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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.

Cipea Villa in Nanjing, China by Sanaksenaho Architects

 
December 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sanaksenaho Architects

The villa is part of CIPEA, China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture, exhibit. It takes place in Pearl Spring Tourist and Holiday Resort Zone. There is a lake in the middle of the exhibition area. Green hills and springs surround the lake.

The villa is a holiday-residence. It can also serve artists in their short-term stay for art creation, family and small group tour, meetings, seminars and short-term work.

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  • Architects: Sanaksenaho Architects../
  • Project: Cipea Villa
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Surface area: 800 m2
  • Building volume: 2 700 m3
  • Investor / Client: Nanjing Sifang Educational Enterprise, China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture
  • Architects team: Matti Sanaksenaho, Pirjo Sanaksenaho, principals-in-charge
  • Project team: Jari Mänttäri, Maria Isotupa, Tommi Terästö, Jaana Hellinen
  • Structural engineering: Tero Aaltonen + local engineers
  • Structural system: Concrete cast in site
  • Major materials: Copper outside, cherrywood inside
  • Design: 2003-2004
  • Construction: 2009-2012

Image Courtesy © SANAKSENAHO ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © SANAKSENAHO ARCHITECTS

The role of the building is to emphasize existing natural surroundings. The villa is reflected from the surface of the water.

Most public functions are situated on the entrance level. The conference room can be connected to the dining hall by opening a sliding wall. Living room opens to the lagoon with the window wall. Bedrooms are situated one floor down from the entrance level. The suite can be also an atelier for visiting artists.Two-storey suite/atelier is situated on the lowest level. The outdoor living is happening on a roof terrace.

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Image Courtesy © SANAKSENAHO ARCHITECTS

The villa is boarded with green patinted copper. Inside surfaces are local cherry wood.

Local natural stone covers the elevator tower, the fireplace and the roof terrace.

The aim of the villa is to create harmonious living in the nature.

The villa might be seen also as a boat left to the shoreline or as a Chinese lantern reflected to the surface of the lake.

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