Located in the new district of Xi’an, LAND Community Center serves as a social and cultural venue for the burgeoning neighbourhood. The project is completed in August 2020, with a total building area of around 4,500 sq m, and the client is Shaanxi Vanland Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Conceived as a floating gateway for new residential development, LAND Community Center consists of the community service centre, cafeteria, gallery, multi-purpose room for educational and recreational purposes, reading room, a daycare centre for children, it also provides a gymnasium and swimming pool below grade. These recreational spaces are organized around an oval sunken courtyard to allow the natural light to penetrate into the underground facilities.
Innovative use of concrete to create beautiful and bold fluid forms.
The 570 sq m Chroma modern eyewear and eyecare is placed along Montgomery Street adjacent to the Fort Worth Cultural District that includes museums by Louis Khan, Tadoa Ando, and Legoretta+Legoretta.
This site is immediately across the street from, a new 14,000 seat multipurpose venue. The building interacts with the community that swirls and stacks up around it. The approach through the staccato frames of the elevated walkway carries into the interior as meandering displays allow exploration and expanded viewing of eyewear. The optical sales and waiting area are set in a glass box that extends from the concrete form.
It's hard to fault this simple, elegant, modern building.
The concrete building, which resembles a traditional sacrificial altar, stands alone at an altitude of above 2,000m on a grassland plateau. The Cuisuba Yi Cultural & Visitor Center is designed to become a landmark to celebrate Yi people, an ethnic minority group mainly residing in the mountainous regions of South-West China.
The rough exposed concrete is defined by a distinctive wooden pattern. The construction system is based on concrete technology mixed with local sand; the sand mixture helps engrave the wooden texture given by the formworks, realized with recycled panels from declining Yi houses and local pine wood. The contemporary concrete architecture evokes the local traditional wooden houses.
Beautiful detailing of concrete walls with 'imprint' of reclaimed timber from the area.