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Wuyi Mountain Villa

In the 1980s, regionalism began to change from a state of spontaneity to a set architectural thought that architectural circles pursued actively. In the new period, regional architectural creations preserved the original characteristics, and architects began to pursue modern and artistic quality of regional architecture.

The Wuyi Mountain Villa built and opened in 1983 has a strong flavor of civilian residences in the north of Fujian Province. Its characteristics are as follows: First, it has strong local color, which is just an indigenous interest that tourists aspire to and pursue and an "exotic sentiment" that foreign tourists look for. Second, measures are taken according to local conditions and local materials are used to lower the cost. 

The Wuyi Mountain Villa is separated from the Wuyi Mountain National Tourism Resort by one river.  

The outdoor space is smooth, the image is plain and refreshing, and a lot of local materials are used. The treatment of three sections of the suspension girders and support pillars on the pitched roof attempts to integrate the building and environment, the form and function, and the artistic conception and means as perfectly as possible. 

The main part of the building, complying with the landform, is arranged in parallel south of the slope in picturesque disorder to obtain the best view and introduce more natural scenery into the architectural space. The architectural shape is full of twists, turns and rhythms. The house projecting over the water is light and elegant, most parts of the roof are pitched, and the cornices of the overhanging drooping lotus columns and the small octagonal windows beside the corridor are characterized by the overlapping and changing roof system.

About the book 

Chinese Architecture Written by Cai Yanxin Published by China Intercontinental Press, Beijing, 2018