Qingdao Junlan Residential Area | Qingdao, Shandong, China | SHUISHI

Qingdao Junlan

Qingdao Junlan Residential Area is a design-led project of natural aesthetics and cultural inheritance. It creates product value through design, thus influencing the users’ experience and emotions. The project takes stones as the carrier, imparting the naturally formed stones with culture and vitality that have a charming glow although so many years have passed. It creates a state of humility and elegance in a pristine way, giving a more concrete definition to natural aesthetics.

Qingdao Junlan
Qingdao Junlan
Qingdao Junlan
Qingdao Junlan

Junlan is like a top-notch collector of natural aesthetics who calmly and gracefully preserves the glorious marks of time, art, and nature. Casting off showy decorations, awakening the purest sensibility, stressing the inheritance of natural aesthetics, and pursuing absolute cultural confidence, the so-called cultural confidence is the deepest and most enduring power. Qingdao Junlan Residential Area, located in the Laoshan District of Qingdao, faces Fushan Mountain in the north and the Yellow Sea in the south. The total landscape area reaches 60,000 ㎡. The western zone has been delivered for use (this show), and the eastern zone is under construction. The area has several core nodes, such as a tea house, streams, northern and southern lobbies, and eastern and western clubs. In each spatial detail, the project presents the core concept of “natural simplicity, humanities inheritance, cultural confidence, and craftsmanship spirit”. The design scheme is made over four years, pursuing the perfect presentation of every detail. The design and construction are the perfect interpretation of the craftsmanship spirit. The value power contained in it has far exceeded the plain appearance, created the field spirit and natural space charm of artistic regeneration, and weakened human factors close to nature.

Qingdao Junlan
Qingdao Junlan
Qingdao Junlan

Junlan is a design-led project of natural aesthetics and cultural inheritance. We hope to emphasize the lyric of nature and give natural aesthetics a more concrete definition. For example, running water, stones, light, and shadows won’t grab your attention and occupy the focus of the space in a dazzling way, but softly melt around in the most authentic, purest way. All the emotional effects and feelings produced will be projected and realized in walking and lingering. The brilliance that the stones show is a pursuit of beauty and eternity. Taking on every moment of the changing years, constantly carving and polishing, perceiving and sublimating, they will thus exude the eternal “luster of time”.

Qingdao Junlan
Qingdao Junlan

Qingdao Junlan Residential Area

Landscape Architect: SHUISHI

Client: Hisense

Image credits: SHUISHI

Photographers: Hu Yijie


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Terren Shi is a student of Landscape Architecture. She is undertaking her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne, where she also completed her Bachelor of Design degree in 2020. Terren has particular interests in landscape architecture theory and design history, she is the organiser of the landscape theory reading group within the faculty. https://terrenshi.com/