PIG design restores the outdated constructing in Hangzhou in a singular fashion
Positioned in an outdated residential space of Binjiang, in Hangzhou“The Pig’s Home” get better a twenty-year-old constructing in PIG design’s workplace. Overlooking the West Lake, the grounds border the banks of the Qiantang River and encompass the two-story constructing in a verdant personal backyard. The small interventions of the transformation preserve the unique state of the principle construction with out a lot modification of the framework. Nevertheless, the insertion of a number of floor-to-ceiling glass openings reform the facade by adjusting the outside to match the character of the studio, whereas additionally connecting the indoor and outside areas.
Adhering to a sensible useful structure, the constructing undergoes solely minor adjustments to realize PIG’s attribute humorousness in non-conformist design. Options such because the unusually formed entrance that resembles a “pig”, the black pipe roof imitating a coiffure, or the personal workplace, “fur home”, lined with synthetic fur, full the distinctive look of the “pig home”.
the oddly formed entrance door resembles a “pig” | all pictures by Qi Shuoqian
The JUCUĂ inside is adorned within the authentic PIG design furnishings
Black gravel paving invitations guests to step into the secluded courtyard, wealthy in greenery, daylight and water. Panorama design always regulates the microclimate cycle. Within the middle of the backyard, a physique of water types a shallow platform-shaped pond that distributes 4 enormous stones round it. The inside areas freely entry the backyard from all instructions. By way of inside structure, the two-story constructing of PIG design it contains an workplace, a convention room, a tea room, a eating room and a workshop space. The studio assembles a gallery-style exhibition, organizing messy blocks and displaying voluminous gentle clay work. The reception tea room on the entrance homes tables of stacked tough stones, perpetuating the tough texture of the courtyard. The assembly room sits one meter beneath floor stage, exposing a sunken round seating space that displays the curved ceiling. Unique PIG design furnishings adorns the area, whereas black and white function the studio’s major colours. Architect Li Wenqiang’s personal workplace, the “fur home,” installs fake fur in every single place, protecting the partitions, ceiling and furnishings, as a tribute to the studio’s much-loved cat, named PIG.
minor adjustments understand the attribute humorousness of PIG design within the non-conformist design
black and white serves because the studio’s major colours
a sunken round ‘couch’ space displays the curved ceiling
uncovered voluminous gentle clay work embellish the inside