Private Leisure Facilities, Shanghai
working for BDP
Within the residential development extensive clubhouse facilities were proposed including a sunken courtyard with reflecting pool and planted terraces. The depth of this courtyard created the need for complicated textural interest and lighting to create a sophisticated space within a relatively small area. The theme of mountainous cliffs was devised in collaboration with the client and a recessed pattern of tree trunks carved into limestone wraps around the courtyard walls and down into the base of the pool. Mountain trees such as rowan and birch cascade down terraces and colourful Japanese maples and mist jets create the atmosphere at the lower level.