design et al are delighted to announce that KLID – Kris Lin International Design have been shortlisted for Luxury Residence – Asia Pacific Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.
The Mandarin Palace, located in Nanjing City, is best described as housing for the elite. Nanjing city is a typical Chinese city which has lots of natural elements and traditional culture and so this property provides hosts a calm and peaceful living environment. Mandarin Palace is easily comparable to the ancient Peach Blossom Land. The ancient Peach Blossom Land is a hidden utopia that attracts the attention of numerous scholars. The place has wonderful smell of grass and trees, petals covering the ground, orderly-set houses and criss-crosses of paths. This property borrows the “poetic living” concept of the land, the building passes mysterious, beautiful and liveable qualities, and delivers a perfect combination of humanity and nature.
In terms of the integrated space, the unique natural landscape is combined with the oriental elements of peach blossom, pebbles, and grid pattern, as described in the Tale of the Peach Blossom Spring. By adjusting to local conditions, Kris Lin International Design created a comfortable and artistic conception to bring residents peace of mind, so that they can enjoy a fairy-tale moment. In the Peach Blossom Land, we can be isolated from the world and enjoy ourselves in a carefree atmosphere. Taking these features as the design concepts in space planning, the designer expresses his infinite pursuit of stability and happy life.
The building consists of three floors, one underground floor and two above ground floors. The basement is mainly used as the public space, which is an integration of dynamic and static activities. Besides a modern gym to keep fit, it is also equipped with a quiet and refined Chinese style study room, saving a place for Four Arts (lute-playing, chess, calligraphy, and painting) in the busy urban life. Maybe this is the so-called poetry and the far afield.
The first floor serves as the living space, which is equipped with a sitting room, a dining-room, a guest room and a senior room to accommodate guests and the elderly. The second floor is a more private space that sets the master bedroom and children’s room. Taking the space permeability as a priority, the architectural design of the building effectively uses natural light and air to merge with nature. Meanwhile, the peach blossoms, pebbles and grid elements described in the Tale of the Peach Blossom Spring are used throughout the building, so that people can be invited to the Peach Blossom Land and experience the ancient aesthetic of nature.