The site is located in a special border area between the city center and the suburbs, around the 5th ring in Beijing, China. It's also an industrial block which has plenty of red brick warehouses that supported the Spinning Era in the 1960s. It is undergoing various renovations to a new commercial area, and our project is to renovate one of them. The clients already own a relatively small shop in the city center, which sells beverages made only from organic plants. They are undergoing an extension of their business which not only sells beverages but every prospect of healthy food, so they have bought one of the red brick warehouses as the main studio+food bar, and have asked us to design it. A two storey building was requested, including a food lab, dining space, sales space, workshop area, a gallery for the artists working in the team, office zone, and a greenhouse. Inspired by the clients' strong interests in natural ecosystems, including lots of plants in the greenhouse, we have tried to actively introduce the outdoor space into the indoor space. As part of a retail area, it's important to display a popular and busy atmosphere inside to be seen from the outside to attract more guests. Therefore, we have designed our project according to the 8 rules below. All of these rules have a multiple perspective, so that the resulting space is as emotional as possible. With the consideration of the layout for various functions, the optimized spatial quality is designed to coordinate with the exterior environment. The lab and retail space, which are expected to attract daily customers, are allocated in the north side of the 1st floor plan. They are visually recognized from either the street or the interior. The warm-house, whose sunlight exposure and soil management need to be seriously thought of is allocated in the south side in order to gain enough sunlight. The art pieces displayed in the gallery are placed with the glass next to the street on the northside of the 2nd floor, avoiding direct sunlight. And on the southwest side of the 2nd floor, a workshop space for private gathering is set. The building is also an experiment that is trying to study a mixed publicity and privacy condition. The customer traffic flow is blended from exterior to interior space, bringing the transforming resolution between publicity and privacy. Follow the up-lifting staircase and walk to the terrace on top, the view of Beijing's skyscrapers construct the environmental urban sense for the sub-urban area building. Through inserting a different element, ie. the nature out of the dense urban environment, it is believed that individual private spiritual motion gains the opportunity to be freed and released.
JG PHOENIX recently completed a new restaurant in Shantou City, Guangdong, China. "The client and I are friends for many years. He has been involved in catering industry for decades and often recalls people's simple pursuit of the taste of food back to the late 1980s and the early 1990s. The taste of food in our memory is common and intimate, which inspired me in the design. For post-80s generation, home in memory is usually associated with terrazzo floor, old wooden furniture, black-and-white photos, old-style radio bathed in sunlight at dusk, and the aroma spreading from kitchen...Those simple scenes gradually came into our mind as conceiving the design. I believe that space is a place for emotional attachment. For this project, I tried to incorporate past memories and the client's understandings of taste into the design, and return to simplicity." The chief designer Ye Hui said. Based on analysis of the original spatial structures, JG PHOENIX identified that the key of the design was to connect the four above-ground floors with the underground space. Considering functional demands and the laws of natural light, the design team intended to break the clear boundary of each floor and set staggering ceiling heights, so that every floor can interpenetrate and integrate with the upper and lower storeys, hence broadening the field of view. In addition, large areas of French windows and translucent materials introduce natural light while ensuring privacy to some extent. The waiting area on 1F is a double-height space. The designers removed the original floor slab above this area, and at the same time preserved the main beam, on which the artwork "Naughty Cat" created by artist Chou is placed. The artwork interacts with the reception desk, and enlivens the spatial atmosphere. Terrazzo boards are applied to large areas of the space. White tableware is put on brass panels in an orderly manner, which extends the space visually. The glass brick wall on 2F is embedded into the beam structure, bringing in light whilst ensuring privacy of the space. The human figure sculptures wearing Chinese tunic suit hold head high, seeming to tell people the positive living attitude in the past. Opposite to the sculptures are 64 orderly-arranged pieces of kitchen ware. Made in Indonesia, those old kitchen utensils not only imply the "overseas Chinese" culture of Chaoshan area, but also carry overseas Chaoshan people's longing for hometown cuisine. In a private dining room on the first floor, the design team added a frame to the existing beam. François-Xavier Lalanne's artwork "Singe attentif" squats in the frame and overlooks the sky, echoing the past scene where kids sat on old threshold and imaged what they hoped to be when growing up. The seating area extends the air-faced concrete wall and inherits the plain texture, which forms contrast with the wall featuring wood cladding. The designers hoped to show the passage and trace of time via changes of material textures. 3F accommodates several private dining rooms. A functional box composed of about 1,000 walnut wood bricks erects at the entrance area, and supports the white wall above. The dining area is double-height, showing strong visual contrast with the tea drinking area that has a low ceiling. The change of materials defines the boundaries between different areas. The designers didn't adopt unified surfaces clad in same materials, but instead created diversified structural sections to enrich the space. Public passages are unified by gray terrazzo, which is an element frequently used within the entire space. Black handrails and steel panels with archaized grain convey the message about the passage of time. Like the connection point in a time tunnel, the grid-like glass wall generates illusionary visual effects. Several swallow-like artworks created by artist Zhou are set right beneath the ceiling of the passage, seeming to fly to the outside world. The underground dining area adopts dim lighting and point sources of light, to create a cosy, serene atmosphere. The colour of light on the mezzanine is full of changes, adding a mysterious ambience and appeal to the dim space. The reflective stainless steel visually elevates the low ceiling of the underground floor, hence alleviating the oppressive feeling in the space. The walnut-wood screen separates the routes of light, and generates changes of light and shadows.
HEYTEA LAB GUANGZHOU
Since 2018, HEYTEA's young and cool DNA has been going deep into consumers' minds through working with different designers to give each of its stores a distinctive image. Currently, the brand is continually exploring new themes and design styles for its new stores, with a view to opening up new possibilities to revitalize traditional Chinese tea culture. The project is the first HEYTEA LAB store in Guangzhou, situated at Parc Central, a luxury mall in the heart of the CBD. "HEYTEA LAB" is the brand's flagship store with presence in China's first-tier cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen and of course Guangzhou. Taking tea-drinking spaces as the medium, it aims to strengthen the connection with local culture and share the brand's story with young people. Across the road from Parc Central is an open old community built in the 1990s. The site is a place where the leisurely lifestyle of the old neighborhood and the fast pace of modern urban life merge. Guangzhou is well-known for its tea-drinking culture, and tea houses everywhere in the city have become a carrier that embodies the locals' life philosophy. Gathering with friends to enjoy a cup of tea and dim sum in a carefree mood has long been a norm in the local people's daily life. Taking cues from the local culture and leisurely lifestyle, the design team identified "tea house" as the theme of this store, and focused on creating a cozy yet intimate space which allows customers to spend time there. The space is dominated by white and natural wood hue, with the double-height glass curtain wall bringing in ample daylight. Both the improved tile floorings and the two kinds of bespoke handmade bricks on walls draw inspiration from traditional Cantonese architectures. They are replications of traditional materials and craftsmanship based on contemporary design, and at the same time integrate exquisite and austere textures. The door opening references the common form of doors and windows in traditional local arcade buildings, with its darkcolored decorative lines highlighting the "mark" of local buildings. The furniture is characterized by classical forms prevailing in the 1980s and 1990s. The metal chair legs, wood-grain veneers and artificial leather backrest feature typical Southeast-Asian style and carry the local people's childhood memory. In addition, famous Cantonese idioms about tea drinking such as "One cup accompanied by two pieces" and "Drink a cup of tea and have some dim sum" are added onto walls, functioning as adornments while also resonating with local young people. Besides the bar counter that serves basic tea drinks on the first floor, there is a TEA GEEK LAB and a dessert counter on 2F. In addition, "HEYTEA Department Store", an area selling the brand's derivatives such as tote bags and cups is also set in the space. The two-storey space occupies an area of about 350 square meters. The space on the first floor is very limited, which needs to accommodate not only the kitchen, bar counter but also the staircase and a certain number of seats. The ceiling is 9.7 meters high, so a conventional "Z"-shaped staircase may cause unpleasant experiences due to too many zigzags. Besides, it may take up too much space on the first floor, leaving little area for arranging seats. Based on those considerations, the design team took advantage of the height difference between the kitchen and the ceiling of the first floor, and eventually created an irregular staircase. In summer afternoon, the staircase provides an ideal setting for taking photos. The brand logo and the art installation "Hello Guangzhou" are respectively set on the walls in the stairwell, creating diverse and fun experiences for customers as they walk up and down stairs. The art installation features an exquisite and retro-style form, and shows varying visual effects via the triangular-prism-shaped structures of old-style signboards. Names of HEYTEA's popular tea drinks are presented on the revolving structures, which simulate the appearance of dim sum panels used for taking orders in traditional local tea houses and help to enhance the image of this landmark HEYTEA store in Guangzhou. HEYTEA DEPARTMET STORE，i.e. the area selling the brand's derivatives, is placed at the foyer close to the street. It makes full use of the space under the stairs, and forms a small semi-enclosed area via the shelf and island counter, thereby generating a retailing atmosphere. Centering on the theme "tea house", the design team reinterpreted iconic elements of traditional tea houses such as cart and steamer, to create storytelling scenes.
YUANPING MEIJING BOOKSTORE
The project is a bookstore located at the intersection of Bohai Road and Yanshan Street in Renqiu city, China. Situated in the central area of Hebei Province, Renqiu is within the Capital Economic Circle and the Bohai Economic Rim. The building where the bookstore is set has 24 floors in total, with 1F-5F serving as a mall, 6F-18F occupied by a hotel, and the remaining floors above used as workspaces. The occupancy rate and operation of the hotel have been satisfactory, but the performance of the commercial space beneath was poor. As we first met, the client was unsure on how to transform such a commercial space. However, we saw the company's determination in making a holistic adjustment and change to reactivate the entire mall and show the market with a brand-new image. After several meetings, we thoroughly analyzed the existing business types such as retail, catering and recreation in the mall, and decided to remove the floors and business formats that were not performing well while inserting new types of business into it. On the other hand those commercial forms that are performing well such as catering were retained or slightly renewed. The client hoped us to reshape the space with minimum investment and cost. Firstly, we embedded a bookstore into the space of two atriums. It links up the 1F and 2F floors through different levels of stairs, hence forming a vertical circulation route to walk around and explore between both atriums while creating rich, playful visual effects and experiences within the limited space. At the same time, we reorganized the circulation route of the entire mall to enhance its accessibility and functionality. The 2nd floor was originally a children's playground, which was redesigned and upgraded on the premise of retaining its original entertainment functions. For the 3rd and 4th floor, the catering space, which had been performing well, was retained. The banquet hall on 5F was reserved as well. However, there was no escalator directly connecting 4F and 5F, which could be merely reached by fire emergency stairs. This could easily cause congestion when crowds gather during a banquet, so the client asked for a direct vertical route that can leads to 5F. Based on analysis, we decided to add an aerial staircase above the atrium. It perfectly solved the problem, at the same time enhanced the sense of layering and structure of the space. With regard to the idea of inserting a bookstore into the atriums as the core of the mall, there were different opinions among parties involved in the project at the beginning. The common consensus was that bookstores were hardly profitable and there were certain operational risks after investing a lot into them. However, we thought that the bookstore should not only be viewed from the perspective of profitability, as it can have certain spiritual and cultural attributes. This bookstore can even be an extension of a city or a community, and become a space that carries the memory of the local people. From a commercial point of view, we believe that it can also create possibilities for inserting new business types into the mall as well as divert customer flow to its surrounding commercial spaces, hence enhancing the integration, relevance and cultural ambience of the entire mall. Since the whole shopping mall is a private-owned property owned by the client, the significance of the bookstore should not merely be measured by the profitability of itself, but also by the coordination and balance of the overall commercial layout of the mall. Meanwhile, we agreed with the client's proposal that spatial appropriation, scale and cost should be allocated and controlled in a reasonable manner. After several rounds of discussions, the client decided to allocate two of the daylighting atrium spaces for the bookstore. We took the bookstore as the core of the first floor space and linked up the lobby bar, cafeteria, children's reading area, multifunctional exhibition hall, new-style Chinese restaurants and other related types of business in the mall. Originally, the atriums and corridors were in an open state, but considering that the newly inserted bookstore requires a quiet atmosphere, we used polycarbonate panels to envelope the space to prevent interference from surrounding spaces. Meanwhile, with a view to avoiding the oppressive feeling and sense of monotony caused by the isolation, we made some changes and adjustments to the form and segmentation of the envelope. The atriums are topped with a perforated aluminum ceiling, which filters sunlight, hence enriching light and shadows as well as ambience within the space.
EXPERIENTIAL HALL IN SHANGHAI
The project is situated within a Victorian building constructed in the last century in Shanghai. Over the years the old house has witnessed the changes of Julu Road where it sits, while time has given it a sense of history distinguished from the surrounding built environment. Fritz Hansen, a Danish furniture brand that boasts a history of more than 140 years, gives the building new life, and injects vitality into the architectural space by bringing in daily dining and leisure scenes as well as creating a living atmosphere. Fritz Hansen has been collaborating with exceptional designers across the world, and has worked out a great many simplistic, artistic and quality products. As approaching the project, the design firm HONG Designworks applied the brand's classical styles to the design of the second and third floors, thereby producing a space that's simplistic, stylish and artistic. In addition, Fritz Hansen furniture is brought into the space to create different scenes and ambiences. In this way, every detail is well-crafted, and each area takes on a distinctive style. Furniture of different styles is matched with distinct private dining rooms, which opens up a wonderful food journey together with the simple and artistic atmosphere. The design referenced the classic building structures of the old house. The designers tried to restore the wooden structures that had been damaged, to reproduce the characteristics of the old building and carry the traces of time in the space. Besides, wooden structures are highlighted along different circulation routes. While restoring the interior wooden roof, the design also ensured its energy-saving and thermal insulation properties and aesthetic appearance. Transitional spaces were created to separate yet connect different functional areas, thereby enhanced the sense of layering for the space and perfectly solved the problem of electromechanical equipment and pipeline exposure Iron-carved embellishments retained from the old house were restored and turned into staircase handrails. The structures generate charming shadows via the interaction with light, and produce a peaceful, calming ambience. The project aims to create new immersive one-stop shopping experiences. The design team hoped that customers could experience the furniture in real scenes, and provided them with an array of choices and differentiated feelings through sorts of scene creation. Victorian elements are noticeable from details. The hardwood floor and carpets featuring diverse patterns incubate varying atmosphere at different areas. Adornments and nature are merged, as plants and saleable artworks and furnishings can be seen everywhere within the space. The tea room provides a perfect place for friends to gather and enjoy a cup of tea, while the cigar bar and club allow people to appreciate the charm of western leisure and recreational activities. This space enables people to review the past of the century-old building, perceive the mutual complementation between the architecture and the time-honored brand and enjoy all the pleasure it offers. Fritz Hansen is not only a furniture brand, but also represents a lifestyle defined by daily habits that go deep in people's mind. In this space, diversified experiences brought by food, entertainment and furniture define a new lifestyle, which offers a destination to people who enjoy life, pursue quality and desire to try new things.
GEMDALE · CASA OIA SALES CENTER
The design utilizes light to reveal the complexity and diversity of the space and to create a unique narrative of fluidity. The project is a property sales center located in Beihai, Guangxi, China. As one of the starting points of the Maritime Silk Road, Beihai has been witnessing the fusion and collision between Oriental and Western cultures, which add a sense of mystery to ancient roads. The design takes inspiration from local environment and cultural context, and at the same time extracts unique elements of mountain and sea, thereby creating a poetic space that resonates with users. The design abstracts flowing ripples on the sea, and incorporates the form of sea water into the space via the rich changes of light and shadows. Visitors are encouraged to capture the moments where water surface ripples and to think about changes in life. Without a fixed form, light produces an artistic atmosphere, and runs through edges and corners of the space in a natural manner. Mountains are enclosed by light, and the sea seems to be very close. Spatial expressions stimulate reflection and exploration, hence enhance the charm of the space. Nature endows all things with a changing form. The project adopts minimalist design languages to narrate the rolling form of sea waves and translates it into an art installation, which shows dramatic visual effects and seems to shack off the shackles of spatial boundary. The imagination about mountain and sea is the design thread that runs through the entire space. Light shines on rocks, and is refracted and extended by glass. Starting with infinite imagination, the project explores the real color of life. The design extracts the simplistic and pure essence of deepsea coral, to integrate the space with nature and awaken the true self.
Leña는 육류에 중점을 둔 스테이크하우스로 구이, 훈제 등의 다양한 조리법은 레스토랑 디자인의 영감이 되었다. Astet 스튜디오는 불과 돌, 나무 등 원시적인 재료의 본질을 소중히 여겨 공간 안에 새롭게 풀어냈다. 장작, 질감, 시간의 흐름, 유기적인 연결은 이번 프로젝트의 이념을 형성했고, 이는 완전히 다른 환경과 다채로운 경험을 만들어냈다. 블랙은 고기와 음식의 색깔을 강조할 수 있는 가장 좋은 배경이 되어준다. 강렬한 제트 블랙은 모든 공간에 존재하며 벽, 천장, 바닥, 그리고 가구까지 뒤덮여 있다. 필요에 따라 밝은, 혹은 더욱더 짙은 컬러 팔레트를 활용한 스튜디오는 텍스처와의 대조를 통해 장작이 가지고 있는 무궁무진한 다양성을 선보였다. 레스토랑 안에는 자연이 존재한다. 자연은 공간 안에 있는 모든 요소들을 형성하며 유기성을 만들어낸다. 서로 다른 높이로 돌출된 재목(材木)의 부드러운 선은 잘린 통나무의 고리를 닮았고, 희미하게 반짝이는 조명 빛은 각각의 고리에 불이 붙은 듯한 느낌을 자아낸다. 그림자는 볼륨을 정의하며 내부에 잠재되어 있는 호기심을 불러일으킨다. 암석 또한 불을 발생시키는 원시적인 재료로 날 것 그대로 배치돼 어둠 속에서 두드러진 존재감을 나타낸다. 레스토랑에 설치된 투명한 유리는 Leña를 위해 스튜디오가 독점으로 제작했다. 또 다른 형태의 유리와 번갈아가며 사용, 황금빛 톤과 피라미드의 질감이 느껴지게끔 디자인해 시각적인 즐거움을 선사한다. 내부는 개방형으로 분포되어 있고, 각 좌석마다 서로 다른 뉘앙스와 색상, 질감을 보여주며 독특한 분위기를 형성한다. 소의 모습을 예술적으로 담은 사진은 레스토랑 곳곳에 배치되어 이곳이 고기를 즐기기 위한 공간임을 상기한다.
BOON RAWD BREWERY HEADQUARTERS
Boon Rawd Brewery는 태국 최초의 맥주 '싱하(Singha)'를 생산하는 회사다. 회사의 새로운 사무실은 그들이 운영하는 사업 특성에서 영감을 얻어 설계됐다. 'Singha DNA'와 '전설이 혁신을만났을 때'라는 키워드에 태국 문화의 정체성을 가미한 디자인 미학으로 회사의 독특한 특성을 표현한 인테리어 디자인을 완성했다. 회사의 사무실은 빌딩 내 3개의 층으로 구성했다. 내부의 전체적인 콘셉트는 회사가 1931년부터 지속적으로 지켜온 물의 흐름이라는 정체성을 바탕으로 정해졌다. 물의 흐름이 공간의 흐름과 어우러지도록 채택된 색상인 골드, 그레이, 블랙이 전통적인태국 스타일의 품위있는 느낌을 자아낸다. 공간은 34층으로부터 시작된다. 이곳은 방문객을 맞이하기 위한 공용층으로 지정되어 있으며,회의 공간과 직원들의 공간을 함께 갖추고 있다. 처음 정문으로 들어서는 이들이 화려한 분위기를 느낄 수 있도록 그레이시한 블랙 배경에 물결치는 독특한 리셉션 데스크, 스테인리스 스틸의감촉, 반사되는 빛과 그림자 등으로 심오한 디자인을 보여준다. 기존 7m 높이였던 공간은 역동적인 흐름을 만들어내며 로비에서 서브 미팅룸으로, 그리고 공동 작업공간, 메인 미팅룸까지 이어진다. 34층의 천장은 물의 흐름이라는 동적 이동 효과를 표현하기 위해 대각선과 곡선의 라인조명을 사용했다. 면적별 사용량을 고려해 만든 메자닌으로 구성한 수직 공간은 사용자들의 다양한 활용을 지원할 수 있었고, 단일 수평 공간보다 더 많은 활동과 협력을 가능케 한다. The continuous, flowing water is our main concept todefine the direction and create a new central space forthe organization. Because of the existing 7-meter highempty space, it allows the designer to add the mezzanineto create the dimension and a vertical space, to supportmore users. This also can initiatemore activities, andcooperation than a single horizontal space. The designerhas twisted the mezzanine floor plan to build an intimate,harmonious feeling. To this end, forms and materials arecrucial to create an effect. Synthetic stones are molded tocreate the moving, seamless, ergonomic design whichcontinuously and unitedly connect the seating area to theedge of the mezzanine. Singha Stadium과 나선형의 River wave는 메자닌으로 연결되는 계단이다. 많은 임직원이 사용하는 Singha Stadium은 내구성이 우수한 합성 스톤으로 구성해 사내 경기장의 역할까지도 수행할 수 있으며, 직원들은 계단에 걸터앉아 간단한 회의를 하거나 대화할수 있는 커뮤니케이션의 공간으로도 사용한다. 한편,친환경성을 강조하기 위해 우드 소재로 구성한 나선형계단 River Wave는 스톤으로 이루어진 전체 공간 안에서 기분 좋은 울림을 준다. River Wave 주변에는 물의표면처럼 역동적인 느낌을 주고자 금, 은, 청동 스테인리스 장식물을 전시했다. Wanting guests to feel the success of the Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd. and honored at the same time, the designer hasdirected the Modern Contemporary style with the color tones, and materials that display simple yet luxurious designcomponents. Moreover, the higher floor-to-ceiling space creates the grand and magnificent, fully open-view space. From afamily business, the company is unique in a certain way. Therefore, the design has accompanied the warm, cozy,residential touch. There are several reception areas, the 22-seat dining room for the Page 4 of 4 family, the 40-seatexecutive meeting room, and the top executive offices. All these have leveraged the place to be much more than an office. When in the reception, the guests encounter the"Hanuman Karb Sorn" sculpture wall, Boon Rawd originalsymbol. The material used is a large black unpolishedmarble carved with high and low relief techniques tocreate dimension, and lighting and shadow effects yetreflects the contemporary Thai design all in one. Theflooring is one seamless marble floor which is definitelyluxurious yet humble enough to go with simplicity of thefurniture, and to the end result, unleashing the beauty ofall collections as if the place is an art gallery with thegoing on Singha story and history. 41층은 각 CEO의 개인 공간, 임원 휴게실, 이사회실, 거실과 그랜드 다이닝룸으로 구성된 임원을 위한 층이다.리셉션으로 입장하면 Boon Rawd의 오리지널리티를상징하는 조각 벽과 마주하게 된다. 대리석 바닥과 가구들의 심플함이 어우러지며 아트 갤러리같은 느낌을 자아낸다. Boon Rawd Brewery Headquarters는 태국이라는 나라의 정체성과 브랜드를 상징하는 '물'과 '싱하맥주'를 동시에 반영한 현대적인 인테리어로 디자인됐으며, 환경친화적인 자재의 활용을 통해 세계적 기업의사회적인 책임감까지 보여주는 프로젝트라 할 수 있다.
Koi Restaurant은 대서양의 한가운데 떠 있는 포르투갈의 섬, Ponta Delgada의 Azoris 호텔에 위치한다. 2004년 문을 열어 어느덧 10년을 훌쩍 넘긴 레스토랑은 전체적인 리노베이션과 새로운 콘셉트로의 변화를 필요로 했고, 이에 포르투갈의 젊고 감각적인 건축사사무소 box: arquitectos를 찾았다. Koi Restaurant은 연못이 딸린 Azoris 호텔의 중앙 정원에 인접해 있으며, 연못과 그곳에 살고 있는 잉어(Koi)가 레스토랑의 모티프가 되었다. Inserted in a hotel unit, in Ponta Delgada, the restaurant in open since 2004, already presented some need for revitalization, despite the predominant relation with the central courtyard of the hotel, characterized by its garden of strong oriental inspiration and its mirror of water inhabited by carp [KOI]. It will be the strong relation of this space with the mentioned garden, which presents itself as the project's generating idea, bringing the garden to the interior of the restaurant, implying a total permeability of the spaces, interior and exterior, emphasizing the spaciousness and brightness that define the space. The restaurant is characterized as an interior garden, an integral part of the exterior, mirroring the same symbolism and balance, with the presence of vegetation that flows through the ceilings, in line with the various moments of artificial lighting with scenic effect, and the acoustic panels that, in addition to their primary function, assume the carp form: symbol of prosperity, longevity and fertility. 기다란 형태의 평면으로 이루어진 레스토랑은 정원을 향하는 방향으로 넓은 통유리창을 내 외부 공간으로 열려있는 듯, 혹은 내외부의 경계가 없는 듯 느껴지도록 했다. 밝은 자연광이 들어오는 내부 공간은 밝은 컬러로 마감했으며, 레스토랑 내부에서도 푸른 외부 정원과 연결되는 느낌을 주기 위해 곳곳에 그린 컬러를 활용했고, 천장 조명에는 인조 식물을 늘어뜨렸다.
SUI HAN SAN YOU RESTAURANT
The project is an upscale restaurant serving private home-style cuisine, which is located in Shantou, China, designed by JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION. In traditional Chinese culture, pine, bamboo and plum blossom are known as "Sui Han San You (Three Friends of Winter)", because they do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants. Coincidentally, the restaurant was set up by three friends. So the client choose "Sui Han San You" as the name of the restaurant, giving it an artistic charm. The interior design was approached based on such background. It's a two-storey space, with a high ceiling on the first floor, which is a great advantage. JINGU PHOENIX adopted Tangstyle wooden structures, beams and columns to construct the architectural framework, and utilized austere materials to create a magnificent elegance within the space. Water is a key element of traditional Chinese landscape design, which reflects the pursuit of natural interest. At the entrance, a long sloping corridor creates a sense of occasion. And a walnut column rises out from the waterscape, supporting the ceiling. Besides, it is connected with a desk surface, together constituting a geometric shape and functioning as a reception desk in the foyer. Large areas of wooden screens separate the entrance area, presenting the contrast and integration of solidness and void. The reception area at the lobby features a combination of Tang-style writing desk and bookcase, with the fragrance of books and an artistic ambience permeating the space. Making smart use of the height of the original space, the designers added a wooden structure to the ceiling, so as to lower the height of this area, eliminate the sense of distance from guests, and achieve the harmony and contrast of spatial proportions. Architectures in Tang dynasty are characterized by perfect integration of strength and beauty as well as balance between rigor and magnificence. Such features were incorporated into the design of passages, where walnut columns were orderly arranged at the sides and linked to the ceiling. The design team adopted a minimalist style to interpret the mutual complementation between the parts and the whole. Based on a central symmetrical axis, they turned the complicated into simplistic, and used modern techniques and expressions to reshape the beauty of interior structures. In the VIP rooms, walnut columns partly finished with brass support the architecture, and light gray stone bricks constitute the wall. Such designs produce a tranquil, peaceful and superior dining atmosphere, which exactly interprets the essence of Tang style.
GUIYANG VANKE· GUANHU SALES CENTER
Living under mountains and beside water. This project is about exploring the boundary between the near and the far, and finding the balance between nature and the bustling city. It's a space that enables people to get close to nature while immersing in artistic interior scenes. ONE-CU Interior Design Lab adopted dramatic and artistic expressions to interpret the relationship between the spiritual world and natural environment, intending to guide people to live a cozy life close to nature. Artworks in the space were used as the media to communicate inner languages. Integration of water and mountains. The project is situated at a plot which boasts enchanting lake view, isolated from the bustling downtown area. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings, the design team tried to build a space that integrates with mountains and water. In addition, they worked to create a sensitive spatial atmosphere, hoping to provide subtle and touching sensory experiences. Circulation that balances implicit and explicit relationships. Functional areas are scattered throughout the space, generating a smooth and clear circulation. The designers well balanced the relationship between the implicit and explicit and also incorporated unknowns and interaction into the layout, in order to leave more space for imagination. The interaction between people and static items stimulated by the unknown can inject vitality into the space. Transitional space full of exploration. The foyer features a beige hue and blank surfaces, which produce a simplistic spatial tone. Marbles with grains and wooden art installations were brought in to alleviate the empty feeling of the expansive space. Items in the space are connected with nature and art. Only when interacting with people can they start playing a role. The full-height partitions generate an implicit aesthetic while showcasing magnificence. The passageway is partly hidden, attracting visitors to explore the space inside. Many elements in the space embody natural forms and textures. The wooden art installation at the corner shows a primitive and free tension, while the curved black partition beside it draws on the form of densely-growing bamboo. In addition, the artwork suspended from the ceiling looks like floating clouds. Those details are impressive, which continuously enrich the scenes and experiences. Artistic shared sitting space. The shared space is defined by openness and integration. A shelf full of artworks and books erects in the space, functioning as part of the wall and making a difference to visual effects. The light hues balance the massiveness of architectural structures, and also enrich the sense of layering of the space. The water bar is closely connected to the resting area and negotiation area, together forming a socializing anchor point. Intimate and poetic future lifestyle. Featuring artistic aesthetics and minimalism, the space stimulates people to interact with nature. The window blinds reveal part of the outside scenery, and immerse the visitors in the beauty of nature. The entire wall at the in-depth negotiation area is highlighted by books and artworks, without any other adornments. The sunken structure breaks the empty feeling while also enriching visual experiences. Moreover, the circular seating booth provides different angles of view. With the fireplace at the middle, this area offers a warm and pleasant atmosphere for talk. The mountains in the distance loom out of the mist, while the residences nearby exude a romantic artistic ambience and an intimate living atmosphere that heals the mind. The project conveys a lifestyle where people can stroll around mountain shades, stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city and coexist with nature in harmony. It provides a pure environment, guiding modern urbanites to explore the ideal living experiences in their mind.
DOTHINK· AIRPORT CITY SALES CENTER
Airport New Town, known as the "gateway" of Hangzhou City, is adjacent to Qiantang River, connected to the Asian Games Village and the Olympic Sports Center, and accessible to the "Airport Metro Line" under construction. Situated at the flourishing south bank of Qiantang River, it's promoting airport-oriented development in tune with the times. DOTHINK · AIRPORT CITY is a property development located in the core area of the Airport New Town. Through integrating diversified advantageous resources, the development aims to create a life model and redefines living space in this era. The project is the sales center of DOTHINK · AIRPORT CITY. GFD, a local design firm, was entrusted to conceive the space. Minimalism is a kind of lifestyle aesthetics that weeds out the superfluous and returns to the original simplicity. As approaching the project, GFD broke the boundaries of space based on human scale, and adopted the approach of deconstruction to incorporate modern artistic aesthetics into the design, hence created a simplistic and pure aesthetic space. In the foyer, light hues and curves generate an ethereal atmosphere. Embedded on the curved structural surfaces, the strip lights appear neat and clear. The orderly vertical aluminum stripes on the wall enhance a sense of formality, which is eye-catching and unique. The lobby is dominated by holistic structural languages and fluidity. It features a smooth circulation and large areas of white surfaces, which endow the space with an artistic aesthetic. Large French windows bring nature into the interior, with lights running through it. Terrazzo unifies the floor of the space. The site location display area is set at the end of the lobby, with a spiral staircase next to it, while the oval-shaped property model display table is arranged at the full-height central area, above which is a stunning lighting fixture. Lights fall down from the mirror ceiling and spread to all directions, which creates a dreamy scene of sparkling starlight. The negotiation area is beside French windows. The columns featuring curved surfaces partition different sections to satisfy various negotiation needs. The passage, which is next to the secondary entrance, is separated from the negotiation area by curved panels. The bar counter has a three-layer curved side surface, which echoes with the structural languages of the overall space. Lines run through the ceiling, and hence enhance the layering of the space. The VIP negotiation area at the corner is semi-closed, which ensures privacy while not blocking the view at the same time. The passage outside the washrooms is highlighted by irregularly-arranged strip lights, which add a futuristic feeling to the space. The spiral staircase lead to the second floor, accompanied by white lines and complemented by the artistic lighting fixture. 2F mainly serves leisure and negotiation purposes, with warm hues setting the overall tone. On one side of the staircase are the tea-drinking area, conference room, VIP reception room and office, while the leisure area is on the other side. The two-layered black and white reception desk is placed right near the staircase, for the sake of guiding visitors. The resting & communication section enjoys abundant daylight, with columns and ceiling lines marking off different functional areas. The curved screen wall is a visual highlight. Characterized by neat lines, the second floor provides an ideal space for a variety of activities. In short, based on fabulous artistic aesthetics, the sales center incorporates diverse experiences, and sets a forward-looking example for new urban lifestyles.
Ebetsu Tsutaya Books
Tsutaya Books commissioned us to design the company’s twentieth store since its restructuring, located in the city of Ebetsu, Hokkaido. The site is adjacent to Ebetsu’s Four Seasons Promenade, a landscaped walking path, and faces a wooded area with many large trees. With a store concept of “a slow-life library in the woods,” our focus was on creating a comfortable space for customers to enjoy. 일본 최대의 서점 브랜드 Tsutaya Books는 브랜드의 20번째 지점인 Tsutaya Ebetsu점의 리노베이션을 결정하면서 HIKOKONISHI ARCHITECTURE를 찾았다. 사이트는 Ebetsu의 Four Seasons 산책로와 인접해 있으며, 키 큰 나무와 공원에 둘러싸인 곳이었다. Tsutaya Ebetsu점의 디자인 콘셉트는 ‘숲속 도서관에서의 슬로우 라이프’로, 스튜디오는 서점을 방문하는 고객들이 편안하게 쉴 수 있고, 책과 함께 즐거운 시간을 보낼 수 있는 공간을 만드는 데 집중했다. In order to reduce the volume of the 140-meter-long structure, we divided it into three blocks and five zones with a staggered layout. The blocks form a cohesive cluster of buildings whose trimmed-back scale is effective in attracting more people. The exterior is finished with bricks from three local companies, creating a strong contrast with the surrounding greenery. We expect the bricks to age beautifully, along with the extruded cement panels on the sides of the buildings. Ebetsu Tsutaya는 붉은 벽돌과 시멘트 패널로 외관을 마감해 주변의 숲, 공원과 대조를 이룬다. 이 외장재는 세월의 흐름을 그대로 담아내며 서점과 함께, 서점을 찾는 이들과 함께 나이 들어 갈 것이다. 140미터 길이의 기다란 평면은 효율적인 동선 배치를 위해 Mind, Life, Food라는 3개의 동(桐), 그리고 공간의 기능, 목적에 따라 5개의 구역으로 나누었다. The three blocks are assigned the respective themes of Mind, Life, and Food, and their interiors are configured to offer framed views of the forest as well as a sense of unity. The locally produced bricks, concrete floors, exposed steel frames, and wood-and-steel furniture all contribute to the tranquil atmosphere inside, as does the lighting design. The store hosts nearly 50 events every month and over 500 throughout the year, playing a role in the community that goes far beyond that of a typical public building. It is not only a commercial facility selling books, DVDs, and more, but also a place that strives to create and nurture local culture. This resonates with the commitment of the company’s founder to create places where people gather-and with our concept of a “slow life” bookstore in Hokkaido. 서점의 내부 공간은 콘크리트와 철골 구조가 그대로 드러나 창밖으로 보이는 숲, 공원과 묘한 대조를 이룬다. 실내에는 2층 높이까지 키가 큰 서고가 배치되어 있는데 천고가 높고 넓은 창을 내서 자연광이 충분히 유입되며 공원의 경치를 바라보기에도 좋다. 한편, 은은한 조명 아래에서 조용히 책을 읽을 곳이 필요한 고객을 위해 위층에는 아늑한 독서 공간을 마련했다. 차분하고 고요한 분위기의 Ebetsu Tsutaya는 눈코 뜰 새 없이 바쁘게 살아가는 현대인들에게 자연과 사색이 함께하는 슬로우 라이프의 매력을 느끼게 해줄 만한 공간이다. 이곳은 단순히 책을 판매하는 대형 서점을 넘어, 지역 주민들이 조용히 독서를 하거나 휴식을 취하고 사색하는 등, 새로운 형태의 라이프 스타일과 쉬는 방법을 제안한다.
CONCORDIA DESIGN WROCLAW
Wyspa Słodowa is quite unique spot on Wroclaw’s plan. For years it has been a centre of various events organized, independently, with help of local visual artists and musicians. Concordia Design building, conjured by the brilliant minds of MVRDV only fleshes out that uniqueness. To arrange one of the most demanding parts of the building - void (the undercut), the Investor asked for help none other than mode:lina™ designers. 프로젝트가 자리하는 Wyspa Słodowa 섬은 폴란드 서남부의 도시 Wroclaw에서도 가장 유니크한 장소 중 하나다. Oder 강 위에 떠 있는 이 섬은 전체가 하나의 공원이라 볼 수 있으며, 지난 수년 간 지역 예술가와 뮤지션들이 모여 개최했던 다양한 이벤트의 중심지이자 수많은 관광객들이 즐겨 찾는 관광 명소이기도 하다. Wyspa Słodowa에서 가장 큰 건물인 Concordia Design 빌딩은 세계적인 건축사무소 MVRDV가 설계한 곳이다. Concordia Design 빌딩은 그 독창적인 모습으로 사람들의 시선을 사로잡는데, 클라이언트는 디자인 스튜디오 mode:lina™에게 이 건물에서도 가장 까다로운 부분인 보이드(Undercut) 부분, 건물의 저층부에 위치할 레스토랑의 디자인을 의뢰하게 됐다. A big void(undercut) is a space, widely open in every direction, where both interior and flora outside flow within each other. Grand mural created by Alicja Biała is the perfect testament to that openness and a compliment to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Open space of the building’s big restaurant was divided into smaller cubicles using tall plants and individually designed furniture. “Void” was filled with high legged tables with an integrated lightning system, smaller tables with specifc construction and freely fowing curtains from the metal hangers, all making space more intimate and cosy. What’s even more important is that it’s easily moveable, allowing for reorganising space in the spirit of any scheduled event. 건물 저층부의 보이드 공간은 건물의 삼면으로 열려있는 오픈된 공간이다. 세 개 층에 걸쳐 계단형으로 설계된 입면은 바깥쪽으로 향할수록 높은 층고를 가지는 입체적인 형태로 계획됐다. 또한, mode:lina™는 이런 독특한 공간의 개방감을 더욱 극대화하기 위해 키가 큰 식물을 곳곳에 배치하고 내부의 가구, 조명 등을 모두 맞춤 제작했다. 블랙 메탈 프레임의 행거에는 커튼을 걸어 전체 공간의 개방감을 최대한 해치지 않는 선에서 좌석 간에 모호한 경계를 구성하도록 했다. Central space is occupied by a vast bar in the form of an easily accessible island. It is of great importance especially during summers, as the facade encompasses a set of wide doors that are fully opened during that season. Steel construction of the bar not only allows for keeping and presenting a wide variety of liquor, but also invites all-surrounding nature inside. 레스토랑 중심부의 바(Bar)는 여름 시즌에 더욱 중요한 역할을 한다. 여름에는 건물 삼면의 유리 도어를 완전히 열고 영업을 하도록 구상했는데, 고객의 동선이 이곳을 중심으로 계획됐기 때문이다. 바는 주류 메뉴를 보관하고 제공하는 서빙 공간의 역할을 할 뿐만 아니라, 레스토랑의 통유리 창이 모두 열렸을 때 건물 외부의 자연과 내부의 레스토랑, 그 경계를 자유롭게 드나드는 고객들 사이에서 구심점이 되는 것이다. Open terrace on the top floor of the Concordia Design is the great extension of the gastronomic concept down below. It’s focal points - enormous bar, in shape mirroring the one in the Void and big seatings imitating stadium-like tribunes, made from plywood with overprinted bits of Alicia Biała’s mural. Designers loosely referenced seaside resorts both material wise for the bar and in catalogue’s furniture character. 건물 꼭대기 층의 오픈 테라스는 아래층 레스토랑의 극적인 개방감을 더욱 확장한 공간이라 할 수 있다. 오픈 테라스의 디자인에서도 mode:lina™가 역시 중점을 두었던 것은 널찍한 바 공간이다. 오픈 테라스 공간은 아래층 레스토랑에 비해 조금 더 휴양지의 해변가와 같은 느낌으로 가볍고 느긋한 분위기를 연출하고자 했다.
MUSAE'S LAUREL GARDEN
Heart touching moments found here, with respect to the beauty of the city and its people. Annual rings of trees increase with time. Every circle carries the story of the time, and is rooted in the memory of its surroundings. When combined together, they form aesthetic patterns, which embody the beauty of time. Taking “tree ring” as the concept, CCD turned MUSAE'S LAUREL GARDEN into a place that creates and records wonderful memories. Like a tree, it coexists with four seasons, silently watches people come and go, listens to and witnesses what happens under the tree, and records the stories here via its “annual rings”. The geometric building is characterized by undulating pitched roofs. With points, lines and planes interweaving, it’s like a simplistic yet aesthetic “time box” which blends into its natural surroundings and the city. The foyer is reorganized in combination with the garden and architecture. Artworks featuring wooden mortise-and-tenon structures are brought in to create a unique experience and first impression. Life is full of changes. Time records the moments we have experienced, which often echo with our minds. The space is created not merely to serve the current moment, but also to preserve the wonderful memories here as time goes by. People come, and spend enjoyable time here, which will be engraved in their memories after they leave. The space has a 13-meter-high ceiling, with orderly full-height screens creating a sense of formality. Just like the doors of a time tunnel, these screens lead people to a world where they can totally relax and set the mind free. The design touches the heart, and the space accommodates moments. Every moment spent here will become a meaningful part of the memory. The full-height wall and bookshelf provide a stage for sunlight, which moves freely on the surface and generates playful shadows. The design connects nature with emotional feelings, brings in order and the play of light and shadows, and creates the contrast of the old and new, in order to interpret the meaning of time. The archaized brushed bronze and the modern glass bricks generate the dialogue between the old and new, it signifies the flow of time and the passage of life. The interior also uses low wall and adopts the concept of “room in room” that is usually applied in tea house, planting bamboos on the periphery, which enriches the layering of the space and highlights its towering storey height. Besides, the scenery of the outdoor bamboo grove is brought in, which generates a refreshing and oriental-style elegant atmosphere. Why are we always in a hurry every day? Perhaps we can treat our time from a new perspective. Don’t worry that past time never comes back, since the memories have been already imprinted in our minds. This space allows us to temporarily stay away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, listen to the voice of our inner mind, enjoy and preserve the wonderful moments here, which will soothe our soul and help us to get through tiring days.
BangXi is located in the west part of Nanjing. This project is a transformation from an old traditional office into a newly exhibition display. Its well-organized interior space and artsy display area gives the viewers an unprecedented experience. The design of the space is focused on the quality of craftsmanship and the respect to human nature. In the designer’s point of view, the material named PANDOMO is a surprisedly ornamental material, which helps the designer to realize the imaginations on the ceilings, walls and grounds. Combining with other textures in BangXi, the initial design concept creates a simple but interactive space like a “material lab”. Because of the spatial limitation, the designer wanted to display the space in a lively way. The smart use of dividers as visual layers to create geometric depth in the space which added a lot of fun elements within the design. The use of color blue gathered the audience’s visual attention throughout the whole design. In the interior space, the arcs create cinematic effects. The diverse usage of the arcs renders the feelings of relaxation, freedom, and flexibility, so that it is reminiscent of the pattern of growth. Meanwhile, to aid people navigating the space smoothly, the designer constructed the space with multiple pathways. Different paths provide different angles and layers that adds to the complexity of design, but each space remains its own uniques in materials, colors, textures… The project facade faces the south which eliminate the use of additional illuminant during day time. The natural light passes through the translucent glass, hollow trellises, interlaced structures, and the natural green plants captures the moment in time. Light and shadow juxtaposed each other on theexhibition wall. When the sun has set, another design appears. The project illuminates from the inside and expel the darkness outside.
Asthetique는 Julien Albertini와 Alina Pimkina가 2016년 설립했으며, 뉴욕, 마이애미, 모스크바에 사무실을 두고 있다. 브랜딩과 그래픽 디자인뿐만 아니라 럭셔리 주거 및 건축 디자인을 전문으로 하는 스튜디오는 세계적인 포트폴리오를 바탕으로 국제적인 명성을 얻게 되었다. 조화에 뿌리를 두고 있는 Asthetique의 디자인 철학은 주변 환경을 중요시 여긴다. 재료, 조명, 향기, 순환, 놀라움 등은 필하모닉처럼 어우러지며, 수많은 디테일을 적용하는 이들의 디자인은 조화로운 경험을 만들어내며 한계를 뛰어넘는다. Polet의 인테리어는 SF영화 속 배경을 떠오르게 한다. 매끈한 강철로 만들어진 입구와 포트 홀은 우주선처럼 보인다. 레스토랑의 주요 핵심은 미니멀리즘으로, 모스크바 식당에서 흔히 사용하는 장식품을 비롯해 벽의 무늬 혹은 주변 장식을 전혀 찾아볼 수 없다. 대신 커다랗고 빛나는 물체를 발견할 수 있다. 입구의 대칭 기둥에는 거대한 은빛 여신들이 설치되어 있는데, 이 조각상은 할리우드 영화에 등장해도 어색함이 없을 만큼의 화려함을 자랑한다. 높은 천장과 맑은 공기, 반짝이는 표면, 은빛 커튼, 화려한 콘크리트 패널, 비행기와 같은 기념비적인 물체들은 일부 홀의 벽면들을 덮고 있는 식물과 조화롭게 어우러진다. 스튜디오는 이번 프로젝트를 위해 특별히 디자인한 가구들을 배치했는데, 무광이나 반사 등 다양한 표면의 사용으로 인해 손님들은 다채로운 색감을 즐길 수 있다. Polet를 디자인한 Asthetíque는 “레스토랑을 방문한 고객들에게 새로운 감정을 경험할 기회를 제공하기 위해 에너지, 속도, 힘, 역동성을 표현하고 싶었다”고 이야기했다. 우주의 아름다움은 스튜디오에 큰 영감을 주었고, 독특하면서도 기하학적인 이 공간을 만드는데 중요한 원리로 작용했다. 높은 천장과 커다란 창문이 있는 아주 넓은 공간을 확보한 후 유선형 모양, 곡선, 비대칭 각도를 다채롭게 활용했다. 덕분에 레스토랑은 무겁고 진중하기보다 스타일리쉬하면서도 아이러니한 공간으로 완성됐고, 이곳을 찾은 이들에게 영감의 날개를 달아주었다.
The designer creates a unique landscape in the space with vivid expression and bold outline. Located at the coast of the East China Sea, Zhongshuge has interpreted the culture of the times in the city, Ningbo. Walking close to zhongshuge, you will see that the symbolic glass curtain wall is embedded in the thick stone facade. The concise base sends forth power and the charms of the bookstore is quietly displaced. Two or three chairs lean against the wall, extending to the coffee area. Walking through the huge glass door, you will see a different space, the light-color and fine grid book wall comes into view. Sofa chairs and private leisure seats are scattered among them. The warm and white light in front of the sofa seat quietly decorates, enlightening the readers in this elegant space. It seems that people and books have become more fresh and vivid among the atmosphere. The other side of the facade glass is really another grand view. The walnut color and black walnut color bookshelves stand overlap with each other, forming a masterpiece like towering rocks long washed by running water. The designer integrates the rock texture drawing onto the bookshelves, adding more force and exquisiteness to the view and creating a charming landmark. The bookshelves are arranged in high and low order while the ceiling cabinets scattered, providing an interesting picture and more fun of exploration visually. The ingenious composition seems instantly folds readers into giant landscape paintings, presenting the visual aesthetics of blending design and nature, and displaying the unrepeatable cultural heritage. A ladder emerges from the tranquility and if you walk up to the second floor, you will find that the landscape of the concept area extends from the first floor to here. The multi-dimensional stacking of large bookshelves not only aims to create the artistry of the whole space, but also reflects the designer’s careful thinking on the shape and functions of the bookshelves. In view of the lower storey height of the second floor, the mirror features of zhongshuge work again. The effect of reflection and inversion broadens the visual experience of the limited space. With the sight line going down, different blocks can be seen endowed with different functional attributes. On one hand, the bookshelves are used to display book. On the other hand, they are integrated into the storage cabinets. Those at lower level are used as seats set up against the steps. Under the warm light, the elegant and quiet reading atmosphere is set off, which perfectly condenses the readers’ concentration. It is under this special atmosphere that the value of people’s time increase, and the operation of the bookstore is also revitalized. Considering the vertical height of the forum area, the designer creates a double lecture hall that is “high in the middle, low on both sides”. The high spot of the hall provides a bird'seye view of the whole space while book walls standing at both ends, which effectively satisfies different demands of readers and maximizes the space utilization rate and practicability. In the cafe on the second floor, bookshelves are arranged in an orderly manner. What’s new is that the shelves are built with “windows” in-between for readers. The partition provides privacy while not wasting the space. Instead, the space layout is optimized. Under the mirror ceiling, the storey height is visually doubled, and the virtual and real extension of windows, people and books in the scene is all captured in the frame view. In the leisure time, the sight floats to the distant through the window and settles between the bookshelves and the window. It seems that people are appreciating the scenery and the scenery is staring at people too. The clean and simple teaching auxiliary area provides a temple-like space. The facade wall of arch shape extends to the corner of the conference room on both sides. The retro European style sublimates the reading experience and ritual feeling to the extreme. The children-style composition depicts the aesthetic feeling of children’s area. The reading table inspired from rattle drum skillfully combines with the desk to add a touch of interest. The stepping-up ladder and wall partition also provide more seats. Music scores along with the zither and Pipa-shaped bookshelves presents symbols of etiquette inheritance, all of which originate from the designer’s rich feelings towards traditional culture, aiming to form an ideal growth environment for children. If the existence of bookstores is to prove its significance, Ningbo zhongshuge, as a cultural and creative space full of aesthetic creativity, has activated the cultural vitality of the city.
The building is located at the corner of a busy intersection where office towers and lower residential units meet. The small scale of the volume compared to the surrounding buildings invited to create a design simple and in the same time conspicuous. The building just kept the structural elements of the previous construction and its now hosting a bar and restaurant. The regular volume of the building alternates solid and semi-transparent surfaces aligned with the neighbour delimitation. Only a dark steel box protrudes out to sign the entrance. With a mirrored approach, internally the functions and circulation are arranged around a play of solid boxes and carved out spaces. The façade design controls the privacy of the interior space by alternating wood louvres with solid white stone while the steel box of the entrance hides a secret Japanese garden that trespass the slab on the second floor. On the ground floor, the space is arranged around three main material volumes: the steel box of the entrance and the Japanese garden, a white terrazzo box that hosts the restroom and the access to the service area and finally a wood cube that separates the whiskey bar from the reception area. The boxes are detached from the ceiling which is the bare concrete slab of the second floor. The soft seating area enjoy the privacy provide by the louver façade but it still has a view on the streetscape. A small garden in between the louver and the glass façade enrich the corner of the lounge while increasing physical distance to the busy street. The bar is placed inside a wooden box to increase the privacy one level more. Comfortable seats and a low counter convey a relaxed environment. The second floor instead follow the spatial organization of two concentric cubes: an inner core in wood which host the kitchen and the dining rooms of the Sushi Restaurant and an outer volume in white stone as the façade that distributes the circulation of the costumers to reach the sushi bar and the VIP room. Another Japanese garden is an unexpected treat for the guest of the Sushi Bar. From inside, the view enjoys the beauty of the garden as well as the busy cityscape filtered by the wood louver of the façade.
LOBITO DE MAR - MADRID
Astet의 목표는 유기체와 기술, 단순함과 풍부함, 형태와 사용 등 모든 것들이 프로젝트 안에서 조화롭게 균형을 이루는 것이다. 단순히 유행을 좇는 것이 아닌 몸과 마음이 필요로 하는 프로젝트를 지향하며, 아름다움을 형성할 수 있는 지적인 아이디어를 추구한다. 스튜디오는 고객을 최우선으로 생각하며, 이들의 경험을 향상하기 위해 노력한다. 질감, 음영, 재료 등 디테일에 주목하는 스튜디오의 방식은 프로젝트를 더욱 풍성하게 만들며, 시대를 초월한 디자인과 내구성을 완성한다. 스페인 마드리드의 Lobito de Mar는 바다의 분위기를 그대로 재현한 레스토랑이다. Malaga 해변의 푸르름과 모래의 부드러움은 공간을 형성하는 주요 모티프가 되었고, 두 개로 분리된 1층의 공간 모두 바다와 강하게 연결되어 있다. 첫 번째 공간인 The Bar Resalao는 전형적인 어시장의 모습을 재료와 질감의 신중한 선별을 통해 현대적인 느낌으로 새롭게 탈바꿈한 곳이다. 스틸, 화강암, 호두나무, 테라조, 화이트와 블루 컬러의 교차 등 차갑고 따뜻한 소재를 번갈아 가며 사용해 공간을 장식했다. 벽에는 낚시 그물을 모방한 흰색 천이 덮여 있는데, 밤에는 네온 불빛으로 반사되어 라운지 같은 분위기가 연출된다. 두 번째 공간은 Shipyard room으로, 첫 번째 공간과 매우 대조적인 분위기를 지니고 있다. 맞춤형 세라믹 타일은 주변 재료와 조화를 이루어 따뜻한 느낌을 조성한다. 청백색의 물고기 조각과 스테인리스 스틸의 벽과 같은 현대적인 요소들로 인해 이질적으로 느껴질 수 있지만, 이들 모두 바다의 다양성을 표현한 재료들로 의도된 대조를 엿볼 수 있다. 화장실은 생선 도살장을 그대로 가져온 듯한 독특한 분위기를 보여준다. 공업용 커튼으로 화장실과 부엌 출입구를 구분했으며, 오래된 콘크리트로 만든 싱크대는 공간의 존재감을 더해준다. 레스토랑의 외관 역시 내부 인테리어와 동일한 콘셉트를 이어간다. 테라스 구조물에 나무와 유리를 더 하고 지붕에는 짙은 청색의 반투명 천을 둘러 바다의 물결을 표현해냈다. 원목 가구의 자연스러움과 해안을 연상케 하는 컬러감으로 여유로우면서도 세련된 공간을 완성했다.
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