Zhu’an Residence, Dali, Yunnan, China

Zhu’an Residence is designed for Painter Zhong Meng and his wife in Xizhou Town, Dali. The site is located on the eastern edge of a village, next to fields, covering an area of 800m2. In common with the inward-looking character of traditional courtyard houses in the village, the new house stitches a series of various scales of courtyards with functional spaces. As a result, the daily experience of domesticity is combined with enjoyment of a continuous garden.