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randomly stacked stone volumes and regularly set roofs / Misae Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

Tsingpu Baisha Retreat

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationBeijing, China
CompanyTsutsumi & Associates
Lead ArchitectYoshimasa Tsutsumi
ClientTsingpu

Baisha is an idyllic rural village with Naxi traditional houses. The masonry façade of old houses is made by local Wuhua-stones, and we can see Snow Mountain nearby. We set the randomly stacked stone volumes to make various platforms for the view of snow mountain and village, while the roofs are regularly arranged to harmonize with the village. As a result, the lightness of timber and the heaviness of stone form a sharp contrast. For memories to connect the past and the future in a spiral way, we creatively overlay new and old times and spaces in this architecture.