Less is More
Our world is in a constant state of flux. It’s only natural, then, that humanity would be drawn to spaces that are calm and soothing, a nurturing shelter from the outside world. That’s exactly what Shanghai-based Hip-Pop Design had in mind when they designed this private clubhouse in Nanjing, China.
The spacious clubhouse has been divided into a series of generously-sized living and dining spaces, each with prominent windows that boast an almost panoramic perspective of the surrounding landscape. Designed with family-time, entertaining and relaxing in mind, the ample seating allows inhabitants a front-row view of the changing seasons.
The Japanese-inspired minimalist interiors have avoided any risk of feeling cold and sterile with the thoughtful selection of materials. Natural in their origin, reflecting the building’s setting, finishings and furnishings are made from silk, oak, leather and copper - and exude warmth. Oversized artworks were carefully selected and arranged throughout to balance with the otherwise zen-like spaces. Proving the old adage, the less really is more.
Text / Suzy Annetta
Images / Zhang Jing