Mar-Apr 2017



Tangshan Organic Farm

The project is a processing workshop for organic food. Raw materials that come from organic food producing areas across the country are collected, processed and packed here, and the finished products are then distributed to other places.

Sited on a rectangular flat area covering 6,000 square metres, it is surrounded by villages and farmhouses. Inspired by the traditional courtyard building, which is still the typical model in north China, the idea was to build a ‘magnified’ courtyard house with multiple courtyard spaces of different sizes—the central courtyard spans out around the blocks randomly, topographically forming myriad layers of yard spaces.

There is a strong visual connection between inside and outside, forming a corresponding relationship with the surrounding broad and flat fields. Open exterior verandas and various scales of landscape courtyards also provide people a place to rest and relax. 

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