Oval structure spans gracefully over the water, establishing two contrasting spatial experiences

Field Object Lab as Architects

Situated in a tranquil rural village in China, this oval structure designed by Yang Fei and Field Object Lab spans gracefully over the water, establishing two contrasting spatial experiences within a 1-meter elevation difference. To the higher side, it elevates visitors, offering unobstructed panoramic views of the encompassing lake and the expansive horizon. Conversely, the descending pathway creates an intimate engagement with the water, allowing users to connect with the natural environment.

photo_credit Yang Fei
Yang Fei

Constructed with pre-fabricated steel beams as its foundation, the bridge is topped with a wooden deck, an homage to the rich wooden architectural traditions of China, yet executed with modern precision to accommodate the design's elevation shifts. The dark gray anodized aluminum railings, while minimalistic in design, ensure safety while allowing an uninterrupted visual flow across the landscape.

photo_credit Yang Fei
Yang Fei

Architect: Field Object Lab (FOL), Studio Fei

Lead Designer: Yang Fei

Design team: Andi Zhang, Yizhen Wang, Shunfan Zheng

Landscape architect: Xinyi Zhou

Client: Community of Baizhang Lake Village

Status: Concept

Location: Ya'an, Sichuan, China

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