CBT provided design services for a private residential development in China, which involved the design of 80 custom villas in a gated community located approximately 45 minutes southwest of Downtown Shanghai. CBT is responsible for 12 houses ranging in size from 3,000 to 7,000 square feet.
Each design creates zones for multi-generational living, service quarters, an enclosed Chinese kitchen, and a western style entertaining kitchen within a largely open floor plan. All the designs give careful consideration to the principals of feng shui, ensuring appropriate site placement and the auspicious configuration of rooms, doorways, and furniture. Locally available materials such as concrete, stucco, and tile are combined with glass, metal, and accents of wood to create a distinctly Chinese sensibility.