Villa 066. Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
Inspired by the austerity of the Mongolian landscape, a vast horizon, clear skies, chasms, shifts and deep crevasses are represented in a disciplined geometric interpretation.
From a distance, the building appears as a tower partially submerged and split horizontally in the middle. A glass volume is situated between two solid blocks creating a tension between interiority and exteriority.
Location Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.
Program Single-Family Residential. Interior/exterior swimming pool.
Size 1,000 m2
Client Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Co., Ltd. Architects selected by Herzog and de Meuron. Project curation and area master plan by Ai Weiwei
Project Team Samer Hout, lead designer. Collaborators, Andrea Macaroun, Kelly Buffy, Mike Paquette, Robert Kastellic, Patrick Liu.