Shishang is an award-winning
architecture and design studio
based in Beijing, China

Claire’s Dreamhouse

Claire and Larry are a young couple working in finance. They live with their 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. Claire is a loyal reader of “AD Magazine” and while reading past issues fell in love with the residential designs by the architect Lea Chen (Xuan). She said: “I felt that the homes designed by her have no sense of boundary in the use of materials, there is a lot of space for exploration, and she has a distinct artistic style.” So when Claire’s family of four decided to move to a 1,100-square-meter villa, she directly dialed the number of Chen Xuan’s studio … Now, after nearly three years, the villa has been renovated, and Claire and her family have moved into their dream house happily.

Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud