Trace Architecture Office or TAO completed the Riverside Clubhouse, a floating modern building located in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China. Surrounded by a park and sports field, the building was developed in close connection to its environment. A project defined by glass seemed like the most suited option for the architects: “Responding to the horizontal feature of surrounding landscape and trees in site, the building is made into a linear and folded form. It zigzags and flows, sometimes approaching the ground, sometimes floating in the air. While inside it provides to visitors various views at different level and angle, it also gives an impression that architecture is touching the site in a very “light” form, thus creating a subtlety. The soft soil geo-condition of the site also makes this floating form structurally reasonable since slim columns on pile foundations support the building“. Tranquility is said to be the most important feature of the project. How would you define this home?
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