Nanchang, called “Yuzhang” or “Hongdu” in ancienttimes, impresses with its ordered and traditional layout. The design aims tobuild a new “mansion” in the demonstrative zone of 3,000 square meters in the new district of this historically profound city.
Based on local garden making methods and institutions of Jiangxi Province, taking the landscape of Fuliang PrefectureYamen (administrative office) as reference, the designers try efforts to createa mansion of five progressive courtyards with a sense of dignity by highlighting the ritual sequence of a magistrate’s residence.
Mountain & Water, the theme of the design, was inspired by the natural background-Meiling Mountain and Qingshan Lake. At meanwhile, the designers combine Taishi blue and azurite, Chinese traditional colors used in the landscape painting The Silkroad, into the details of the landscape.
According to the institutions of a Level 5 Prefecture Yamen, a pair of lions, stairs, a plaque, a screen wall and othergate components are laid out to imply the meaning of propitious and promising omen.
Visitors will find themselves in the front garden of the sales center after entering the major entrance. There, the mutually appreciated landscape tallies well with the verse “Clear and bright moon cast its light on the pine woods, while creeks flow above the stones.”
▼实景图 Photos04 三观水院 THE SECOND COURTYARD
To drinkfrom wine cups floating on a winding stream.
The backgarden extracts the essence of Meiling Mountain and Qingshan Lake. The imagethat graceful cranes walking leisurely through lush pine trees and the breeze blowing gently the glistening water symbolizes the meaning of longevity.
▼施工现场 Construction site▼实景图 Photos
The stones and pine trees also act as the road signs.
Cranes playing in water bring relaxing andpeaceful feeling.
05 四入尘林 THE THIRD COURTYARD
While picking asters 'neath the Easternfence, my gaze upon the Southern mountain rests.
Materials for traditional Chinese style landscape are much morediverse than those of modern style. Shimao Guanlan employs many kinds ofmaterials, including various stones, rock layout, metal, wood, glass, sawaliand cane.