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Project Type
Architecture Design, Interior Design


Architecture Design, Interior Design, Drawing, Storytelling


Young Bird Plan International Design Competition Shortlist

Wei Huang

Fushun is a city affluent in mineral resources. Through years, overwhelming exploitment has badly damaged the land condition. The land subsidence happens everywhere. As a result, a number of villages near the mines has been buried underground, replaced by lakes in various size.

The aim of the project is to make a place for people who formerly lived here to look back. An upside-down cafe above the lake, of which the reflection is just like a pitch house laying in the water. The definitions of public building and memorial object are actually cross programing here.

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1. Cross section of the building
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2. Structure feature – by means of the characteristic structure of Dougong structure, the building forms a symbol of visual intentions, and achieves the “upside down slope of the roof houses”
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3. Interior
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4. Plan
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5. Different floor plan scenario – the linear interior space is in general a free space suitable for various layout. Besides, the foldable timber walls make it possible to link the outside corridor ring with the interior space to become a totally open space for events’ expansion
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6. Floor wall as the shape of housing – bring in the nature to fill in the external timber frame, to in a way indicate the rebirth of houses in collapse