The project is located in a youth commune in Fuzhou, with a area of 480 square meters, used as the public area of the youth apartment above. The client requires to design a space which can facilitate the daily activities of management, guest, reading, working, salon, and fitness for the residents.
We completely abandon the fully enclosed rooms and the fully open large space mode, but choose to create a semi-enclosed flow space through a continuous curve wall. The semi-enclosed wall divides the area into two parts, an the curve creates several pocket-type space in both sides. The inner space is used for guest, game, salon and working; while the brighter outer area defined by the curve wall and the OSB board in the boundary, is used for management, reading and fitness.
The white double-side punching steel panel is used as the material of the continuous curve wall, for its specific quality of transparency. The sunlight will also be filtered by the porous wall, blurring the boundaries of “inside” space and “outside” space. We also open a series of doors and windows on the curve wall, in order to create a free flow in the flexible space,; on the other hand, those openness also ensure the good sight for the management area, the front desk staff can see every place through the doors and windows.At the same time, those overlapping openness also bring a interesting spatial and visual experience.
Project: Public Area of Port Apartment in Fuzhou Client: Fuzhou Port Apartment Location: No.95 Taiyu Road, Cangshan District, Fuzhou Architecture Design: MAT Office Architecture Design Team: Miao Zhang, Kangshuo Tang, Feiyu Wang Structure Design：Fujian Boyork Architecture Design & Reasearch Co.,LTD. Built Area：480 m2 Material：punching steel panel, OSB board, epoxy resien Completion: 2017.05 Photographer: Kangshuo Tang Copyright for images, drawings and text: MAT Office