The prefabricated volume is described as a ‘Checkered Playroom’ for a kindergarten to be based in a remote region of Western China.
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The new Summer House is organized as four bands of structure beginning with a bench level attached to the ground, a second band of three C-shaped walls crowned by a third and fourth level which forms a roof that cantilevers a tree-like canopy over the smaller footprint defined by the undulating loops of bench wood.
Precisely defined outlines of light and shadow play in its geometric spaces; intersections serve as entrances and passages, guiding visitors’ courses, while the stand’s outside intrigues passerby about its interior design. Product and technical information is sharply framed under each beam of light, avoiding the need for redundant light sources.
Contoured by a large steel frame, the island’s upper part is a sculptural-like installation of stapled steel boxes exhibiting different parquet samples. The wooden textures stand out against the dark surfaces of the back walls and the anthracite steel construction, highlighting the characteristics of the material.