Idyll Moment Farm by MDO

MDO’s new project ,Idyll Moment Farm situated in Chengdu, a city known for leisure and idleness,surrounded by pastoral landscapes of fertile fields and dense forests. We take design inspiration from nature – the space is constitutive of landscape and the natural, soft and simple building materials are chosen to encourage visitors to return to the rustic and poetic life. Photography by Zifeng Shi from Pianfang Studio.


The wide-open view harmoniously connects the world inside and outside and extends the whole space to the terrace. In front of the outdoor entrance is sown with a cluster of sunflowers. The door frame frames the external scenery into the house as if it is modern art. The gable-shaped interior roofs originate from traditional architectural elements. The simplicity and continuity of wood grain further blur the boundary between nature and shelter, enabling visitors to moderately perceive the integrity of space.

MDO focus on light and space, hoping visitors can soak up the casual touch of holidaying every day. Designers borrow the idea from local artifacts and materials of the old dwellings in western Sichuan and creatively incorporated them into modern design. The space is decorated with window openings, conical hats, natural wood, and bamboo-plaited articles as a way to relate to residential houses and local crafts in western Sichuan.

Although in different materials, the all-natural color smoothly runs in the space. The rough-hewn utensils, dried branches, and rattan-plaited elements add country quality to the modern space; Curved corners, standing seam roofs, and single-story gables with equal distance give tranquil idyllic charm, encouraging visitors to wander in the pleasure and pure space with the most everyday simplicity.

Project Name|Greentown’s Idyll Moment Farm
Owner |Chengdu Greentown Sichuan Cuisine Town Industrial Co., Ltd.
Client’s Team |Zhefeng Fang, Ziyi Li, Yangxi Liao, Peng Yang, Bo Tian
Project Area| 600m²
Design Team|More Design Office
Design Scope | Interior Design and Home Furnishing Design
Design Director | Justin Bridgland, Jaycee Chui
Lead Designer | Da Gao, Mengmeng Dong
Assistant Designer|Wanyang Song, Shuya Xin, Shuo Huang, Hao Zheng, Yao Ju, Jun Zhu
Completion in July 2022
Photographer|Zifeng Shi from Pianfang Studio

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