META-Project is a Beijing-based contemporary practice operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism research, exhibition and interior design. They are “interested in what defines the contemporary way of life in the context of increasingly uncontrolled urban conditions, with specific focus on the emergent socio/cultural phenomenon in Asian cities generated by an unprecedented urban transition. At the same time, as a culture platform that spans between architecture and urbanism research, META-Project is actively engaged in worldwide cross-disciplinary collaboration that involve multiple dimensions of the contemporary medium: publication, video, art, network, exhibition, and to develop design strategies for promoting the culture of contemporary city.”

In 2016 the studio completed the Stage of Forest, a triangular platform that overlooks the picturesque Songhua Lake in the Jilin Province of China. The platform sits atop a ski-slope at the edge of the forest, the topographical location allows a panoramic view of both mountains and water. The structure blends rough materiality with sensuous forms, it offers a perfect place to stop and enjoy the panoramic view. The interiors are characterized by red cedar wood panels that reflect the sunshine, creating a rich and warmth atmosphere.


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Photos by Su Shengliang

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