ACE DESIGN: Winner of World Design Awards 2023. In this 880㎡detached villa, the designers are committed to redefining the “spiritual oasis” between the seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city and the pursuit of family happiness via the warmth of interaction.
Without making structural adjustment, the largest floor space is reserved for the children and their parents, achieving family inter-connectivity of three generations in the villa. A circular dome is designed in the loft space on the first floor and the inward cloister on the second floor, producing a warm gathering place for children’s enjoyment and family time. Besides, an “oasis” of joy is created in the courtyard for the owners’ three children-a “playground on the doorstep”. A slide surrounded by greenery merges into nature, and the children are happy to grow up away from the city. Adults can also enjoy their leisure time when looking after children.
The negative storey, which was initially lacking enough illumination, has been planned as a causal social area by the designer. By reintroducing sunlight and courtyards, the elasticity of space is liberated, full of colorful forms of entertainment. Two reception rooms and a wine tasting area are particularly set up considering the wide ranges of the family’s interest and overlap in leisure time. The distinctive and delicate shapes of the lights echo with modern paintings and traditional New Year paintings of the God of Door, which has evoked a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era.
“Villa design involves more than just piling up the taste, and catering to the market and users. Beyond the basis of taste and quality, we need to understand the user’s family and life in order to reconstruct the home with new significance.” say the designers.
Chengdu Repulse Bay Detached Villa
World Design Awards Category
Private Residential Interior Built
Hui Xie, Qilang Wang, Subing Zhao
©Photographer: Ao Xiang
Founded by Chinese famous designer Hui Xie in 2010, ACE DESIGN is committed to the design of healthy housing with an attempt to improve people’s living environment, and providing whole-process services to customers like interior design, soft furnishing design, product ordering and project implementation.
ACE has studied and practiced the system of healthy housing for many years. It wins inspiration from the nature, focuses on the development of design strategy and artistic aesthetic and pays great attention to space interaction with emotion as the bonds. The works offer a constant experience and return to the essential concept of housing–healthy, elegant and warm.