IDPA Japan Design Award

International Design Pioneer Award
International Design Pioneer Award

Cheng Tou Yue He Li

by Zhanting Tian

Project Description

Project Name: Cheng Tou Yue He Li
Project Location: Wuqing, Tianjin, China
Project Owner: Yongxin Group Executive
Design Team: Lead Designer: Tian Zhanting, Lighting Designer: Zhang Lei, Soft Furnishing Designer: Yan Rong, Product Designer: Wang Yanfei, Construction Drawing Specialist: Wang Xiaoxuan, Rendering Specialist: An Yida, Project Manager: Niu Zongzhen
When designing this project, our goal was to create a living space that integrates three generations, addressing the aesthetic needs and lifestyle integration of people from different eras. We adopted a modern minimalist style, focusing on human-centric design, and pursuing commonality while accommodating differences.
In terms of spatial layout, we incorporated Suzhou garden design techniques as the entryway design, creating a small foyer space that allows people to pause and experience the transition between indoors and outdoors. At the interior corners, we designed a multifunctional living room with an area of 50 square meters. Through an open layout and ample natural light, the entire space feels open and bright. To balance privacy and shared space needs, we divided the living room from other areas, creating a space that offers intimacy while satisfying social needs.
Regarding color and material selection, we primarily used darker tones to create a natural and cozy atmosphere. For the color scheme of the hard furnishings, considering the overall preferences of the male homeowner and children, we chose neutral colors such as deep wood and gray to create a mature yet modern ambiance. In terms of design details, we incorporated smoked oak large-format textured stone to highlight a sense of nature and era, adding a unique texture to the space. Additionally, the dining area features a wooden ceiling, emphasizing the concept of returning to nature and creating a warm and pleasant dining environment. The kitchen and dining area received special consideration in the design. We equipped the space with both a traditional Chinese kitchen and an open-plan Western kitchen, allowing the homeowners and family members to meet their cooking needs in different scenarios. The Chinese kitchen is equipped with a traditional round dining table, providing a space for sharing meals.
In terms of staircase design, we adopted a floating staircase design that subtly showcases the visual effect of the space. We focused on maintaining an open staircase design to avoid crowding the space and seamlessly connect it with the functions on the second floor. This design not only enhances the aesthetics of the space but also increases the comfort and flow of the staircase area.
Overall, the design of this project aims to provide a harmonious living space for three generations. Through careful spatial layout, appropriate color and material selection, and special considerations for the kitchen, dining area, and staircase design, we strive to create a comfortable, modern, and nature-integrated living environment, allowing residents to enjoy the wonderful experience of spending time with their families.

Zhanting Tian

Director of Creative Design: Tian Zhanting
Tian Zhanting is a seasoned professional in the field of design, with 15 years of experience. He graduated from Hebei University, becoming one of the industry's leading figures. As a Senior Interior Designer affiliated with the International Association of Architectural Decoration, Tian Zhanting has gained widespread recognition for his creativity and talent in the design industry.
His outstanding achievements have been acknowledged in numerous prestigious design exhibitions. At the 10th China International Building Decoration and Design Art Expo, he was awarded the Top 10 Most Original Designer (Residential Space category) for the years 2015-2016. Subsequently, at the 11th China International Building Decoration and Design Art Expo, he was nominated for the Top 10 Influential Designer Award (Residential Space category) for the years 2016-2017. He also received the prestigious China Architectural Decoration Industry's Most Original Designer Award (Luxury Villa category) for the years 2017-2018 at the 13th International Building Decoration and Design Art Expo. Furthermore, he was honored with the title of Asia-Pacific Designer of the Year in 2019, further solidifying his distinguished position in the industry. Tian Zhanting's exceptional talent and dedication have earned him numerous honors and awards throughout his career. He was recognized as one of the Top 10 Influential Designers at the China International Building Decoration and Design Art Expo from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, he received the prestigious Asia-Pacific Designer of the Year award. His influence and impact were further acknowledged when he won the Most Influential Designer Award at the 2020 Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Designer Competition. In 2021, he achieved the Silver Award at the IDPA AWARD International Pioneer Design Competition.
Tian Zhanting's commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident through his pursuit of advanced studies and participation in architectural exchange programs. His experiences at the University of Tokyo, Kume Design, and the Ando Tadao Office have enriched his understanding of architecture and inspired his creative approach.
Tian Zhanting possesses a unique design style, showcasing exceptional creativity and craftsmanship in his works. He excels in various styles including French classical, Southeast Asian, new Chinese style, classical Chinese style, modern minimalist, and Nordic style. His portfolio includes remarkable projects such as Haiyi Wangshu, Fuli Jinmenhu, Fortune Mansion, Beijing Courtyard, Yuanyang Tianzhu Chunqiu, Wuzheng Zhengxin Rongyuan, Chengtou Yuehelou, Taian Road No.3 Courtyard, Fukang Road No.1, and Hongham Ling Shijun.
With his professionalism, unique design concepts, and attention to detail, Tian Zhanting has earned accolades from his clients. He is dedicated to creating personalized, exquisite, and comfortable spaces, bringing unique charm and value to each project. Whether in the commercial or residential field, Tian Zhanting provides clients with exceptional creativity and design expertise, making him a highly respected figure in the industry.
Tian Zhanting continues to lead the way in the design industry, driving innovation and shaping its future with his professional competence and visionary approach.

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