March 5, 2013
Project: Concrete Slit House
Architect: Atelier Zhanglei
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Western architects are routinely invited to build in China, bringing international flair to one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Alelier Zhaglei’s Concrete Slit House is a refreshing work of contemporary architecture that bucks the Chinese appetite for flashy buildings with Western pedigrees. Instead, the Nanjing-based firm painstakingly introduces a board-formed concrete house into the traditional building fabric of the city. By paying careful attention to scale, form, and color, the simple volume fits right in with its more traditional neighbors. Who said modern architecture couldn’t be contextual?
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Photos: Iwan Baan