Hutchison Whampoa Property Type T1 Design Concept
The room is planned into three parts, living room, hall, and dining room (kitchen). The design adopts to combine the three functions of dining room, kitchen and entrance together to break the traditional conjoint style of living room and dining room. With the folding door colsed, the whole house is divided into two individual spaces. The window of the living room is designed to be several french folding doors. The outdoor view is extended indoor through a wide window to show the grace of the nature. The living room with a zen room built-in on the second floor is a whole space with the folding window of the zen room open. The living room and the zen room form a separable and also combinable space, which extends the room and remains the duplex structure of the living room. Style Positioning
If you would like to call the design “Chinese Style”, I prefer to call it “Chinese Style with Some Oriental Concept”. With no piling-up of typical Chinese symbols, the design is concentrated on the “meaning” but ignores the “shape”. Decoloration is adoppted in the color treatment way. With no overmuch colors, the design abstracts the oriental zen elements to build the house into House of Zen which is peaceful and meaningful. Material and Space
The simple color of the material is accordant while the texture and the detail treatment is various. The texture and the color play their parts in accordance with the space structure to show the material philosophy that one thing is a whole but have different sides. While marching forward, the viewers are led to understand the highest level that one is the whole while the whole is just one with no differentiation and no opposition.