Kris Lin - Flying over the water, seamless boundary between architecture and nature
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Flying over the water, seamless boundary between architecture and nature

Kris Lin

Public Space  /  Completed
Kris Lin
Urban development take-off
The project is located at Jiangyin city, Jiangyin city is on the south bank of the Yangtze River, the largest river in China.The site is located on the Yangtze River, next to a city park, and birds are often seen flying over the water.This is an urban renewal project. There are a large number of old factories and old residential communities in this area. A new residential community will be built here, and a civic center will be built in this location.Meanwhile, it will become a landmark building of Jiangyin city.
Flying over the water
This project is an integrated design that combines architecture, interior, landscape. One of the most important design strategies was to create a "seamless boundary" between the building and nature, between the interior and the exterior.The whole design concept revolves around the “flying over the water surface”, introducing the natural elements of the Yangtze River water into the pool landscape.Parts of the building are elevated to solve the problem that the project base area is not big enough.So we can reserve more landscape space in the overhead level for public activities.Meanwhile, the enclosed inner courtyard creates more visual view.
Building structure—— Flying
Looking at the whole building, the design of the structure is like a pair of flying wings, full of power and rhythm. The cantilever structure is adopted, and no column net is seen from the appearance. The exterior material is made of white and gray aluminum plate with beige marble, which makes the geometric shape run through the indoor and outdoor space. Through the turning and interweaving of the body block, the space-sensing air permeability is formed, which weakens the boundary between the inner and outer space, and at the same time creates a different functional space.
Explore the details of the building
Entering the city exhibition hall from the entrance of the building, and stepping up, you will come to the independent multi-functional area. The bottom is raised on stilts, supported by slender steel pipe columns;In some areas, columns fell into the water;There are many other parts of the cantilever structure.These practices eliminate the sense of substance and weight of the structure itself, showing a sense of lightness and buoyancy. The central location of the recreation area is designed as an independent landscape. As a highlight, the central landscape is designed with a back-shaped slope that connects to the lower display area, reflecting the continuity of the space. The multi-functional display areas are interconnected, and the long and narrow spaces have an innate artistic atmosphere and display characteristics.
Symbiosis with water
In the combination of the two major building blocks, the surrounding spatial moving line includes a large area of waterscape, and the designer uses modern landscaping techniques to explore the interaction between architecture, humanities and the environment. The center of the waterscape is designed with a quiet path that runs through the multi-functional display experience area. The mirrored infinity pool on both sides of the trail serves as a unique natural landscape, strengthening the overall relationship between the building and the water symbiosis. The natural water storage steps weakens he height difference between the lake scene and the aisle and shows the rhythm and layering between the spaces.


 Galaxy Group
 1200 mq
 Kris Lin
 Anda Yang


CNAM obtained a master's degree in architectural management from France. In 2001, (KLID) Kris Lin International Design office was founded in Shanghai, dedicated to the field of architectural interior space design. In 2006, he published a collection of his personal works, "KLID vision".

Engaged in professional design for 20 years, has been committed to architectural design, interior design and landscape design of continuous research and innovation. Always adhere to the original, KLID all projects are personally design by Kris Lin. In the international major professional design competition has repeatedly achieved good results. By December 2020, KLID has won 1010global awards.

In the list of A'design award winning designers, I won the third place in the world and the first place in China among more than 4255 domestic and overseas designers and design agencies with A score of 259

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