And pure white snow in winter
It is very difficult to be calm all the time, not to mention people who live in modern society and are often chased by time. Most of the time, people are too busy to remember their own hearts. This loss of self is driven by the worldly conditions. Lose heart when writing and be busy in reading. When people are surrounded by things beyond their power in a quiet place, most of them will return to their original minds. The mountain, the sea and the forest are the representatives.
The purpose of our design is to build courtyards and buildings in the interior space.Like nature's own functions, it can soothe people's minds and guide people into the space of inner peace. This is (inner peace pavilion)
"無心归大道”意思是说，只要一直保持 无心 的状态，大道就自然而然的打开无心并不是没有心的意思，也不是空白的状态，是舍弃想尽办法编造挑三拣四或者想要领悟的算计，这样的状态下，心可以自由自在地活动。如 庭院里吹来了一阵风时人们会感到一阵凉意吧觉得无条件地捕捉到人生最大的幸福的心就是（無心）。
“Inner peace leads to the great path” means that as long as you keep inner peace, the way to great path will be showed in front of you. Inner peace refers to abandoning making up, picking and choosing, or calculating, instead of without heart or a blank state. In such a state, the heart can move freely. For example, people will feel cool if there is a gust of wind in the courtyard. The greatest happiness in life is (inner peace).
Here, forgetting of the noise of the outside street can switch the mental distance and time. The process of raking sand is equivalent to cleaning up people’s mind.
In addition, the two teahouses and the doorway are designed that people can have different views from the room. And the design of courtyard was with reference to the height of the sight line.
If the space is compared to the adult body, then the design is to let it wear clothes. Just like wearing different clothes and the mood will be different, people’s mind will change according to different space.
Start to design from a deep understanding of the state of mind. So, our design was not start from the shape, but tried to design an atmosphere that is consistent with the space. Quiet, elegant and peace are not used to describe things with shape, but to describe an atmosphere.
We hope that this space can help people who have lost interest in life get heart returned. Let people’s feelings which hide deeply in their hearts return to tranquil places.
With the desire to build a space with such functions, I named this place (inner peace pavilion). I am sure that if people have the freedom to appreciate the tiny things around them, they will meet the original self for the first time.
Project name: Yuanzhong Zhanhe
Project location: Fuzhou, Fujian
Design unit: East to West Design & Yuanzhong Zhanhe
Design area: 130 square meters
Photographer: Wu Yongchang
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