Xi'an Fangsuo Commune

LSD Interior Design

The origin of Xi'an Fangsuo Commune is a single commercial complex building characterized by complication and diversity. In the design, we reconstruct the interior and exterior of the building to re-establish the relationship of every part of the urban city as well as the relationship between human and reading. It has a total area of 5,000 sq m and was completed on August 31, 2020. The polyboards employed in the outdoor part have refined the gross and appearance of the early Barbican and reshaped its surface in a bid to call for the return of the spirit of the Barbican. In the interior part, the nest relation among the city walls, lanes and roads in combination with the use of different spaces give the design logic by means of an overall spatial planning. The building is an east-west rectangular space with main axis formed by interconnecting the east-west main entrances and the pedestrian circulation. The sacred "East Building" space corresponding to oriental cultures, and the "West Building" space corresponding to Western culture and with attributes of community and neighborhood stand respectively on the east and west sides in combination with internal functions and site conditions of Fangsuo Commune. In the middle of project axis where east and west intersect, a "square" space with square and interactive attributes is set up blending Oriental and Western cultures.