The Blockhouse is located in the forest of Laoshan, near the city of Nanjing (China). It is a part of the CIPEA (China International Architectural Expo), where a group of internationally renowned architects were invited to build four public buildings and 20 homes. This project is also known as the house number 4.
The building has a rather rotund volumes, because it is a prism of four floors with the presence of a giant white furniture within this impressive landscape. Actually, what we see from outside is a terrace on each floor, leaving a narrow horizontal strip to the next. This geometry works as a second skin that provides more protection for the house.
The house has an open space on the ground floor, which serves as living room, kitchen and dining room. Then we find the bathroom and the elevator on the other side of the house. On the upper floors there are two bedrooms. The roof features a swimming pool and jacuzzi, which make this home a truly relaxing place.