The Concept of Tangram
The tangram (Chinese, literally “seven boards of skill”) is an assemblage puzzle consisting of seven flat pieces, called tans, which are put together to form various shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap.
Choosing a unit of measurement so that the seven pieces can be assembled to form the square of a side of one unit and having an area of one square unit, the seven pieces are: 2 large right triangles, 1 medium right triangle, 2 small right triangles, 1 square and 1 parallelogram.
This pavilion, located in a residential compound in Henan, China is the first of a design series that draws its concept from the combination and flexibility of the tangram puzzle. This project will be followed by other similar type buildings, like clubhouses and residential community centers. Different facade materials will be applied to each clubhouse, in order to acquire a unique identity and be easily recognized within the community. The material chosen for this one is wood.
The curved wooden blinds and the tangram shape take you back to the roots of the residential community. And the green living roof also merges into the environment which creates a comfortable leisure place for the surrounding communities.
+ About the project
Designed: UA Studio 7
Yang Lifeng – Director
Zhou Jungang – Project Manager
Zhang Guo Fang
Li Yao Jian
Wu Yu Chang
Status: Ongoing building process
Title: Tangram pavilion No.1 – Mao Zhuang South Club
Location: HeNan, China
Total Ground Area: 398 m²
Built Area: 298 m²
Floor Area: 298 m²
Max Height: 6 m
+ About URBAN ARCHITECTURE
“UA’s projects spread over 50 cities in 24 provinces, including over 15 super-tall public buildings and more than 20 large urban complexes with the annual design floor area exceeding 10,000,000 m². After establishing a long-term cooperative relationship with high-end real estate developers such as Greenland Group, Poly Group, Forte, Vanke, Zhongshai, Simao Property, Sino-Ocean Land, and CJ Land. UA’s works became the best-selling individual projects in Shanghai for three consecutive years (2009-2011) and in Beijing and Chengdu in 2010. UA has now successfully created a highly comprehensive balance between economic forces and conceptual design. Currently, UA China focuses on urban design, skyscrapers, commercial mixed-use complexes, HOPSCA and innovative residential planning and design. For the past 12 years the company has seen a steady growth and now employs more than 500 people.
+ All images and drawings courtesy Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China
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