Dowell Real Estate by Kris Lin International Design: 2018 Best of Year Winner for Sales Center Project

PROJECT NAME Dowell Real Estate
LOCATION Wuhan, China
FIRM Kris Lin International Design
SQ. FT. 1,700 SQF

Water, light, and architecture work in harmony in this sales center by Kris Lin International Design for Dowell Real Estate, a real estate developer in Wuhan, China. At first glance, the entrance could be mistaken for one to a contemporary religious or cultural institution. The grand arrival sequence starts with a large reflecting pool, upon which the 1,700-square-foot building behind appears to float. A 165-foot-long path cuts a swath through the body of water, terminating in a portal of faceted, cream-colored blocks. Its planes soar some five-stories high and fold like origami over the walkway, resulting in a monolithic statement in stone. “The progression is full of a sense of ritual,” Kris Lin states.

Dowell Real Estate by Kris Lin International Design. Photography by Kris Lin.

The water and transparency leitmotif continues inside, thanks to an elevation in clear glass panels. LED strips illuminate vertical coves that swoop down in a curving arc like a waterfall mid cascade. As for the showrooms, where models of Dowell’s upcoming residential projects are displayed to prospective buyers, they are a symphony of marble and diffused light, as serene in countenance as the exterior.

Dowell Real Estate by Kris Lin International Design. Photography by Kris Lin.
Dowell Real Estate by Kris Lin International Design. Photography by Kris Lin.

Project Team: Yang Jiayu.

> See more Best of Year Project Winners from the December 2018 issue of Interior Design

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