On Sunday April 24, the “NAi China Housing workshop” launched with a symposium at the China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] School of Architecture 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院. Review of a day in 37 snapshots.
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The first presentation was done by NL Architecten. They selected a few projects with the intention to start a discussion on the subject of housing. While presenting the Funen Blok K project they talked about the scale of design, acoustic design, parking garages and the meaning of contemporary living in the center of Amsterdam as key elements in the project. The total volume of “Blok K” is distributed evenly over the ten houses; each is allocated 633 cubic meters. The houses are organized according to a typology known as back to back housing. Their question – how to add value? – was a key element in further discussions.
NEXT Architects put the question ‘how to find space?‘ forward and showed how they were dealing with this in research and design. By showcasing “Villa Overgooi“, a house for five families. These five residential units sit on a 5000 m2 lot – and had the design restriction that they had to look like a single villa. They contrasted this with their Chinese project, including the Fuzhou waves [330 differing in size from 30 to 120 square meter] and G6 Twist [60,000m2 building with apartments that intend to accommodate start-up companies, which makes that the building blends between apartment and office building], to end up with a building for an elderly district in Xianghe.
Wang Hui 王辉 [Urbanus Architecture & Design] put the question forward what “a decent shelter” means and show their Tulou 土楼公舍-project for low-income people. Their interest is how to set-up a policy for low-income housing, and develop a type that can compete with the market. They contrasted the Tulou-project with other residential projects of the firm [Shekou Mid-hill Apartment 蛇口半山公寓 and Sunshine 100 Wuxi Villa 阳光100无锡别墅].
Wang Shu 王澍 [Amateur Architecture Studio] talked about Vertical Courtyard as dealing with a split between the city and the countryside and how in his practice he is developing the idea of a new farmer’s house. He brought this analysis in relation to the design of his Ningbo-Tengtou Pavilion [more info] for the 2010 Shanghai World Exhibition.
Pictures by movingcities.org
Special Thanks: WANG Shu 王澍, LU Wenyu 陆文宇, ZHANG MinMin 张敏敏/
China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] School of Architecture 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院