Project Overview

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul, quoted from the book The Art of Thinking. The architect of this project was inspired by the famous painter Pietro Cornelius’s geometric paintings.





Project Brief

Looking at the facade of the building, one will notice that the primary color scheme is black and white, creating a simple and streamlined visual experience. To add details, it is complemented by wood grilles, wood grain tiles, and black tiles. In addition, each residence is equipped with large floor-to-ceiling windows and landscaped terraces, which not only allow the natural scenery outside the windows to be invoked into the house but also allow plants to be planted on the terraces, quietly echoing the green environment inside the building and providing a comfortable living experience for the residents. In addition, the architect has thoughtfully provided a parking space in the front yard to meet the residents' functional needs.

Project Innovation/Need

Piet Cornelis Mondrian’s paintings are interpreted into the exterior of the building, with lines and frames to create a framing effect, combined with the greenery of the natural environment to create a harmonious and refreshing sensory experience. The architect adopts a minimalist line and color configuration to create a modern architectural appearance. At the same time, the building itself complements the site environment through a pure architectural vocabulary. Using different materials and textures of the building materials has created a simple architectural silhouette with rich layers, creating an extraordinary, captivating architectural image.

Design Challenge

For this project, the designer follows the water retention target of the green building base, which effectively promotes water circulation, improves the ecological environment, regulates microclimate, and mitigates the phenomenon of high temperature of urban climate. In addition, a large area of green space is reserved for the base environment, and a landscaped terrace is planned on each floor to realize the concept of vertical greenery, beautifying the urban streetscape and improving the urban heat island effect.


The plants can absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, which can not only reduce the greenhouse effect but also purify the air and achieve the goal of a friendly environment. In addition, each house is equipped with external windows to bring in a large amount of natural light into the house, thus eliminating the need to turn on lights during the daytime and satisfying users' needs for light sources, thereby reducing the use of lamps, extending their life span and reducing electricity consumption, thus achieving energy saving and carbon reduction.

This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. The project can be a concept, tender or personal project, i.e. proposed space.
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