ordos 100: 'double class villa' by babel architectures ordos 100: 'double class villa' by babel architectures
jan 27, 2009

ordos 100: 'double class villa' by babel architectures

‘double class villa’ all images courtesy babel architectures

israeli firm babel architectures designed ‘double class villa’ for the ordos 100 project located in inner mongolia, china. the villa is composed of 3 main elements; 2 brick skin cubes above the ground level: private spaces for the owner and the worker, a concrete flat surface (camouflage carpet) on the ground level and an underground level including common spaces and courtyards. the grey cube houses the owner whilst the red cube houses the worker. the two cube have separate and private access from the main underground entrance floor and from the ground floor camouflage carpet. most of the plot is covered by a generic carpet that reproduces a ‘woodland’ standard camouflage pattern. it will be formed by hollow paving – like upside down hollow concrete (2 holes blocks). according to the design pattern, the hollow parts will be filled with different plants or fillings. the carpet is perforated by square openings in 3 measurements.

‘double class villa’ ‘double class villa’

‘double class villa’ ‘double class villa’ interior

‘double class villa’ model ‘double class villa’ model ‘double class villa’ model

camouflage carpet and underground section

underground level

‘double class villa’ plan ‘double class villa’ elevation plan

credits architects: babel architectures (sharon rotbard, dan hasson, yuval yasky) location: new ordos, inner mongolia, people’s republic of china architect in charge: sharon rotbard project team: sharon rotbard, dan hasson, yuval yasky collaborators: shira gleitman, jessy feng, igor shevchenko, amit mandelkern design year: 2008 construction year: 2009 curator: ai weiwei, beijing, china client: jiang yuan water engineering ltd, inner mongolia, china

read the essay babel architecture has published on their ordos 100 project here.

more: http://www.babelarchitectures.blogspot.com

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