“The mountains and rivers need to be be treated as confidantes .”
The Chinese always believe mountains and rivers as the objects personified to sense each other ’s emotion.
It needs to be considered the relationship between its stability and orthodoxy from the beginning when mentioning the tone of this space.Therefore, the sense of ritual and the sense of spatial sequence are the the important basic frameworks which run through the creation . The sado and incense lore are the important cultural contexts of the Confucian orthodoxy that the owner of the space wants to spread outwards, which is its own value. As a business club, it is also necessary to reshape the accumulation of the inherent self-cultivation of the space owner , and infiltrate the temperament of low-key humility the peace and composure into the space ’s design .So symbolized expression becomes particularly important.
Opening the door is a metaphor to greet guests .That is how the concept of seeing the mountain begins .This origin is to see a mountain is just like to see a person at the first sight : to see a mountain as it is.
Next , when stepping into the space from the central axis , it is like to see the mountain as it is not a mountain any longer . In each open and semi-open functional space, there is the sado and incense lore for guests to enjoy the experience of color, sound, fragrance, taste, touch, which is also the process of knowing about the owner.
Finally ,when going back to the entrance , it is like to see the mountain as a mountain, but this mountain is no longer the other mountain which we see from the beginning . To see the space is just like to know the master ,which is the creation concept of the whole space streamline.
[The entrance, to see a mountain as it is]
Ancient wood grain stone with the black – and – white stripes symbolizes the running water which means love with a long history is like a carpet extended to the end of the scene.A guqin means adjusting one’s hat and an incense table means meditation.
[The central axis,to see the mountain as it is not a mountain any longer ]
Yu Wuling, a poet in the Tang Dynasty, wrote in his poem “looking for the mountain”: If a green mountain is advantageous to human beings, even one white stone will turn to dust;If the lake is wide, there will be no way to the other bank ; If stepping into a deep pine forest ,there will be no people .The dry landscape made of glass means inner peace and restraint . Like dispelling the clouds to see the sun , symbolization is always a designer’s life-long pursuit . Cadences or reckoning blank as inked while reckoning inked as blank ,are the relationship among the rhythm of space, rhythm and “Virtual and Essence” .
I would like to see design as a metaphor for life . Although not everyone is the same in the aspect of aesthetic, perception and view . I am still willing to design and create in this way of thinking. Every time when you go through a project design, it’s like to see a mountain. Our life is like a vast world, and our choices are like roads in our hearts . Walking through the beautiful mountains and rivers from our hearts , feeling the wind on the face , listening to the twists and turns of the pine waves , you will have a feeling that you get rid of the clouds and see the true meaning of life.
[The exit,to see the mountain as a mountain ]
Project Location: Jieyang , Guangdong Province
Project Type: Office Space
Design Company: SIAD
Chief Designer: Hihope Zhu
Participating Designer: Fang Jie
Project Area: 1000 square meters
Materials: ancient wood stone, gray wood stone, walnut, dimming glass, etc.