design et al are delighted to announce that David Chang Design Associates have been shortlisted for a Residential £20 Million (Project By Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016
The design of Beijing Runze Palace Villa aims to build a new beginning, the top model for the future and a royal court imitation. The design ideas of the Beijing Runze Palace introduce the space concept of LE‘GRAND’CHATEAU EXTRAORDINAIRE, with vigour and strong Imperial style, vertical wall panelling and jamb details. It profiles as a spacious architectural structure, displaying magnificent grandeur and status, thus representing the Empire’s power and glory.
Decoratively, Beijing Runze Palace utilizes eighteenth century social backdrops, where Oriental culture began its influence in the west. A new era began within the classical tale, a French style integrated exquisite eastern elements. This is shown multiple times throughout the property, for example, a lost art “Beijing Cao Kite”, world cultural heritage “Palace embroidery”, the unique aesthetic valuable flange porcelain and the golden China painting on a black lacquered screen, are juxtaposed beautifully against the French Rococo and Art Deco trims.
These elements show the characteristics of the period where adaptation of art and the yearning for a better life was prevalent, as best described by the exquisite Chippendale furniture with its mysterious eastern charm.