Foresthills is a rare classic villa on Beijing’s Inner Fourth Ring Road and with a highly appreciated interior space and building design.
To the south of the area, there is a beautiful natural lake and this particular project is located on the slope of the shore and with a well-proportioned interior to maximise the views. The large windows on the southern and westerns side of the lower floor open onto the lake as a back garden.
Wisely, the architect used the height difference between the swimming pool and other activities such as sun-bathing. With the exception of the northern entrance, the other three extend the circle, making it compact.
The owner is a foreign entrepreneur who has his own well-known multinational company. No.090 is used to as a leisure retreat for the householder and his family two or three times a year. He would like to make the house available as an upmarket venue for entertaining valued customers, so the requirement of the overall style needed to be natural, highly-technical and exude a solid, permanent feel.
We designed the main part of the open space for the living room on the first floor and through the reorganising space created a cigar room for when the occupier emerges from a meeting. We also enlarged the restaurant area and service spaces to make the functionality as smooth as practicable.
We added a “Light Gallery” outside on the south side to enjoy the lake view.