This contemporary living concept, designed by Adriano design and visualized by Truetopia, offers dramatic views of the surrounding rice fields from far above the landscape. Appropriate title House on the rice field, this conceptual design introduces a largely transparent house that frames the view of the rice fields and lagoons of Xianggong, China.
The design studio explains that their project was strongly motivated by recent advances in vertical transportation, especially elevators. “So far, the main limit has been the system of overcoming heights using stairs, which has always been an important barrier in architecture,” says Adriano Design. “A new generation of elevators could be the solution that opens up half-explored possibilities for architects.”
To imagine what a new generation of home elevators might look like, the elevator in this home design includes large laminated panels combined with bamboo cladding. This combination serves to preserve the views of the rice fields and to relate conceptually to the local context. The designers also hoped that the traditional material and location would combine the contemporary proposal with the local tradition and culture.
Each stop in the elevator leads to a new perspective. The glass volumes in House on the Rice Paddy spiral around the vertical core and each point in a new direction, although they are united by their floor-to-ceiling glazing. The interiors are also united in a consistent color scheme, as they are all made of concrete and bamboo and offer a nice combination of cool and warm color palettes.
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Adriano Design envisions a quirky vertical house overlooking rice fields in China.