sanaksenaho architects constructs copper-clad CIPEA villa in nanjing
 
sanaksenaho architects constructs copper-clad CIPEA villa in nanjing sanaksenaho architects constructs copper-clad CIPEA villa in nanjing
nov 20, 2014

sanaksenaho architects constructs copper-clad CIPEA villa in nanjing

sanaksenaho architects constructs copper-clad CIPEA villa in nanjing
photo by tuomas uusheimo
all images courtesy of sanaksenaho architects

 

 

 

this copper-clad villa in nanjing, china serves as a distinctive holiday residence, which emphasizes the building’s natural surroundings. designed by finnish practice sanaksenaho architects, the scheme forms part of the region’s pearl spring tourist resort, providing a reclusive and relaxing environment for artists, or a gathering point for company meetings.

 

embedded within the riverbank, the majority of the building’s public functions are situated at entrance level, with a conference room that can be be connected to the neighboring dining hall through the opening of a sliding wall. bedrooms are found on the floor directly below, with a range of suites that can be used as ateliers for visiting artists. at the uppermost storey, a roof terrace provides a space for outdoor living, presenting sweeping views across the rural landscape.

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
embedded within the riverbank, the majority of the building’s public functions are situated at entrance level
photo by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
the scheme provides guests with a reclusive and relaxing environment
photo by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
the building is clad with green patinated copper
photo by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
the holiday residence emphasizes the structure’s natural surroundings
photo by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
internal surfaces are finished with a local cherry wood
photos by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
a range of suites can be used as ateliers for visiting artists
photo by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
the dwelling can be used as a gathering point for company meetings
photo by tuomas uusheimo

sanaksenaho architects CIPEA villa nanjing china designboom
the upper level of the scheme boasts sweeping views of the rural landscape
photo by tuomas uusheimo

 

 

project info:

 

project name: cipea villa
location: nanjing, china
surface area: 800 sqm
investor/client: nanjing sifang educational enterprise, china international practical exhibition of architecture
architects: sanaksenaho architects ltd
principals-in-charge: matti sanaksenaho, pirjo sanaksenaho
project team: jari mänttäri, maria isotupa, tommi terästö, jaana hellinen
structural engineering: tero aaltonen + local engineers
structural system: concrete cast on site
major materials: copper outside, cherrywood inside

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