In 2005 Stuart Silk Architects was commissioned to design nine distinctly different contemporary villas for a gated community in Sheshan, which is a community located about an hour’s drive from Shanghai, China. Each property had a river that ran through it. Bridge House, Tree House, Shadows and Light, and Bending Paths were a few of the names we gave these homes. Each name was a metaphor for the home. Each metaphor informed the design and enabled us to create nine unique homes that reflected something special about the site or Chinese culture. The metaphors morphed into unique “stories” and provided keys to each home’s concept or “parti”.
Our involvement in these villas was published in the New York Times.
Landscape Architecture: Hortiscape Northwest
Photography: Robert Pisano