atelier zhang lei is a small architecture studio based in the nanjing, china. the firm has completed a number
of buildings in the nanjing area and in many other major chinese cities. one of their most recent works is
a residential structure in nanjing called ‘slit house’. this minimal home has a distinct look that recalls
contemporary japanese architecture with a twist. the home is built using a concrete exterior, which has
been poured to give it a distinct texture that is meant to coordinate with the neighbouring brick homes.
the home takes its name from the fracture that divides the front and the back sections of the structure.
this fracture is indented with a completely glassed in section that fills the interior with light. the kitchen
and two-story living area are on the bottom floor, while the bedrooms are located on the main floor.
the attic on the top floor is used as a library and reading room.
atelier zhang lei on world-architects.com