In Praise of Heritage
Where the old and new meet in harmony, the plan surrounding this villa is set to feature a series of overlapping spaces that document the region’s history in relation to ancient Chinese architecture as World Heritage Site.
As this villa is also a respite with modern facilities to host visiting dignitaries, its architectural framework is focused on preserving the traditional elements while infusing the building with contemporary touches and the local garden landscape.
Elements like inner courtyards, water features and cloistered ceilings are re-contextualised with modern updates. This resulting six-bedroom villa borders one of Suzhou’s most beautiful gardens and serves as a local landmark.