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Promenade on the Foot of the Mountains of Heaven

CompanyStudio A+
Lead DesignersMin Wang
Design TeamMin Wang, Mei Ding, Yuliang Wang, Xuan Wang, Kefeng Liu, Bin Xu, Hui Li, Ge Zhang etc.
Project Location Urumqi city, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China
ClientXinjiang Longhua International Investment Development Co., Ltd.
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / House
Entry Description

This project is a vacation house situated at the foot of Heavenly Mountain in Xinjiang, China, surrounded by a panoramic view of snow mountains. It examines formal qualities of mountains and the capability to enjoy snow mountains from various perspectives. The architectural configuration is born out of the necessity to have sloped roof for directing thawing snow. The roof becomes actual ramp. A promenade, from earth to different building elevations and from outside in and inside out, is designed to guide the client a small journey. The home becomes a slope, a climbing expedition, a surprise.