This house by Gao Architects is based on a story. According to The Contemporist, "[Gao] associated the urban lyrics, colourfulness and liveliness of the passing trains with a sort of rough design of certain lofts which can imitate the modern way of living with its fusion of different decorative elements."
Because of this angle going into the design, the house takes on this industrial feel. Darker materials are used throughout the abode, including slightly aged and used wood, and the outdoor area contains a set of railway tracks to keep on par with the story of the design. This outdoor section is also based on a Japanese atrium, so it really is a combination of influences here that brought everything together into one cohesive whole.
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