Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© Dison Mo

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space

IAPA PTY. LTD.

CATEGORY
Mixed Use Architecture, Cultural Architecture, Commercial Architecture

LOCATION
Beijing, China

AREA
1400 m²

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
XIAZHI, Dison Mo

LEAD ARCHITECT
Paul Bo Peng

Calm Hill, is located in Beijing, at the foot of the Great Wall. The client hopes the building would be a carrier that could exhibit an attitude of “Giving time back to life” create a serenity lifestyle.

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© Dison Mo
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© XIAZHI

Given the geographic location of the site, introvert architecture is the common form, however, the client wishes to have some degree of extrovert architecture to demonstrate an attitude of lifestyle, how to balance these two forms is the point of our design.

We hope to break the conventional exhibition mode of conveying the information by simply showing objects or pictures.

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© XIAZHI
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© XIAZHI

We used locally sourced material such as charred timber, mao-bamboo, schist stone which represent the local culture.

The concept of "half" allows architecture and landscape to be divided into two parts. Moderate concession, leaving room for each other, is restraint. They nested, infiltrated, connected, balanced, and made everything possible.

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© XIAZHI
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© XIAZHI
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
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Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
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The window holes with different proportions form a combination, connecting people and scenes in the space.

The material complements the building, creates an environment with rich perspectives of an immersive, multi-sensory experience.

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© XIAZHI
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
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Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
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Looking back at the building from the middle of the field, the “White House” floats on the rice spike.

The diagonal wall is a composite strip of openings, it has provoked people’s curiosity and attracted people back to the inside to find out what is happening.

Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© Dison Mo
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
© Dison Mo

The viewers on the other side are attracted by these disordered fragments, and then they have their own wonderful story in their minds.


Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Diagram
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Master Plan


Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Elevation
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Elevation


Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Section
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
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Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Plan - 1st Floor
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Plan - 2nd Floor
Calm Hill Commercial and Cultural Space
Plan - 3rd Floor