A silver-gray building is quietly placed on grassy slope. It has not been deliberately envisaged about ‘how the appearance of a building should be like’ and is more considered as ‘how the building itself should be’ — a more simple and direct product under the proposition.
Looking from the south side, volume and material of diffuse aluminum plate form dramatic experience, which makes the building appear to be well-defined and also to blend with background sky. Gradually approaching the main entrance on the west side, the landscape has undergone a fundamental change again — from the aluminum skin that is completely closed on the south side to the ultra-white glass curtain wall that is completely transparent on the west side; from the natural grassy slopes on the south side to the west side of the large-span floor overhead, design of the strong pool and metal ramps. It seemed as if the building cuts two completely different worlds.
Architects hope that the relationship between the architecture and the urban environment is also ‘free’. Therefore, a completely open and passable bottom shelf space has been made at the main entrance on the west side and a ‘yard’ with blurred boundaries has been created. The architects think that the definition of yard should not be limited to fixed format. Thus, a half-empty ramp making the internal and external courtyards into vague division has been attempted, which continues echoing the design concept of the ‘freedom’ from the ambiguous relation of space.
Apart from light grey aluminum plates and ultra-white glass, parklex wood has been added as interior decoration. During the change of daytime, light acts as an independent material to participate inside the building, reflection effect between warm-wooden scene and surrounding environment on the glass, which reaches a design theme of ‘dialogue with nature’.