The project is located in Tianmu Mountain scenic spot in Liyang, which is transformed from a single family villa. In addition to the traditional gathering and entertainment functions, the place will introduce nature into it. The owner of the entrusted Muxin studio is a family who loves nature and enjoys social life. He hopes to break the indifference of urban social life and realize the interaction between social life and natural space.



▽ interaction between man, space and nature


目心设计提出空间的交流性分为人与空间,空间与空间,空间与自然。人们在不同的空间交流中消除交往中的距离感,化弱关系为强关系。强关系不是靠强制性互动实现,而是靠自由选择中的舒适社交来建立的。建筑师以项目二楼高高的坡屋顶为原型引入“HOUSE IN HOUSE”的树屋概念。这样不仅能打破传统住宅布局、创造丰富的层次,还能通过嵌套空间之间的联系性和复杂性,为人们提供更多的关系选择。

Muxin studio puts forward that the communication of space is divided into man and space, space and space, space and nature. People eliminate the sense of distance in communication and turn weak relations into strong ones in different spatial communication. Strong relationships are not achieved by mandatory interaction, but by comfortable social interaction in free choice. Taking the high pitched roof on the second floor of the project as the prototype, the architect introduced the concept of "house in house". This can not only break the traditional residential layout and create rich levels, but also provide people with more "relationship" choices through the connection and complexity between nested spaces.




▽ design concept "house in the house"



“HOUSE IN THE HOUSE”是一种直接的建筑逻辑,再加上室外空间,自然而然形成三层嵌套结构,内部又是外部,反之亦然。所谓理想的建筑可以说是类似内部一样的外部空间,和类似外部的内部空间,建筑并不是修建内部空间或外部空间,而是在内外之间修建丰富的场所。



"House in the house" is a direct architectural logic. Coupled with the outdoor space, it naturally forms a three-tier nested structure, the interior is the exterior, and vice versa. The so-called ideal architecture can be said to be an external space similar to the interior and an internal space similar to the exterior. Architecture is not to build internal space or external space, but to build rich places between the interior and the exterior.
Emphasize the "selectivity" of space and give up the "distance limit" imposed by buildings, so that users can get their own place in the space.




▽ multi-layer three-dimensional space experience



In the inner space of the building, there is also a 2.5-story building. The nested space within the nested space makes people think about the similarity of cities, buildings, floors and rooms. They are different manifestations of the same substance and different profiles of similar relationships. Capsule sleeping bin combined with bookcase, quiet dark gray standard guest room and impressive lazy sofa area are arranged here.


▽ inner and outer space experience


Through multi-storey three-dimensional, flexible space design with different degrees of interface closure, the internal and external two-story buildings will release the potential of gray space and establish a variety of connections between space scenes. This connection breaks the barrier between the three layers of privacy space. Architects integrate different private densities into layers of nested spaces to create multiple gradual boundaries with increasing privacy gradients.



▽ maximize the introduction of natural landscape



This relatively free white space connects the natural environment outside the window and the black inner space. It has a transitional nature and a relaxed atmosphere like a semi outdoor courtyard. It can be regarded as an external space similar to the interior and an internal space similar to the exterior. The house form with complete inner space and the extended stairs strengthen the intention of "blurring indoor and outdoor".



▽ stairs leading to the video room



It can be seen from the function distribution that the black inner space gathers complex and dense functions and releases a large amount of volume to outer space. Between the spacious and developed public space and the compact and quiet private space, there are not only the physical separation of the path and the wall, but also the thick and light relationship of places caused by different window openings. This contrast between large and small, white and black, sparse and dense, open and closed forms a unique spatial rhythm.


▽ large scale activity space



▽ open space layout


Outer space is obviously suitable for more outgoing and cheerful people to carry out public activities together: you can choose to raise a glass or exchange meeting opinions with you at the dinner table, whisper with your companions or share in groups on the sofa, and even dance in the open space. However, compared with the open bar on the first floor, the "public" and "collective" here are introverted and safe.


▽ multifunctional entertainment space



The outer space with double-sided continuous floor to ceiling windows is surrounded by two curved sofas at the core, creating a casual gathering atmosphere. Above the geometric partition fireplace wall, it can be projected for collective activities such as games, watching movies and singing. The side long table can also be used for group dinner or team meeting. One side of the table is equipped with a kitchen with an independent island.


▽ meeting & dining space




Whether it's a party, a group building or a holiday, it's most important to be able to freely choose the space where you feel comfortable. There is no need to socialize passively or refuse awkwardly. Architects carefully integrate different private densities into layers of nested space to create multiple gradual boundaries with increasing privacy gradients, and customize the sense of social boundaries for people with different personalities and needs. Different activities such as Chinese and Western food, hot pot food, conference discussion and so on can also be carried out here.



▽ multilevel spatial analysis



▽ optional private space


The "Facade" on one side of the inner space is the corridor "bookshelf" of the outer space; On the other side of the "bookshelf", the low-level capsule sleep cabin is divided into two layers, and the sleep space compressed to the extreme is the bed itself. In the small inner space, the concept of residential space has been questioned, subverted and reorganized.



▽ immersive video area


▽ warm and comfortable rest area


▽ room details




The design of the rest area is to hope that people can experience a life state of returning to nature and being close to nature. Let the people who face the fast pace and great pressure every day in the noisy city get a kind of relaxation and rest, provide them with a harbor of spiritual shelter and enjoy their body and mind.



▽剖面图 Section







▽ wine cabinet full of sense of sequence

在二楼“HOUSE IN HOUSE”的空间哲思之外,热闹喧嚣、昏暗暧昧的一楼布局着酒吧、迷你舞台、桌球游戏和网咖等娱乐设施。

In addition to the space philosophy of "house in house" on the second floor, the noisy, dark and ambiguous first floor is equipped with bars, mini stages, billiards games, online cafes and other entertainment facilities.




▽ curve rhythm




The architects who pursue the overall effect are quite restrained in color and shape: the wine cabinets with neat arrangement and strong sense of sequence extend along the curved wall to the ceiling, and the pendant lamp coil layer surrounding the bar card seat area is clean, with a nostalgic sense of the future.



▽ furniture details

▽ corner



▽ billiard table

▽ bar area










Project address: Tianmu Lake  , Liyang
Project type: Home -party  Space
Design content: Interior design
Area: 650 m2
Design time: 2020.09—2020.11
Construction time: 2020.11—2021.02
Design team: Zhang Lei, Sun Haochen, Li Xuan,Huang Wenwen,Zhang Dandan
Photographer: Junwen