leaf pavilion by the lake
Yang Fei

Community Center Transforms Vernacular form

Field Object Lab as Architects

In the heart of Ya'an, a rural village in Sichuan, China, the Community Center stands as a beacon of the local government's vision to breathe life into rural tourism. Ya'an's rich tapestry of tea production, woven over centuries, serves as a backdrop to this architectural venture.

photo_credit Yang Fei
Yang Fei

Drawing inspiration from the region's iconic sloping roof designs, the center, conceived by Architect Yang Fei and Field Object Lab,  introduces innovative layout adjustments, resulting in a design that beautifully marries tradition with innovation.

photo_credit Yang Fei
Yang Fei

The leaf-like floor plan introduces a sense of lightness to the eaves, generating a distinctive architectural contour that gracefully follows the water’s edge. The central eaves of each structure adopt a gently downward gesture, subtly redirecting occupants’ visual focus toward the distant horizon.

photo_credit Yang Fei
Yang Fei

Meanwhile, the terminations of each room feature vertical spaces that provide visitors with unobstructed panoramic views of the nearby lake and mountains.

photo_credit Yang Fei
Yang Fei

The overall massing adapts to the site’s natural elevation gradient from west to east, generating an interior spatial arrangement that emulates the cascading topography of the adjacent terraced tea fields. Upon entry, visitors are guided along this gradually changing floor elevation, culminating in a serene waterside trail.

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Architect: Field Object Lab (FOL), Studio Fei

Lead Designer: Yang Fei

Design team: Yizhen Wang, Shunfan Zheng, Andi Zhang

Landscape architect: Xinyi Zhou

Client: Community of Baizhang Lake Village

Status: Concept

Gross built area: 800 sqm

Location: Ya'an, Sichuan, China

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