Rim Architecture Ltd.
was selected (the only Canadian firm chosen out of a group of ten from all
of North America) to design these most prestigious villas in Shanghai. The
selection was based on professional capabilities, credits and the modern
architectural character of the firm.
designs derived from our visit to Shanghai and the character of the subject
property. In Shanghai our attention was drawn to the propensity to include
greenery and still water in the heart of the city. We saw apartments
surrounded by shallow pools and entered via bridges, high-rise offices
emerging from compact forests, streams running through restaurants and the
presence of pocket parks.
It is our
conviction that buildings should, in their forms, materials, textures and
colours relate harmoniously to their natural surroundings. Our design
incorporated an enhanced role for water, just as we saw in Shanghai.
should be like people because they are for people who are individuals. We
designed a group of 6 houses (2 storey on basement floor with a floor are
between 7-10,000 sq.ft.) Each will bear a resemblance to the other, yet
they still retain their individual character and are distinct, like members
of a family.