Idyllic Moment Farm is a lifestyle out of the typical city environment, which engages all the senses, situated in Chengdu, a city known for enjoying leisure and relaxation.
The experience of Idyl Moment Farm starts from the moment of arrival - walking through the lush meadow with crops and grasses on both sides of the winding pathway. MDO wanted to create a stimulating interplay between landscapes, interiors, materials, local cultures and arts that encourages guests to return to the rustic and poetic life.
To connect interior and landscape, MDO used materials which would flow from outside to inside, as you open the glass entrance door, the journey flows continuously.
A cluster of sunflowers greats visitors at the main entrance. The door frame frames the external scenery into the house as if it is modern art.
The sofa is placed directly facing the outdoor garden and presents a natural view of the external scenery in the room. Visitors can sprawl at ease across the sofa and feel how the seasons turn.
Curved corners, standing seam roofs, and single-story gables with equal distance give tranquil idyllic charm, encouraging visitors to wander in the pleasure and pure space with the most everyday simplicity.
The gable-shaped interior roofs originate from traditional architectural elements. The simplicity and continuity of wood grain further blur the boundary between nature and shelter, enabling visitors to moderately perceive the integrity of space.
The impression of the open house is light and lush as you walk past an open relaxation space with a grounding table and bespoke artworks infused with organic forms.
The shelf resembles the essence of our design thinking - to create minimalist designs that is defined by the use of natural materials and honest constructions.
Design that stands out and blends in at the same time. Soft and minimal.
It is evident how the space dwells on the interplay between nature and culture, capturing the spirit and culture of Chengdu the unique mahjong and tea.
As the evening moves on and the color-scheme of nature turns even more vibrant, the colors of the selected materials within the space seems to change with it.
Touching the texture of local tradition and nature with materials.
MDO borrows the idea from local artifacts and materials of the old dwellings in western
Sichuan and creatively incorporated them into modern design. The space is decorated with window openings, conical hats, natural wood, and bamboo-plaited articles as a way to relate to residential houses and local crafts in western Sichuan.
Although in different materials, the all-natural color smoothly runs in the space. The rough-hewn utensils, dried branches, and rattan- plaited elements add country quality to the modern space.
Project Area｜ 600m²
Completion in July 2022
Design Team｜More Design Office
Design Director ｜ Justin Bridgland, Jaycee Chui
Lead Designer ｜ Da Gao, Mengmeng Dong
Assistant Designer｜Wanyang Song, Shuya Xin, Shuo Huang, Hao Zheng, Yao Ju, Jun Zhu
Photographer｜Zifeng Shi from Pianfang Studio