Kangju Community Center
- Pu Miao
- Qianjin Road at Sichang Road, Kushan
- Kunshan City Construction Investment and Development Co. Ltd.
- Pu Miao
- Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design Institute
With modern buildings increasingly being designed as one large and centralized mass, this design revisited the decentralized model. Catering for senior residents living in the apartments around the park, the community center has a porous exterior appearance which resembles a forest that attracts people to enter. The building plan has many boundaries and corners to create many territories for small groups of users who come here to play cards and chess. The overall spatial structure juxtaposes rooms and courtyards/roof decks, which not only generate an intimate relationship between the indoor space and the nature (a characteristic of traditional Chinese architecture), but also produces “suspenseful” views within the building. The scheme reflects most people’s desire for a “refuge” with a “prospect” in a public space. This experiment is part of the author’s effort to localize Modern Architecture.
Journal Domus (Italy, Chinese Edition, 4/2008) and book Architecture 07' 06' 05': Works from the Forum on Chinese Contemporary Architecture (2006), Atlas of Contemporary Chinese Architecture (2014)