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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Kangju Community Center in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

 
February 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

With modern buildings increasingly being designed as one large and centralized mass, this design revisited the decentralized model. Catering for senior residents living in the apartments around the park, the community center has a porous exterior appearance which resembles a forest that attracts people to enter.

Middle part of south elevation, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Kangju Community Center
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Software used: Autocad 2005.
  • Project Period: 2005-2006
  • Client: Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

Designer

  • Landscape: Zhuang Wei (Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design Institute, same below)
  • Structure: Xu Man
  • Plumbing: Li Wen
  • Electrical Engineering: Zhou Leyan

One of the courtyards behind the bridge between building volumes, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

The building plan has many boundaries and corners to create many territories for small groups of users who come here to play cards and chess. The overall spatial structure juxtaposes rooms and courtyards/roof decks, which not only generate an intimate relationship between the indoor space and the nature (a characteristic of traditional Chinese architecture), but also produces “suspenseful” views within the building. The scheme reflects most people’s desire for a “refuge” with a “prospect” in a public space. This experiment is part of the author’s effort to localize Modern Architecture.

Close-up of south elevation and the half-open public space on the first floor, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

Vertical spatial penetration up to three story high, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

One of the corner space for a small group and the window seats on the first floor, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

Part of north elevation, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

One of the roof decks with a planted roof in distance, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

Southeast corner of the building near the half-circle pond in the park, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

One of the corner space for a small group and the window seats on the second, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

One of the courtyards seen through a gap in the south elevation, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

First Floor Plan, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

Second Floor Plan, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

Site Plan, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

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