Use wood as ink to depict life. Use wooden furniture as a medium to express your understanding of life, design in a free way, and build an environment-friendly, natural and healthy space. Only wood works are used to create space, and paint and color are not used.
▼项目一瞥，Preview © ingallery金啸文
The location of the project is the street space on one side of the first floor of the old building. Strictly speaking, this is not a complete old building. In the early period, it was the workshop of Jiangnan Mintage in the Republic of China. During the transformation, a new office building was built inside, leaving only a few towering red brick walls. The windows on the red brick wall connect the scenery on both sides of the wall. The outside is the city. The contemporary buildings on the inside are separated from the brick wall. The gap between them forms a transitional space.
▼建筑外观，Exterior view © ingallery金啸文
This is FANAF’s fifth project in L.Park. The first four projects are the reconstruction of MOTIVA Gymnasium, Jiangnan Mintage Museum, Aritco Elevator Exhibition Hall, and the lobby of Building 20, which are mainly internal reconstruction, with less facade reconstruction responding to the city.
▼国创园11#楼2012年与2021年历史照片，Historical photo of the L.Park © 反几建筑 FANAF
Different from the previous projects, the new project faces the city with red brick walls. The building facade that really provides functionality is on the inside of the new project. The gap and the red brick wall together form the building boundary. This provides a suitable opportunity for us to explore the new interface relationship between city and architecture.
The facade after renovation © LOG对数摄影工作室
▼轴测分析图，Axon © 反几建筑 FANAF
As a historical relic, the red brick wall has been preserved, repaired and maintained, becoming a necessary cultural feature of the contemporary city. It tells a story of the past and is also the background of the transformation design. Therefore, we mainly focus on the first floor elevation and the gap between the first floor elevation and the red brick wall. We separate the gap into the entrance courtyard and the internal courtyard. At the same time, different residential functions are placed in the two courtyards to break the facade boundary, so as to reconstruct and blur the architectural boundary.
▼新项目以红色砖墙面向城市 © LOG对数摄影工作室
The new project faces the city with red brick walls
▼朝向庭院的立面，Facade facing the courtyard © LOG对数摄影工作室
The design independently extracts the functions of “study, kitchen, bedroom, living room, tea room” and other functions covered in the residential space to show different open surfaces.
▼玄关 &厨房，Entrance & Kitchen © LOG对数摄影工作室
▼茶室，Tea room © LOG对数摄影工作室
The two courtyards have slightly different ways of blurring architectural boundaries. In the entrance courtyard, the black box is embedded in the building, half of which is indoor, and the other half extends to the courtyard with a whole side of frameless glass. The world inside the building is laid out and infiltrates the city through the windows on the red brick wall. The scenery of the city also reflects romance and vitality on the glass facade of the black box through the window.
▼庭院，Courtyard © ingallery金啸文
▼书房，Study © ingallery金啸文
▼室内全貌，Interior overall view © ingallery金啸文
In the internal courtyard, the indoor log ceiling extends to the courtyard, and the new facade is hidden to integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. The C-shaped teahouse is located in the courtyard, dividing the external urban environment and making the transparent space introverted.
▼C字形茶座坐落于院中，The C-shaped teahouse is located in the courtyard © LOG对数摄影工作室
▼模糊的建筑边界，The blurred boundary of architecture © LOG对数摄影工作室
Two courtyards, two boxes and two blurs, together with the red brick walls, form a new interface between city and architecture. It deconstructs the original architectural boundary and makes it three-dimensional, relative and fuzzy.
▼新的城市与建筑的界面关系，A new interface between city and architecture © LOG对数摄影工作室
The confrontation between history and the contemporary has resulted in the change and blending of time and space, and the multiple meanings of the boundary are no longer clear and definite. Therefore, people who are in it are not bound by the conventional concepts, and obtain the dual freedom of body and spirit.
▼建筑鸟瞰，Aerial view © ingallery金啸文
When the interface relationship is no longer clear, the interior and exterior of the building become blurred, and the space begins to penetrate, the sense of the garden appears.
▼室内细节，Interior detailed view © ingallery金啸文
▼傍晚的庭院，Courtyard at dusk © LOG对数摄影工作室
Cherry logs are used to separate the newly added shape from the original structure, making clear the relationship between the new and old structures and creating a new climate boundary.
▼形体之间的“缝” © LOG对数摄影工作室
The gaps between structures
▼新老结构的交接 © LOG对数摄影工作室
The intersection of old and new structures
▼平面图，Plan © 反几建筑 FANAF
▼剖面图1，Section 1 © 反几建筑 FANAF
▼剖面图2，Section 2 © 反几建筑 FANAF
Project title: Nanjing Wood Ink Exhibition Hall
Project site: Building 11, L.Park, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Design area: 280㎡
Renovation: Fan Architectural Firm (FANAF)
Project leader: Jin Xin
Design team: Zou Mingshuai, Wu Jiayu, Zhang Zhendong
Design scope: facade reconstruction, structural design, interior hard decoration design, soft decoration design, lighting design
Structure design: Li Liang
Civil construction: Chen Lianming
Ground system: Nanjing Huizhishu Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd
Author: Liu wei
Photography: ingallery Jin Xiaowen, LOG PHOTO