Shinion · Moonlight by GFD Studio

Shinion · Moonlight

Located in Hangzhou, Shinion · Moonlight unfolds its unique design philosophy and architectural aesthetics in the fusion of modernity and classicism, offering a peaceful haven away from the urban hustle and bustle. The project’s design features a thoughtful fusion of classical aesthetics and modern design, endowing it with a unique visual identity and spatial texture.

Drawing inspiration from classical architecture, the designers reinterpreted the beauty of “arches” with a contemporary language, crafting a living environment characterized by precise geometry and graceful charm. It represents an exploration of tradition and the future, as well as an endless pursuit of a harmonious aesthetics.

Stepping through the courtyard, a symphony of light and shadow, stone and water, constructs a luxurious yet delicate aesthetic experience beyond the mundane world. Sunlight casts mottled shadows on the stone walls, tracing the passage of time and recording the rhythm of day and night.

The courtyard serves not only as a connector between different spaces, but also as a sanctuary for contemplation and introspection. The still stone and rippling water echo each other, reflecting the warm interior and creating a harmonious multi-sensory experience.

The foyer is the prelude for visitors entering the building. When the morning sun filters through the windows, it spills into the space, revealing the traces of time. The interplay of light and shadow, complemented by the luster of Prada green marble, produces a fluid rhythm and imbues the space with tranquility.

Themed on Italian understated luxury, the show flat embraces the coexistence of art and nature, employs contemporary design languages while upholding a philosophy of balanced aesthetics. By skillfully utilizing modern materials and natural light, it creates an intimate and comfortable living environment.

The living and dining area features an open layout and carefully selected materials, while the boundary between the study and the dining area is subtle and practical. The gray-toned marble floor extends into every corner, harmonizing with wooden wall veneers while generating tranquil yet lively reflections.

The tranquility of reading area and the liveliness of dining area blend seamlessly, offering infinite possibilities in life. The children’s room is adorned with brighter and lively colors. The energetic blue tones and warm wood-grain decorations spark vitality in the space and ignite the imagination of children.

Various facets of daily life are incorporated into functional zones, with appropriately placed partitions. This interprets the pace of life and responds to the desire for a peaceful and high-quality life in the bustling city. The space subtly transitions from the lively atmosphere of the meeting and negotiation area to the tranquility of the self-study area.

The meeting and negotiation area, with its simple lines and soft lighting design, creates a professional and stable atmosphere. The tranquil reading area, featuring thoughtful furnishings, create an immersive reading environment secluded from the outside urban context, fostering inner peace.

The self-study area, with its independent and private environment, exudes a breathable atmosphere, orderly yet not oppressive. From functionality to emotional resonance, the precisely captures the essence of urban life.

Through the interplay of light and shadow, choice of materials, and form, it demonstrates a nuanced understanding and reverence for life. It represents a deliberate departure from the fast pace of urban life, shedding the hustle and bustle while embracing myriad contemplations and genuine goodwill. Source by GFD Studio.

  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Architect: GFD Studio
  • Design director: Ye Fei
  • Finishes team: Wei Baijun, Wu Chitao, Deng Qiang, Ren Conghui, Bai Xuemin, Huang Man
  • Furnishings team: Zuo Jue, Gao Chenmei
  • Special credits: Shinion Design Department/ Chen Xiaojing, Tang Rong, Ye Lei, Xu Shuiliang
  • Area: 996 sqm
  • Completion time: Dec. 2023
  • Photographs: Hanmo Vision/ Ye Song, Courtesy of GFD Studio