Griffin Enright Architects

Griffin Enright Architects

Los Angeles, CA


Luxe Lake Villas

Luxe Lakes Villas is a community of 58 new residences situated on an island in a new lake in Chengdu, China, in a semi-urban condition. Rethinking the rowhouse typology, each villa is pinched at its center to create new courtyards and sinuous internal pathways with framed views of the natural surroundings. The major axis of the house links the street side with the lake side along a curving spine, and with each shift off the path, a view is framed, or a room with a view is discovered.  The form of the villas results from deformations of this main spine that define public and private spaces. Together, the multiple villa types combine to create a new take on the urban typology, one that is adaptable to a hybrid site with dense housing in an organic framework.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Chengdu, CN
Firm Role: Architect