A new city center is being constructed along the lake in Suzhou, China. Plans call for a theatre, commercial facilities, offices, hotels, and housing complexes to be built around the lakeside park. As one of the residential proposals, we collaborated with the Hong Kong-based graphic designer Alan Chan to create a model for a low-rise, terrace-house-style complex with shared walls.
Suzhou is a representative city in the Jiangnan region, which extends along the southern side of the Yangtze Basin. The city is known for its waterside location, which developed out of the need for transport in a network of canals that are connected to the Yangtze, and for its historically famous gardens. We developed a model house based on the idea that future residences would encompass the relationship between the distinctive natural environment and people of the Jiangnan region.
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