Midea Orchid Mansion by Yiran Design
Not only architecture but a link between physical and spiritual
I hope to achieve simplicity, but I also hope to achieve depth … I believe architecture must be a space where you feel spiritually empowered.
— Tadao Ando
Designed by Yiran Design
Photographed by M Concept
Project's prime downtown location puts extra pressure on the designer. Apart from its primary purpose - residential development, this project is a benchmark for luxury living and real estate investment.
From architecture to interior, it exceeds the people's expectations of living, quality, and spirit of the future city.
In the limited land space, Yang Xingbin and his team have created a multi-level space that "flows" from inside out.
The project took inspiration from the works of architect Louis Kahn, using simple shapes as the key "element" of the building.
It is not just a purely functional space; it is also a city museum.
The glass corridor connects to the bridge on both ends. The Rainbow Bridge floats in the air like a sculpture.
The interior extends to the outdoors, and the exterior blends into the interior. It interprets the concept of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "circulation space".The Rainbow bridge and the building form a perfect skyline, form not only serves a function, but it also guides the direction.
Facade | design
All of the surfaces of the interior and exterior use natural materials.
Steel and glass blend in with stone surfaces creating a clean contemporary look. Straight lines and curved surfaces bring about a sense of rhythm.
Architecture | Space | People
Interior follows "less is more" concept brought up by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The whole space is looking like a museum. All decorative elements are restrained and subtle.
The large calligraphy artwork based on "Sheng Jing Fu" is the finishing touch of the interior.
Geometry | order
The design language is clean and straightforward, simple shapes, refined minimalistic look. The square geometry theme of the outside extends to the interior.
Use of light
Reflection | refraction
Light triggers a sense of rhythm in space. As the external environment changes, the indoor space does too. Natural light spills on the artwork and the art come alive. "Urban Matrix" is telling the story of changes and development of the city from another angle.
Rational | perceptual
Architecture is rational. Space is perceptual. Art resides in it as a reconciliation, communicating with people's feelings, inspiring people's thoughts. It is an implicit emotional connection, Yang Xingbin says. The artwork "Rise" is another highlight of this space.
Value and thinking
City | Art Gallery
Contemporary art is, in a sense, the spiritual wealth of the city. It gives a city its own identity and reaffirms cultural values. Art itself is a connection between nature and an individual. The atmosphere of this project infects every visitor and make them want to stay longer.
"Putting decor just for its sake is meaningless; artwork must compliment the place and contribute to the story that we are trying to tell through design", — Yang Xingbin.
Wisdom | Technology
Another part of the showroom is "infinite corridor". The content it displays varies depending on the angle you look at it. This setup allows visitors to learn about new home-related tech and "touch" the future.
Material | Spirit
The living space is like a human being, with its temperament and expression. Through the conflict, combination and interaction between space and art, we create a space that resonates with the user.
"...only in the vacuum lay the truly essential. The reality of a room, for instance, was to be found in the vacant space enclosed by the roof and the walls, not in the roof and walls themselves."
— Okakura Kakuzo