But fortunately, the space is complete and independent, the slope roof of the large floor-to-ceiling windows also gave me enough courage. From the early understanding, with the management committee to negotiate, indoor and outdoor mapping to the formal lease, it took 3 months. At the same time, the designer worked with partner in Beijing , communicating remotely to complete the design.
▲拆除前Before tearing down©Jinghui
▲拆除后After Tearing down©Jinghui
Two years ago it was a financial company, and the space was fragmented. Fire-fighting settings in the building make the cost of removing some wall increase, the original loft set is very overbearing, the elevated bathroom is also a bit strange, access to the balcony aisle a little wasteful, broken ceilings and potholed ground seems to be roaring. So the removal of non-load-bearing walls, reasonable layout of space and clever use of structure, while as far as possible to control the cost of renovation, learn to “trade-off”, retain sufficient functional possibilities, has become the final presentation of the decisive factor of the project.
The building has two floors, the first act is a high porch, black and red, through the glass, clearly see the layered indoor space, surrounded trees and sunshine through the leaves, confused your eyes, this is light and shadow. Having great beauty in the mountains, peaceful life in the city, but also hope that the designer’s Ambition can be publicized here.
入口空间原本的层高偏低，钢结构的楼板和梁更加压低了视线。最初敲掉楼板，通高设计天井的设想被园区管委会扼杀，敲楼板遇到困难，于是用镜子“打开天灵盖”，镜面也不是要全部铺满，留白/留黑/留呼吸口，处理得到了意外效果。所有的灯管“穿梁而过”，保证视线高度。西侧的落地窗换成落地移门，在西侧“小花园”里修出一条小道，相信到了秋季，便可以栽上玫瑰花丛，望落叶铺地。欧松板的选用，把工业感融入自然，但又保留了“原始感”，本身材料特性也更适合山脚的环境。一楼包罗了入口，展示区，自习区，模型室，1V1 Hub， 接待，阅读，studio，沙龙，可有可无的玻璃移门，玻璃窗洞的互探，弹性的连接。
The original height of the entrance space is low, and the steel floors and beams lower the line of sight. Initially knocking off the floor, the idea of high design patio was smothered by the town management committee, knocking down the floor board encountered difficulties, so with mirrors “open the sky cover”, the mirrors are not all covered, left white / black / breathing mouth, treatment has been unexpected effect. All lamps “pass through the beam” to ensure line-of-sight height. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the west side were replaced with floor-to-ceiling doors, and a path was built in the “small garden” on the west side, which I believe would be possible in autumn, when rose bushes could be planted and leaves laid. The selection of OSB, integrates the industrial sense into nature, but retains the “original sense”, its own material characteristics are also suitable for the mountain foot environment. The first floor includes entrance, display area, study area, workshop, 1V1 Hub, reception, reading, studio, salon, moveable glass doors, glass window holes, elastic connections.
Walking up the stairs is almost the same size as the first floor, but the height gives it more possibilities and a variety of interesting perspectives. Originally locked skylight glass transformed to the new installation, can be updated later; floor of the loft is reserved, stairs and rest platform re-positioned, reading leisure area under the loft is symmetrical with the 1st floor, the “through high bookcase” in the mirror “imaginary” become “reality”. Use steps and materials to distinguish spatial properties while hiding columns in space. Box in box, house in house, white wall slope roof was specially enlarged, engraved with the name “Jiangnan”. The original aisle space blocked a mouth, it became a visible secret leisure area, one step is outside that full of fallen leaves. The 2nd floor is working, creating, reading by window, collective brainstorming, relaxing and free.
Transparent glass, steps and window holes, so that the space to get full interaction and communication. Surrounded by trees without too much natural light, minimizing the partition, increasing holes, so that light can penetrate, air spread at will. The relaxed space is designed to allow designers to use every corner more, with local cute furnishings helping to create a living space experience that expresses friendly and respectful partnerships.
Furnitures are flexible and mobile, leaving a lot of floor, display space and large areas of white walls, the current display of acrylic / oil paintings are from RAC designers, we hope that these can gradually be replaced by a new generation of designers. Art Exchange Center, Design Learning Classroom, Book Bar, Cafe, Small Space, Great Possibilities.
The overall construction process experienced a lot of unstable factors, including Hangzhou’s plum rainy season and typhoon, there are also dimensional errors, but in the 3 months, the basic still achieved the design and cost control, but also let myself recall 11 years ago, “architect’s office design” student assignment period of various settings.
The synonym, when it is not, has the device for use.
Chisel household think room, when it is not, there is room for use.
Therefore, some for the benefit of, no use.
We are in a “container” and sheltered by it;
We are in the middle of the place, keeping its temperature.
People or things are active here,
Feel the sun, feel the breeze,
We have made contact here.
Whether the project is architectural or interior design is a debate that we have been arguing about since the beginning. At the moment when the project is completed, I hope you can feel it:
There are no absolute boundaries between architecture/interior/landscape.
项目名称：关系 | RAC STUDIO杭州中心
绘画作品：居德文 徐乾飞 胡婧卉
设计时间：2021年1月 – 2021年4月
施工时间：2021年4月 – 2021年7月
Project name: Relationship | RAC STUDIO Hangzhou Center
Project location: Hangzhou City, Yuhuangshan South Fund Town, the first phase of Baiyun Road 22 102
Design team: Jinghui Hu, Jingjing Yan, Weiyi Tang
Indoor installation: Dewen Ju, Qianfei Xu
Paintings: Dewen Ju, Qianfei Xu, Jinghui Hu
Soft design: Jinghui Hu
Engineering unit: Hangzhou Chubang Decoration Co., Ltd
Building area: 498 square meters
Renovation cost: 450,000 (including air conditioning equipment and soft)
Designed from January 2021 to April 2021
Construction time: April 2021 – July 2021
Project Photography: FuSTUDIO Photography
Jinghui Hu, Qianfei Xu