Jul 10, 2012 / Architecture
Villa Jian by CU Office

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Location: Yantai, China

is a minimalist office and exhibition space located in Yantai, China, and designed by . The ground floor contains the public exhibition while the upper level retains the workroom and prive exhibition. The structure is 3.3 meteres wide by 3.6 meteres tall.

What an interesting design for both the interior and exterior of this project. It’s not very often I’ll see a radius on the edges of concrete buildings – it gives the structure a much softer aesthetic. My favorite aspect of Villa Jian is how the roof shingles reflect light onto the stark white interior space. At first, I thought the building was a renovated barn, but it turns out the architects wanted this type of aesthetic from the start.

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