Jinmao Dongting Ecological Innovation City is located in Dongfeng Lake New Area, Yueyang, Hunan province, close to Mount Jiuhua, with mature urban traffic system around it. The project draws on the concept of modern living, deducts the aesthetics of urban luxury houses with the large flat floor in the sky, and works on the spire of the bustling city.
The design draws aesthetic features from ancient poems praising Dongting Lake, while extracting the concept of nebulae to convey the grand momentum of the surging lake and the ethereal mood above the clouds. Relying on nature to create en ecological living: give the residents a holiday experience, and create a Singapore-style living landscape space integrating green ecology, modern simplicity, and comfort.
Honorable and courteous reception begins at the entrance. The pure glass curtain wall opens a hazy urban interface, like a mirror of the sky, reflecting the realm of city. Between the changeable weather and the interlace of light and shadow, it seems like a grand epic of life. The flowing water features break the static space, like the flowing stardust in the Milky Way, misty and clear, creating a holiday hotel-style home experience that gradually disappears from the bustling city and relaxes the body and mind.
Tracing the water to find the art of living. Go through the entrance hall and open the door to the water. Stopping in the water courtyard, the artistic waterfall is as dazzling as a meteor, pouring down, falling into the Lake, creating a tranquil and poetic natural world for the city. People can stop and chat here, and feel the breeze and the flowing water create a lively, relaxing and green atmosphere.
The sunken courtyard integrates multiple functional spaces of travel, arrival, rest and negotiation into one large space, taking into account multiple needs, with simplicity but no lack of details. Etiquette waterscape, opposite view gallery frame, create changing flowing line of sight space. The grille wall on the side is embedded with glass, bringing oblique lighting to the underground space, making light and scenery become the leading role of the space.
From the homecoming trail, up the stairs. The high-rise gallery serves as the viewing space, overlooking the whole garden. The gallery sitting room is like a glass box on the water, with a water curtain falling from the edge of the ceiling into the pool, presenting a perfect visual and auditory feast. Translucent glass bricks convey the ethereal temperament, connecting the water curtain and green trees in series to create a waterside garden.
Enter through the corridor and walk into a starlight forest. The design abstractly extracts the form of the star river, and projects the free and flexible nebula curve on the spatial composition. Drawing on the concept of "artistic biota" by Junya Ishigami, the trees are placed one by one to the maximum extent possible within the limited space, creating a flowing line of experience and creating a forest of wonder.
When nature grows to the clouds, the traffic rushes through the ground noisily, and a tranquil cloud garden blooms with the greenery of life. 270 degrees of landscaping extends the landscape from the outdoors to the indoors, where natural space and warmth of human habitation intermingling to bring a super wide angle view of the canopy. The simple lines and elegant colours create a private, tranquil retreat.