2023 GFD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner – Shenzhen Lakeside Villa | ACE DESIGN

This 6-storey townhouse is located in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, surrounded by lakes and dense forests. It enables owners to take a journey to Shenzhen Bay and the South China Sea right from their front door.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Global Future Design Awards 2023

Shenzhen Lakeside Villa
Private Residential (Built)


Xie Hui

Design Team
Xie Hui, Yan Shali, Zhao Subing, Yang Shuai

Project Location
Shenzhen, China


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Drawing on various artworks of both Chinese and foreign masters of art, the designers mix Eastern elegance or Western aesthetics, Chinese charm or French classics, colourful ink or black and white minimalism, to infuse the space with different artistic spirits, making the space not only skillfully crafted but also rhythmical.

The butterfly art installation is motivated by artist Zhou Li’s “Metamorphosis,” which uses traditional weaving techniques to produce flexible wire in a form that is light and dynamic, like a butterfly escaping from its cocoon and illustrating the tension of rebirth.

The folding screen with the crane pattern on a black background brings the eastern poetry into the corner. People can enjoy the pleasure of ease, comfort and peace with book in hand, while being surrounded by the warmth of daylight and the beauty of the four seasons.

The different staircases, as functional bodies and as artistic installations, mitigate the dullness of the space and allow valuable ventilation into the previously gloomy, one-sided negative floor.

In the 3F’s rest area, the elegantly retro branches and birds, the forest greenery that dots the bed and cabinet, the light that pours in through the gauze curtains …… Every scene in the room is elegantly detailed and vivid, giving a strong life force and unrestrained tension thanks to the mix of oriental and contemporary styles.

“Design is a means of self-discovery and self-expression. Another aspect of inner expression is: Being completely relaxed to perceive the body and mind, to generate emotions, to discover oneself, and to develop empathy with a particular culture .” say the designers.