The house is located in a quite steep slope facing East at the Southern extreme of the Lake. The house is quite detached from the road.
The house is organized in three different levels, with diverse conditions and functions:
- The middle floor, which is the most public one, with common areas and living room and kitchen, is leveled at the same height of the road and the access takes place through a short footbridge that arrives to a terrace that overlooks the lake over the canopy of the bamboo forest. We envision this level as an horizontal, unobstructed space with sliding elements and a veranda in the perimeter.
- The top level is configured part as a green-house, part as a Chinse sky lantern suspended over the forest. It is also the element that collects solar energy. The bedrooms are displayed as suites with their own bathroom in isolated cells. They all feature a semi-outdoor space with plants in the perimeter to be used during the day. During the summer these space should be all ventilated and mostly in shadow (blinds, awnings) during the day and it will help to cold down the building during the night. In winter, the green house will provide a lot of passive energy during the day, and when the night comes, the users will retreat to their isolated cells, while the daily stored energy is used.
- The bottom floor should be used for services (facilities, cleaning, storage, service room, office, and a garage for eventual water vehicles or bikes, etc.). Geothermal energy might be used during the hot summers to chill the habitable spaces.
An outdoor stair connects the top levels with the ground level of the forest and a possible dock for water activities.
WANGSHANG ACADEMY in JINHUA.
IAAC – private comission
marta romero. architect
jesús lópez. architect
fran orellana, pablo fernández, diego melero. interns