Memory fragments, such as blocks, tiles, view from top of the hill in the city or countryside from the 70s or 80s composed the new way of expression of Tabby Yip Gallery.
In Song Zhuang, there are many artists rent farmer's house for living and painting. Flowers, grass pattern blocks, which were used by farmers for wall construction, have been paint with red for flowers and green for grass by artists. As Tabby Yip Gallery locates in Songzhuang, we choose this typical bricks for walls.
Wall as the largest area can be used for exhibition, we try to use nature light for lighting. Targeting on creating distinguished space experience, all the space, the lobby, the small hall, the main hall, have been arranged different combinations of skylights. Skylights have been added in living space with high ceiling, such as bedroom and painting room as well in order to make light more general and distributed.
There are two buildings arranged on north and south part of the rectangular plots. The building on the south side is exhibition space, and the building on the north side is planned for living. Considering high ceiling requirements for the exhibition space and lighting for living space, the south part of exhibition space is higher than north. The higher part of the space planned to be used as exhibition hall and office, storage, toilet and other auxiliary functions has been arranged in low part of the space. Opposite to exhibition space, the living space is lowered from north to south. The higher part are the mezzanine for living space, including a small family living room, a reading room; there are a living room and a private studio and so on in the low part.
North and south buildings surrounded by the east and west walls composed two courtyards. Public courtyard on east side and private yard on west side feature a clear space separation with a brick wall displaying flowers facing east and grass facing west. East yard can be used for outdoor exhibition. A Christmas tree and a red fruit tree have been planted in western yard by openers.