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Cliff House

This is a fishing cabin with a mountain view, on the bank of Heaven River (‘Tenkawa’ in Japanese). Made of reinforced concrete, the shape is a simple tube, six meters long. The roadside end of the tube is counterweighted and anchored deep in the ground, so that it extends horizontally from the bank and hangs out over the water. The design is simple, the interior is spacious, and the riverside deck is open to the sky, the mountains and the river. Built below the road level, only the roof of the cabin is visible, from the roadside, so the construction does not block the view.

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Jiangshan Fishing Village

This project is a human-oriented preservation and renovation practice of a small village, aiming to meet the basic needs of modern cultural life for the residents. The first phase of the Jiangshan Fishing Village Renewal Plan consists of two parts, namely the renovation of the vacant old homes and the construction of rural public facilities. The design retains the external appearance of the rare old houses with the maximum degree in this village, hoping to emphasize the importance of regional characteristics and cultural heritage.

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Various Stars

Chongqing Xinhua Sincere Center Sales Office can be described as a combination of contemporary aesthetic and artistic interests. How to match the macro orientation of its comprehensive commercial body is the core of the design. Designer creatively introduce interconnect thinking and integrate luxury shopping scenes to present an unparalleled spatial experience.

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One Year Project

“One year project” as the name indicates “move with times” which means that it took entire one year to experience the whole process such as tree cutting, sawing, fabrication, and assembling together with nature.The structure design is impressive that steel posts are standing from the local Inawashiro volcanic rocks directly used for isolated footings which protect it from 2m-high snow load in winter. Various angles of posts are just like the trees in this forest which implies that it's a new start to build a new relationship with nature to borrow instead of to take.

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Yuanlu Community Center

Yuanlu Community Center is next to Longxing Ancient Town, Chongqing, China.As the designer team have reinterpreted modern architectural aesthetics by designing authentic structure and space in an extremely modern way, the integrity and authenticity of the building from inside to outside will make people feel its beauty of morality and integrity. Furthermore, based on the changing structural form, the integration and interaction of functions, spaces, materials and structures with people are gradually unfolded, thus to exhibit the elegance of the building in natural light!

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Bamboo Breeze

Designer believes that "space should give people an opportunity to think." The use of rich transparency to express spatial relationships continues through these different façades — with the design of eight screen-style panoramic high windows, the bamboo landscape outside the building becomes the backdrop for the central core of the interior.The double entrance designed to meet the expectations of the owners undoubtedly brings the contrast between contemporary and classical.

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