Jingjingzhai is the place of self-cultivation of a painter, Zhu Jiyuan. Its main function is to combine an exhibition room, a painting room, a meeting room, a dining room, a living room and a bedroom, into a leisure living residence with the perfect blend of cultural spirit and practicality.
Fusing natural landscape, art, and architecture together, the space combines scenes of the soul place, the art gallery, and the meditation garden to provides visitors with a circumstance to return thoughts to their hearts in the woods, which is also the most anticipated spiritual habitat of the painter himself.
The design of the atrium is based on the concept of a lake within a lake and a picture within a picture. With a set of stone slabs extending from the atrium pool to the outer lake, the space provide a chance for visitors to immerse themselves contemplate in the nature.
Water nurtures all living things without competing with them , and nature is a true philosopher and artist. The painter wants to blend the spirit of a traditional Chinese theology artist's studio with the comfort of a country house.And our design is create a forest-like oasi based on an extremely quiet natural living space when visitors enter. In addition, it is necessary to separate the exhibition area, the art studio, and the residence to avoid mutual interference.
With the architectural circulation of the landscape, visitors can’t help stopping when walking with the flow of water. Water is the softest and strongest, the quietest and the most alive. The charm of water lies in its changing form with the terrain. Everyone who visits it will have some enlightenment and understanding, which is also what the painter hopes visitors to experience.
The exhibition hall is the core of the building by the waterside, whose facade wall is made of rammed earth. Rammed earth is made with a technology of tamping wet soil layer by layer into a wooded frame to build solid wall, which has a history of thousands of years. The building is in natural harmony with the forest in surrounding environment. Inside, the painter's works will be on display for a long time.And the vision and physical permeability among the internal space, the external space and the works of art, seems to blur the barrier between the paintings and the nature, therefore forming a continuous connection in the overall environment.
It is the building with U-shaped and L-shaped in the plan in the final form. The U-shaped pavilion surrounds a central garden facing south where a floating terrace extends. In front of the residence, there is a boardwalk as a private wing. While the living room, bedroom and kitchen are in the concave space ,they are connected with the pavilion through an L-shaped public room. The south-facing wall of the public room extends through a glass door towards entrance to the private room, separating the residence from the exhibition hall.
▼建筑总平面图 Master plan
▼南立面 South elevation
Project Location: Jiangxi Province, China
Project Area: 1500 square meters
Design Company: ARCHIHOPE Shenzhen Hihope Zhu Architectural Design Office
Main Designer: Hihope Zhu
Involved Designer: Fang Jie, He Mengjun, Lin Guicheng