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LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

China Architecture News - Mar 02, 2022 - 12:30   758 views

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects has completed a small wooden pavilion painted with red color in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China

Called Wood Pavilion #2, it is a new iteration of the studio's Wood Pavilion #1 built in Zhenjiang, China. 

Covering a total of 50-square-metre area, the project has emerged as a new spatial experiment on using small-scaled temporary buildings to stimulate the site.

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

According to the studio, the research comes from original architectural aspirations, theoretically exploring them from macro and micro perspectives. 

"The building properties change based on demand, with the material basis determining its properties: from the primitive hut that realizes the basic needs of human living, to the church that holds the common faith and provides the earliest formal gathering spaces; the current living space has to enhance the quality of life of users, and further to meet their spiritual needs," the studio added.

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

The architects said that "this requires a new approach in architecture: to detect macroscopic urban problems and propose systems to correct them by means of architecture." 

"On a small scale, it raises communication opportunities for people and further activates the vitality of the community at a macro level."

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

Based on previous theoretical research, Wooden Pavilion #2 is a prototype combining theory and practice: based on a human scale, each section of the pavilion is used to set different spaces to guide people and their interaction patterns. 

In terms of the specific design process, the formation strategy of Wooden Pavilion #2 begins from the human scale, and then combines proxemics, behaviorology, and ergonomics to further set up the specific path and behavior of visitors in the space.

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

Therefore, people carry out various social activities in the various sections of the pavilion, while enjoying the harmonious natural environment of the river in the west, and the humanistic environment of the village in the east.

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

Previously, there was a long-standing lack of pleasant and functional public spaces in the surrounding villages. 

Wooden Pavilion #2 was designed not only to create a dialogue with the traditional architectural forms of the village, but also to serve the local residents who, in their leisure time, can communicate and enjoy the harmonious relationship between the architectural space and its surrounding nature.

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

The theoretical nature of the social relationship between space and people is illustrated by the villagers' actual use of the building, which becomes an important public space node to stimulate the vitality of the surrounding community.

In addition, Wooden Pavilion #2 has become a must-see destination for tourists, becoming a significant and important part of the rural economy.

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

LIN Architects completes red-colored Wood Pavilion in Jiangsu, China

Project facts

Project Name: Wood Pavilion #2 / Experiment on space prototype 

Design Firm: LIN Architects 

Project location: Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China

Area: 50 m²

Year: 2022, January

Land area: 200 m²

Lead Architects: Lin Lifeng, Zongrui Chai

Teaching research support and Materials Support: RAC Studio 

Construction guidance: Shanghai MuleKangle Wood Structure Co., LTD

Technical Consultants: Shao Yinghong, Hu Hongman, Xie Gong

Owner and venue: Aoya Design, Jiangxinzhou Wutao Village

Drawings: Hu Xinwen, Xi Zhihua, LihuanyangHu 

Design participation and site construction: Hu Xinwen, Xi Zhihua, Li Huanyang, Wang Sijie, Jian Jilei, Xu Ruoxin, Ye Xingtong, Yan Zhanlin, Wei Qingyuan, Wang Tianxu, Wu Zile, Yu Tingting, Lin Tianyu

All images © Songkai LIU and Lin Lifeng

All drawings © LIN Architects 

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