ArchStudio completes its latest project – a 6000 sqm organic farmhouse. The site is a rectangular flat land that acts as a workshop to process organic food and other raw materials coming from surrounding regions. The produces are first collected, packed and then delivered across the country as finished products. The project is located in the farmland on the fringe area of Guye district, Tangshan.
The entire building is made up of four enclosed relatively independent houses, including Material Storage, the Mill, Oil Pressing Workshop and Packing Area. The inner courtyard is the Grain-Sunning Ground, and a convenient work cycle line is formed around the inner courtyard. The boundary of the building is the external corridor that connects the four areas, and it is the route to visit the food processing workshop. The central courtyard spans out around the building randomly, topologically form a courtyard space of multiple layers, which meets the demand for natural ventilation, natural lighting and views of a workshop while maintaining nice interior and exterior space quality. The organic connection of courtyard and house creates functional areas of different sizes under one big roof: small sized corridor, medium sized rooms and large sized workshop, which flexibly meet the requirements of compound use of the workshop. The design chooses glued timber structure as the major structure due to its light weighted, easy processed and installed and natural properties. The facade is covered with translucent policarbonate board which is light and easy to be installed as well. It sits in a 60cm cement base, which allows the wood structure being moisture proofed against the ground and allows it to hide pipelines of some fixed equipments.
Architects: ArchStudio – Han Wen-Qiang, Li Xiao-Ming, Wang Han, Jiang Zhao, Huang Tao