sichuan road complex.

location. beihai, china

size. 790,000 sf

date. 2014

description.

The design process for this mixed-use complex included the development of three distinct master plan concepts. The selected design, the pearl concept, was inspired by the project's location in the beautiful coastal city of Beihai, and features a series of courtyards that, like a string of pearls, link the entire group of buildings together.

The design concept begins with the residential floor layout. Four units are divided into two different types that are centered symmetric to each other. By flipping the floor plans every floor, the building forms its balcony and overhanging sunshade system spontaneously.