LILITH House / DCDSAA Architecture Office

LILITH House / DCDSAA Architecture Office

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North Coast. Photo © Qingshan Wu

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East Coast.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
East Coast. Photo © Qingshan Wu

Text description provided by the architects. DCDSAA Architectural Design Bureau completed a very important architectural planning and design project in Shanghai this year: Lilith House (Cat House Garden); The architects hope to build a harmonious relationship between architecture, courtyard and nature through minimalist geometric deconstruction and calm symmetry. “Architecture is an open natural relationship with rhythm and clear facade. Mr. Wang Hao, the President Architect of DCDSAA Architectural Office, said: “Strict planning and design, through our in-depth study and to our discussion of future architecture, is an open private space with a sense of ceremony. The architecture is linked to the courtyard and the interaction between them creates a unique and fun experience.

Site environment.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Site environment. Photo © Qingshan Wu
Aerial top view.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Aerial top view. Photo © Qingshan Wu

In Yunjian Granary Cultural and Creative Park, Songjiang, Shanghai, there is a group of old granary buildings with a long history, which are located on the banks of the People’s River. Land with original attics, the vocation of this place is to create a harmonious symbiosis with the surrounding landscape and to be part of the construction of the site. The special-shaped inclined frame of the entrance floating BOX is used, and the interesting upper and lower facades are formed. The facades are designed with large bay windows. The three-dimensional structure of each BOX echoes the waterscape of the outdoor garden like a sculpture, creating the fluidity of space.

Diagram of stereoscopic dissociation of the structure.  Image courtesy of DCDSAA Architecture Office
Diagram of stereoscopic dissociation of the structure. Image courtesy of DCDSAA Architecture Office
Individual building.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Individual building. Photo © Qingshan Wu

The whole design of the interior beige minimalist structure, the flowing semicircular leisure experience space has beautiful lines and a sense of body, the tolerance and width of natural lighting, and more d interaction and contrast between light and buildings. After the space has the natural attribute of light, it is full of the contrast between fantasy and reality, and it is endowed with the pure modern temperament like an architectural art museum.

Between the tree and the entrance.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Between the tree and the entrance. Photo © Qingshan Wu
View of the river from inside.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
View of the river from inside. Photo © Qingshan Wu

The rich and varied landscape environment creates diverse interesting experiences for the building. Each open space in the room not only provides people with excellent vision, but also closely connects the outdoor space with the independent indoor space. In the design of the site and the building, changes in scale and floor height are skilfully used, which forms a rich volume contrast relationship and creates a unique space and visual experience. Each symmetrical direction of BOX lighting is a pure form of architecture, which leads the space to a more intriguing artistic direction, and also leads to the “natural attribute” of architecture, creating a natural feeling of visibility and satisfying our quest for quality of experience and ideal.

2F Cats activity area.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
2F Cats activity area. Photo © Qingshan Wu
Exterior and interior.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Exterior and interior. Photo © Qingshan Wu

The appearance and posture of the patchwork create a series of continuous landscape scenes. The public space of the building is organized around the outdoor garden platform, and the border between interior and exterior becomes intelligent thanks to these gardens. The overall planning consists of two small buildings and an outdoor terrace is formed in the upper part of the building. The terrace is planted with green vegetation, like a hanging garden, floating above the site and the bank, creating a natural and harmonious indoor and outdoor atmosphere.

Indoor leisure function.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Indoor leisure function. Photo © Qingshan Wu
1F Cats activity area.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
1F Cats activity area. Photo © Qingshan Wu

The two-story celestial garden structure floats on the first floor, forming a wonderful floating posture; Interact with the waterscape below, and the general facade of the second floor shows various shapes, sometimes delicate and sometimes calm, which can create a natural, soft, beautiful and intelligent image for the space, and become a beautiful platform observation photoshop.

Second floor with sky scene.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Second floor with sky scene. Photo © Qingshan Wu

In addition, the architectural design of another cat house adopts the upper and lower floors of open integration design, with large areas of glass and transparency, emphasizing the comfort of space, following light and nature. The unconscious harmonious relationship between cats and nature is the best expression of “unconscious architecture”. In the rear area of ​​the building, the interior exterior garden is the most exciting area to create interior silence. The inner courtyard echoes the natural waterscape to show the beautiful garden and modern poetry.

Large patio doors and stages.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Large patio doors and stages. Photo © Qingshan Wu
Western coast.  Photo © Qingshan Wu
Western coast. Photo © Qingshan Wu

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