discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei

three timber houses stand in china’s mountainous countryside

 

Super Normal Design Office assembles a set of country houses in a tiny village at the bottom of Emei Mountain, reusing old materials. Surrounded by wild foliage, three timber buildings stand hidden behind huts, paddy fields, and untamed springs in Sichuan Province, China. Each building serves a distinct purpose while sharing the same easy-living character of the countryside. Respecting Chinese natural aesthetics the design concept ‘regenerates farmland buildings’ former appearance’ in selected reclaimed materials.

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
all images courtesy of Super Normal Design

 

 

new + old materiality composes the solitary farmhouses

 

Overlooking Emei’s peak to the west, and the rice field to the east, the solitary houses blend seamlessly with their surrounding landscape. The residence’s open layout interconnects indoor and outdoor zones in a natural unforced ambiance. Both the framework and the furniture in the interior and exterior spaces were carefully carved out with no excessive ornamentation. Concepts of ‘new’ + ‘old’ coexist in the construction forming balanced wooden volumes. Super Normal Design used previously discarded timber elements, locally sourced, following an approach of environmental protection and sustainability. All textures and finishes display earthy hues and tones in minimal design.

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
observation hallway runs around the main volume

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
open layout interconnects indoor and outdoor zones

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discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
locally sourced materials assemble the interior

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
carefully carved-out furniture with no excessive ornamentation

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
earthy hues and tones in minimal design

utopia-at-the-foot-of-mount-emei-designboom-1800-3

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
sunken lounge pit on the outdoor patio

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
the furniture is assembled from discarded timber, as well as new locally sourced materials

discarded timber regenerates set of farmhouses hidden on mount emei
natural ambiance and rustic textures

 

 

project info:

 

name: Utopia at the Foot of Mount Emei
architecture: Super Normal Design | @supernormal_design

design director: Minwen WU

tech director: Jianxun YANG

PM: Mingmei ZHONG

lead designer: Xiang YANG

design team: Min LI – Jiao CHEN – Siying XIN – Liuchun WU

decoration design team: Ziyu LI – Ruiyu LIN – Xiaolu LIU

location: Emei Mountain, Sichuan Province, China

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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