Private Villa, Beijing, China

We have been both privileged and delighted to have been able to discover the pride, care and vision of the Client and craftsmen involved in the making of our private house project in Beijing.

Despite distance and the need to communicate through translators, the confirmation that traditional craftsmanship transcends international boundaries was heartening to witness.

Architect’s drawings are universal and with a skilled workforce recognising that Garbers & James’s designs follow and respect discrete material technologies and constructional techniques, it was a pleasure to be actively engaged with the Client and team from concept to fruition.

This scheme, on a constrained city site, opens up spatially through changing levels and calmly integrates culture with nature. The animals and plants were there from the outset in the Client’s mind, or so ours…..

Materials are generic; pure, simple and beautiful timbers, stones, glass and so on.

Our work extended from the overall structure and spacial construction, to detailing all fittings and furniture, as well as the selection of loose furniture.

Our very best wishes extend to our Client for the fair sailing of their home now for the future.