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Xiamen Modern Hakka

Xiamen, Fujian Province  China

The Modern Hakka is one of the two design schemes developed by the China Vision Project (CVP) for a site in Xiamen, China. the residential towers in the scheme are, like those of the Crystal Hakka, inspired by the traditional Chinese courtyard housing typology, the Hakka. the Modern Hakka, however, is not regulated by a strict geometry but is composed of lyrical, organic forms and takes inspiration from the repetitive wave motion of the adjacent harbor. a landscaped green roof flows across the development like a undulating carpet, seamlessly weaving together gardens, public spaces, and water features. Glass walls eliminate the boundary between interior and exterior. the integration of landscape and buildings, of urban and natural forms, provides a direct connection to nature; the natural environment becomes the built environment.