The Embassy Palace is adjacent to the first model tower of Beijing city to the west, and embassy area of 77 countries to the east. Distinct cultures from various countries intersect mutually here and different characters of the East and West collide here as well. This place has evolved to be a place full of the globalized horizon and humanistic breath.
The existing reception hall in the project will be maintained as café for residential owners of this property. It faces the backyard garden of Horse Creek and features a double-volume height L-shaped bookshelf which works as the background of the entire space; a sculptural staircase extends consistently in the room.
Differed from the development of Inner Peace 108 Beijing, Embassy Palace initially reveals more exclusive state of home to owners. Luxurious condominium in the central CBD celebrates international cuisines, theatrical drama and convenience of calling friends to visit.
However, because of the area restriction, some of the residences is hard to harvest all life demands. In that case, architect Yu Zhao, principal of Yu Studio, managed to introduce and come true a part of life contents that belongs to villa in the design of public section.
A chunky brass-made gate door with a height of 8 meters in the entrance, was hand-made by an old craftsman with the technique of chisel engraved copper production. The craftsman attempted to transform his inherited tradition of the kings and the Knights into a custom texture with the sense of modernism. Cause of the effort of the craftsmanship, in the past three months, the traditional skill has come to life.
There stand two deer sculptures, respectively placed at the end of the courtyard and central hall. The one, hiding in the slot of wall and trees, are staring at people timidly; the other one in the central hall stands on a pile of books, with a beast-like appearance in legend. Yu named it ‘Jade Glaze’. It appears vivid and vigorous as if walking into the garden outside.
The ceiling pendant, designed by Bocci, complements the well-crafted artwork. The targeting customers for Embassy Palace are characterized by the intense individuality of beauty-appreciation but evince calm and wise restraint as well, so the design of this high-end property is embraced by the sophisticated mixture and rational intersection.
The living and dining room are a break of tradition while planning, de-emphasizing the coherence of supporting facilities. It’s composited seemingly in an arbitrary way, however, reinforced by freedom of the space.
The library and entertainment rooms are the first-rank spaces to demonstrate consistent scenes of characters. The architects are susceptive to restrain when they conceived to their heart’s contents. Hopefully, they would like to create an on-site state that emerges an actual fragment of life in details.
Outstanding Taiwan-based interior designer Idan Jiang infused all-inclusive and diversified concept into the design of Residence B. Idan integrated and re-defined fashion of jewelry in her conception instead of traditional style. Furthermore, Idan described elegance, tranquility, deliberation, and confidence incisively and vividly. Source by Yu Studio.
- Location: Beijing, China
- Architect: Yu Studio
- Architect in Charge: Yu Zhao
- Area: 2, 970sqm
- Year: 2017
- Photographs: Courtesy of Designwire for Yu Studio
Article by Marco Rinaldi