Designed as a gallery, 104 Courtyard consists of two-story buildings that are separated on the ground level but connect at several points on the second level, the intertwined interior creating private zones and mezzanines overlooking the double-height galleries. On the exterior, the apparently single building is faced with a mixture of seventy percent gray brick and thirty percent red brick, the red brick placed in such a way as to suggest creeping ivy. The buildings are enclosed by a wall of vernacular brick lattice work in a cruciform pattern that creates a visually permeable barrier. Upon entering the courtyard, the visitor is immediately confronted with a second-story volume creating a canopy that ushers the visitor into the courtyard’s interior.
英文摘自:《AI WEIWEI ARCHITECTURAL WORKS》