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.
MoganshanGowin Golf Manor in Hangzhou, China by Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
July 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
Situated in the famed resort area of Moganshan, the Gowin Golf Manor serves as a clubhouse for golfers, but also offers a small number of guest rooms to house overnight visitors. The rooms overlook the golf course and are lifted slightly, and held to one side of a central atrium while the public functions are grouped on the other side. The disparate functions of the clubhouse are distinguished by a unique set of materials including zinc, stone, and glass; together they create a multi-storey space pierced by angled ramps and sky bridges.
The cluster of these different functions is unified by a set of exterior screen. It is made up with slim vertical members. The screen recalls the visually permeable stems of the surrounding bamboo forests. From the outside, this gently folding exterior screen gives the project’s simple box-like mass a sense of unity, but the outlines of the dark interior forms are vaguely visible through the lattice of the building’s skin. A conceptual richness comes out of the tension between the simplicity of the exterior form and the complexity of the interior space.
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