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* Residential Architecture: Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD

Posted by the editors on Monday, 10 December 2012

Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD

Residential Architecture:  Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD: “..Chinese firm MAD has today unveiled plans for a village of towering apartment blocks beside the Huangshan Mountains in eastern China..Inspired by the topographical layers of the landscape, the buildings will have organically shaped floor plates and will emerge from amongst the treetops on a site beside the Taiping Lake..MAD hopes that the new community will give many Chinese residents access to the impressive landscape that has inspired painters for many years..“We hope that residents will not just look at the scenery, but see themselves in relation to this environment,” said MAD founder Ma Yansong. “In observing oneself, one perhaps begins to notice a different self than the one present in the city.”..The architect also explained how the poetry of the place inspired the design. “The impression we have of Taiping Lake in Huangshan is vague. Each visit to this place yields different views, different impressions. A bit mysterious, like ancient landscape paintings, never based on realism but rather, the imagination. This vague feeling is always poetic; it is obscure and indistinct,” he said..Set to complete in 2014 , the community will accommodate 700 apartments, as well as a hotel and other community facilities..”  Impressive site; interesting inspiration and form..

image: Courtesy of MAD; article: Dezeen

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* Residential Architecture: Beirut Terraces by Herzog & de Meuron

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 12 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Beirut Terraces by Herzog & de Meuron: “..Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron have designed this apartment tower with overhanging floor plates and terraces for Beirut, Lebanon..Created as part of a wider masterplan to regenerate this area of the city that includes a marina, the building will comprise five different modular floor slabs used in varying combinations to create a mixture of overhangs and terraces..The building will have vegetation on the terraces to provide privacy and in the main entrance space to act as continuation of the neighbouring green boulevard..The 116 metre-high structure will be supported by columns on a 14.7 metre regular grid, with each floor plate overhanging the glazing by at least 60 centimetres..129 single, duplex and townhouse apartments will be available, arranged in different clusters throughout the tower..The project is due for completion in 2013..”

See some of posts on other work by Herzog & de Meuron:

image: © Herzog & de Meuron; article: Dezeen

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