Vector Architects

Seashore Library

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Vector Architects

Photos courtesy of Su Shengliang, Xia Zhi, He Bin, Hal Chen

Seashore Library

Vector ArchitectsarchmarathonVector Architects
Rm 208, Bldg 22, 4 North Gongrentiyuchang Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100027
www.vectorarchitects.com
Category:
Arts & Culture
Project selected:
Seashore Library
Location:
Beidaihe New District, China
Year:
2015
Overall Winner

About three hours drive from Beijing, the library is located inside a vacation compound along Bohai Bay. While Beijing has been experiencing massive growth in economy and city development, many have pointed out the issue of a drop in living environment. The vacation compound aims to create a quality-living area closer to nature. There are a series of cultural and leisure facilities within the compound, and Seashore Library is one of them.
The design key point is focused on exploring the co-existing relationship of the space boundary, the movement of the human body, the shifting light ambience, the air ventilating through and the ocean view. The library faces the ocean to its east. During seasons of spring, summer and fall, it not only serves the community residents at west, but opens to the public as well.
The design began with section. The library houses a reading area, a meditation space, activity room, a drinking bar and a resting area. According to each space, we establish a distinctive relationship between space and the ocean; define how light and wind enters into each room.
If we slice through the building along the north-south long axis, we can see how each space elaborates itself with ocean distinctively. And the movement and memory of human body together choreographs a series of experience.

(ratings closed)



Vector Architects

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Vector Architects was founded in 2008 in Beijing. We believe that design needs to confront problems. Instead of enforcing the architect’s ego or making superficial forms, the architect has to respect the existing environment with logic and reasons. The contemporary Chinese design industry features the rapid production and the pursuit of tall and fancy-formed landmarks. Architects no longer devote their efforts in the fundamental and substantial truth of architecture. Therefore, the persistence of confronting problems is crucial in this environment.

Focus in design:

Programmatic interrelationship:
Every architectural program contains a unique interrelationship among functional units. We are devoted to discovering the programmatic interrelationship of each project, and reveal it in spatial structure.

Spirit of site:
Each site has a unique spirit of the place. Space is a medium that encourages people to perceive such spirit.

Perception:
We believe that architecture is the power of being able to balance such a trend, to pull us back into tranquility, to allow us to be sensitive to the beauty of nature, and to be assertive of our own existence within the physical world.

Detail:
In architecture, all elements support each other and compose the system as a whole, like an organism. This logic is expressed in every detail that carries the rationality of the construction, and presents the system of architecture.

Main projects:
– Seashore Library, Beidaihe New District
– Seashore Chapel, Beidaihe New District
– Taoyuanju Community Center, Chongqing
– Eco-farm Series: Harvest Pavilion, Kunshan
– Eco-farm Series: Visitor Center, Kunshan
– Vanke Exhibition Center, Bayuquan
– Momentary City – CR Land Hefei Dongdajie Sales Pavilion, Hefei
– Zhangjiawo Elementary School, Tianjin
– CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom, Beijing

Work in progress:
– Hybrid Courtyard Living, Beijing
– ALILA Yangshuo Hotel, Yangshuo
– Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum/Dome Theater, Suzhou
– Pingshan Culture Center, Shenzhen

Project selected for Archmarathon: Seashore Library



Seashore Library

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Vector Architects

Photos courtesy of Su Shengliang, Xia Zhi, He Bin, Hal Chen

Seashore Library

Vector ArchitectsarchmarathonVector Architects
Rm 208, Bldg 22, 4 North Gongrentiyuchang Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100027
www.vectorarchitects.com
Category:
Arts & Culture
Project selected:
Seashore Library
Location:
Beidaihe New District, China
Year:
2015

About three hours drive from Beijing, the library is located inside a vacation compound along Bohai Bay. While Beijing has been experiencing massive growth in economy and city development, many have pointed out the issue of a drop in living environment. The vacation compound aims to create a quality-living area closer to nature. There are a series of cultural and leisure facilities within the compound, and Seashore Library is one of them.
The design key point is focused on exploring the co-existing relationship of the space boundary, the movement of the human body, the shifting light ambience, the air ventilating through and the ocean view. The library faces the ocean to its east. During seasons of spring, summer and fall, it not only serves the community residents at west, but opens to the public as well.
The design began with section. The library houses a reading area, a meditation space, activity room, a drinking bar and a resting area. According to each space, we establish a distinctive relationship between space and the ocean; define how light and wind enters into each room.
If we slice through the building along the north-south long axis, we can see how each space elaborates itself with ocean distinctively. And the movement and memory of human body together choreographs a series of experience.

(ratings closed)