China - M50 Shanghai

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M50 Shanghai Designer Lin Tsungjen, Hou Zhengguang Faced with the old industry loft space with high ceiling, Lin decided to use a simple but ritual special distribution after sophisticated thoughts. He made the 12 -meter wide stairs as the core concept of the whole design so as to smartly extend the transitional usage of additional  oors, making it possible for the space to both function in a connectedly  exible and vertical way. The large stairs matched with the hall capability come into being a multifunctional reception area with party, communication and learning. The stairs stu ed have been considered as a media carrying countless events and memories. The vertical glass measurement is enmeshed onto the horizontal stairs, sharply forging a 12-meter long passage. It comes along from the outside toward inside, from the wide door hall into the relatively narrow aisle and at the end reach to the spacious bright work space. The space layout gives people a mixed feeling of initially cheering but then controlling and again cheering up vibes, with rhythmic moving process of a psychological hint that people start and  nish the work in this very space within a day. A fter ten years’ business foundation, MOMA Design has o cially changed its name into “Design Together”, newly headquartered itself into a tremendous space at M50 Shanghai with a combination of various featured design companies. This has launched the first case of two design top talents from different field coming together to cooperate in the o ce function project and eventually create the space together by Chinese pioneering architect Lin TsungJen and renowned furniture designer Hou Zhengguang. With regard to the constructional material, designers adopt passages are decorated with composite boards and faultage, bringing the a plain architecture aesthetic to return an innocent yet real design idea. The post-industrial work environment differs from the mediocre metropolitan concrete office buildings, representing the most avant-garde creativity of the city. Hence the textures of the material has been given sophisticated thoughts and eventually erases the old oil paint surface and recover the original mud texture and add a bit wood material, naturally breeding a cohesive human culture atmosphere within the mixed texture of the walls and floors. Stairs and basic construal material into a higher premier space entirety. “Together” metaphor also lies in the assemble faultage overlap features. Space are decorated with green tea hue glasses and black iron items to create a strong modern design style and green plants walls and the  sh tank brings a fresh nature air. The assembly of various natural materials makes the space raw yet refined, crafted yet naturally carved, concluding an entire space with deep quality of life style, which all comes back the very first design idea of Hou Zhengguang: Perfect fusion of working and living. The illuminating design is accord with the original lights layout by using grid system so as to avoid the shadow caused by the pillars. Cabling channels smartly become the foundation of the LED light to refrain the mess of the cables and even matches the uncovered mud ceiling into the style of well-organized modernity. Underneath the additional stair board are adorned with neutral color light belt with high luminance. The collateral equipment offers mild light and meanwhile has solved the illumination problem in the limited space. In the important reading area there will be pendant lights and projection lamps alongside the mud pillars to build cube e ect and sense of space depth like a gorgeous dramas stage setup with high ceiling. Designers give meticulous thoughts on some detailed parts such as the pillars’ edge is dealt with round shape given both the security and aesthetics. Bathroom project is carried with the idea of “design together” yet “harmony in diversity”. Industrial style designed wash basins go with the di erent kinds of water taps and urinals to grab the whole space design concept and at the same time enthusiastically a perfect multi- visual pleasure amongst the various function and zones. DEVELOPER: “Design Together” Co. Shanghai PHOTOGRAPHY by: Hu Wenjie DIMENSION: 1,300 sm MATERIAL: mud, wood, black iron, black glass   자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 2월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.  

China - Changsha Planning ExhibiTion building

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Changsha Planning ExhibiTion building Designer Bian yang li hui Changsha Planning Exhibition Building is located within Binjiang Culture Park in Xinhe River Delta with Xiangjiang River running to its west. It, alongside with Changsha Municipal Museum, Changsha Municipal Library and Changsha Municipal Concert Hall, constitutes ‘Three Pavilions and One Hall’ pattern in Changsha. Covering a total  oored area of 9255 square meters, the Exhibition Building has 7956 square meters of exhibition area and is a professional exhibition hall aggregating planning, exhibition, education on scienti c promotion and public promotion, etc. Revolving upon the city featured spatial pattern of ‘landscape town’ and putting ‘my Changsha and my homeland’ as the topic, the Exhibition Building showcases in succession four plates of ‘Impression of Star Town---A Peep of Changsha’, ‘Long Course of History---In Seek of Old Changsha’, ‘Project Long Corridor---Imagination of New Changsha’ and ‘Individuality, a Phantom City in 2050’. It fuses three-dimensional restoration, overall planned sand table model, digital sand table, 3D museum, over-the-air interactive image space, VR self-driving and modern audio, visual and electric technologies to several exhibition rounds in an e ort to comprehensively showcase beauty of landscape, humanism and city in Changsha. 자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 1월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - Camerich Headquarters of Shanghai

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  Camerich Headquarters of Shanghai Chief designer Lai Jianan This is a kind of centripetal space organized by geometric solids in a simple, platonic style, conveying rich and complicated meaning in a very simple manner. Its main color is white, which embodies freshness, purity, simplicity and health, and in the meantime, it displays various expressions, bringing a sense of novelty to the whole structure and witnessing the change of light. The exterior facade, with several windows in it only, applies the art of leaving blank space in large area, to achieve a sense of tranquility and incredibility and to interweave the tangible and the intangible, reaching the artistic state that “blank space yields wonderland.” Therefore, in spite of its simplicity, it makes shocking and memorable impression on people. The most profound philosophy may find expression in the simplest matter; all matters in the environment are steeped in the complete serenity. The pivot points of stairs are designed in an inverted “V-shape”, which is not an act of a ectation. Instead, based on the philosophy of people- orientation and the practicality, it is to reshape the connection of the objects in the space and strengthen the concept of modern space by virtue of the interweaving, transformation and restoration of geometric solids. The view borrowing through windows of horizontal and vertical bars, dislocations of space, simplicity of the penetrating light, and the merge of varied views, all the tangible and the intangible come together, complementing each other. Go up the stairs, and here comes the exhibition hall, which continues to express the people-oriented philosophy, realizing the flexibility and adaptability of the spatial division. Combining the function of exhibition and directional movement line, the entire hall spreads orderly in length and breadth. And the medium close-up, medium-shot, and long-shot displayed evolve gradually, producing mixed feelings in people and diversified communications among them. 자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 12월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - XI 'An High-tech Simple Room of Soho Mocha

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XI 'An High-tech Simple Room of Soho Mocha   Chief Designer Sun Lin, Sun Longping, Di Qian    In a two storeys of 179 square meters space, the rst oor is for working, which provides a nice environment for working together but a separated space for every person. The eight well-proportioned separated rooms have eight functions( ve rooms for working, while other three rooms are for thinking, for stairs, and for toilet separately) and they are connected by a six-meter long corridor, forming a separated but opened working space.   With a wild area of white wall, as well as the two storeys white Buddhist sutra, the thinking room formally achieved “the peace in heart”. In every separated space, the light which is from a lamp re ected the chair, the desk, as well as the person on the white wall, forming a different world in one’s own mind. The function of the second floor is mainly for external exchanges, the drying cabinet, the leisure activities as well as the meeting discussion or communication. With the partial lights from the first white Buddhist sutra, this place formed a free space, in which people can have a rest or free-thinking here. We aimed to make this project achieving the concept of “the small means too much“ in space- distribution, a friendly-environmently material choosing as well as the di erence in our means of working.  Essentially, building is a kind of separation. In today’s modern life, People always skipped in different space and busied with their various works. Sometimes we cannot enjoy the free breathing in our nature, among the concrete buildings, we give our last hope to our own space to enjoy our quite breathe. This project is a sample of the workroom, small enterprise or loft apartment. We de ne our project as a designer, artist and curator +...+..which is Named as "white box". Through this so-called "box", We intend to express an unclear boundaries among our various jobs, the uncertainty of people’s working state, as well as the possibility and diversity of multi-industry. The color white is a combination of all colors while it is also a de ciency of them all.   자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 11월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - LAI Yard the ReflectIon of “LIght” And “Space”

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LAI Yard the ReflectIon of “LIght” And “Space” Chief Designer Pan Ran  Located in the south of city, the plain historic house is introverted, which is different from its lively name in fact. Hundreds of years, silently stood at the alley and near the ancient city wall, it was listed as the protection buildings to being repaired. On the north of the original house, two pseudo-classic architectures were built to constitute three enclosed open courtyards. With the unsophisticated and narrow entrance, people bow to cross and rise brightly. Trees and buildings interweave silhouetted, elegantly and harmoniously. Ming Gu Design Organization stationed here fortunately. Objectively, the original conditions of the archaistic “LAI Yard” are not superior, coupled with the lack of time wash-out, its accuracy of process, using of material cannot hold a candle to the ancients’ handworks. Even so, it still re ects the memory and the desire of people in the present time and space for tradition   “LAI Yard” is named after “Lai”, which means it is from far to here, from traditional to contemporary. We wish to convey the modern architecture in the traditional courtyard. The original design intention is to superimpose in a disorganized order, it could be a space of meditation, or a schoolroom, it hasn’t been implanted any function until the architecture is finished. The architecture designer stands in the courtyard every day to show various imagination of the raw space, to architect, and to perceive at the same time. Nowadays, the design has become a chat, we have inner battles every day in order to seek for the most suitable result.  The vague light become tangible and visible through both internal and external roof structure and a series of construction. As time goes by, the light and the shadow also changes its angles from morning to evening, result in a vivid indoor atmosphere that is presented by “the light” and strengthened by “the dark”. Just like a couple who is in a love and hatred relationship, “light” and “dark” also involve nexus between worship and loathing, encourage and damage. In the darkness’ perspective, the light appears brighter and more attractive. The old well in the courtyard is appreciated as the source of “earth water”, which is mixed in a canal that is connected to drains for collecting the “heaven water” from the eaves. The canal lead the mixed water flow along the courtyard, revealing the architecture and the meditation area, as well as derive the courtyard communication. The bright façade and clear water act as a mirror, send the daylight from the courtyard to the ceiling inside in a form of gentle re ection. This project illustrate the architect’s philosophy and understanding of dualistic opposition theory, as well as the attempt to observe the truth and reality through such a method. The meditation area hangs over the base surface of the old house, and interacts with the courtyard. Original column system and transparent material together form an enclosed space, whose facade is facing the courtyard and merging into the Chinese-garden style scenery. The interior structure is inspired by primary and secondary ranks that correspond to deep and bright colors. The two narrow rooms that are located on left and right of the enclosed space are indented to ensure a sharp contrast to the master room in the middle. The layout of this project is decent, but also full with surprising details. Contrary elements, such as the old and the new, the interior and the exterior, the light and the dark, the conventional and the contemporary, are found to meet here, and merge into a harmony existence. Light and Space, are the only two themes that the architect emphasized. By blocking all incoming light in the original building, the architect leaves only the southeast side to allow daylight penetration. Does design start from function? Because of the commercial behaviors, buildings are increasingly endowed with functional labels, more and more modeling descend to a kind of simple packaging for space. Hu Shi once said, “Nature” is exterior world of objectivefacts. The creator sticks to the non-commercial pure land persistently, starts the construction from the environment, insists in the logical relationship of the courtyard, no longer varnishes the so-called  aws, no longer pursues the homogeneous illumination, allows the light to create space and returns the speech right of space to expressing proposition. The wall not far away seems to be covered with the slight shadow, it still has the desire with the faint smile and the pathetic temperament.   자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 11월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - Fuzhou Yimeijia Building Materials Co., Ltd.

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Fuzhou Yimeijia Building Materials Co., Ltd. Chief Designer Lin Kaixin Introduction: People's imagination of office often begins from a warm reception desk and area. However, the office of Fuzhou Yimeijia grates people with white walls, grey tiles and stairs without handrail. This adventurous idea was from the creation of designer Lin Kaixin. The main business of Fuzhou Yimeijia is trade of building materials, but the boss is often "absent-minded". He traveled around many countries and is a fancier of photography.  He's only requirement for office design is elegant and quiet, which coincidence with Lin Kaixin, a design in pursuit of ""harmonious living aesthetics. In order to create a clean, concise space with affinity, the designer applies traditional white wall and grey tile tone into the space, and matches with the warm wood color. In structure, the blurred division of funny combinations and traditional architecture scale is used, allowing viewers to experience the fun of space game. In the ceilinged entrance hall, grey antique bricks are used for the ground, the original white ceiling was shoveled away, exposing the original concrete. The way of sanding made the ceiling achieve the dustproof effect while has special and delicate texture. There are two white walls in the central foyer and a narrow staircase without handrail is in the middle. This seemingly risky design actually solved the obstruction hindering the movement of people to the attic caused by the roof beams. The staircase separates in the middle to both sides. In the middle of the tall white walls, it is like a gateway leading to elsewhere to attract the visitor of viewers. Through the dim light between the white walls and ceilings, we can see the walls do not really connect with the walls, and the edges are embedded with steel strips, highlighting the distinctive and upright body block shape. In order to improve the three-dimensional spatial sense, the hall has no lighting device, only the faint white light from the distant wall lamppost, allowing the view to relax in this serenity. The attic uses lattice pattern, a traditional cultural totem, in the way of bricking, enriching the expression of space. To ensure safety, the lattice grating has enough thickness. When the attic light is on, the light will be mapped on the walls through the thick grid, revealing modern and warm space temperament. It makes visitors recall the familiar old times: it is like the "thin strip of sky" in odd stones or the slanting sunlight shadow in ancient alleys, how time flies!  Despite the small size, the designer made full use of each space and rational planning lines to ensure every functional area to be effectively arranged. The first floor is the general manager's office, offices of persons in charge of building material brands, finance department, tea room and bar lounge area. One side of the attic is the store sales office area and the other side is the conference room.  The bar in the right side is made of grey artificial stones, stylish, concise and cool. Opening the closet, there are coffee make, microwave and other kitchen utensils, meeting the needs of lunch, afternoon tea and small gatherings. The end of the right side is the office of general manager, an eyeful of wood color. The aisle of storage room is cave-like. Because of the small width, the designer used the way of body block cutting. The wood in the left is cut and moved out like a whole piece of wood. Visitors can reach the attic seating area via the start. This kind of isolated while linked space shows a solemn sense of field to a certain extent, while providing more experience scale to visitors. The extended plank on the door makes it a special landscape on the wall.  Both sides of the tearoom walls use linen material to create a natural atmosphere. The customized tea table feet are made of the blocks of find steel, light and modern, creating an illusion of suspension. In order to ensure unobstructed landscape view, the attic area does not extend to the junction with the glass, but has a reasonable distance with the glass. Look from the window, you can find another scene in this casual corner. By the wood lattice, you can vaguely see the conference room in the second floor. This kind of vague division is a false impression intentionally made by the designer. However, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, even the unconventional imagination, but life itself should always have surprises, why not? Project Name: Fuzhou Yimeijia Building Materials Co., Ltd. Location: Quanzhou of Fujian Area: 186m2  Design:Lin Kaixin Design Co., Ltd. Assistant Designer: Hu Chenyuan Main materials: antique tiles, Monto paint, steel plate, hard roll, maple Photographer: Liu Tengfei 자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 10월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - TAI CHI

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TAI CHI Chief Designer Kris Lin Jiayu Yang    The term,“TAI CHI”, originates from “ZHOUYI”, it is the most important philosophical thinking in Chinese traditional culture.    TAI CHI stands for the Status of Order in the universe. With regard to various natural phenomenon, after a long time of observation, Chinese ancients have recognized that everything in the universe is Opposition against Integration, therefore, two words, “Yin” and “Yang”, have been used to generalize them. It means, everything and every phenomenon in universe includes “Yin” and “Yang”, as well as two aspects of Appearance and Cultivation, they also stand for “The Sky” and “ The Earth”. The relationship between those two words is In Opposition To Each Other but Mutual and Harmonious Existence; this is the law for the material world; and it is also the  summary and origin for many things.  TAI CHI BOXING “TAI CHI BOXING” is the great combination of Chinese philosophic thinking and martial art.  TAI CHI BOXING utilizes the theory of “Tai Chi”, it is “Invisible”. This kind of exercise form is with gentle and slow body movement in order to cultivate oneself, to seek the human body harmony,  to seek the harmony between human being and nature, and to seek the harmony between individual and society, therefore; the combination of human being and nature is pursued, further, “The Union of Human Being and Nature ” is achieved.   From “Invisible” To “Visible” “TAI CHI”, we can say, is a kind of thinking, a sort of philosophy, it is “invisible”.“TAI CHI BOXING” is a kind of exercise. We can see its force and beauty; so it is “visible”. The famous sculptor in Taiwan, Mr. Juming, has created a series of masterpieces named “TAI CHI” that fully expressing the strength and esthetics of TAI CHI BOXING. In these masterpieces, each movement such as raising one’s hand, lifting one’s foot, standing or kicking, they all perfectly present the essence and elegant rhyme of TAI CHI BOXING.  Architectural design: 1.There are two blocks in façade design; one is dark color, the other is light color; they stand for two elements that are “Yin” and “Yang” of Tai Chi respectively. These two blocks are In Opposition To Each Other but Mutual and Harmonious Existence, and they are integrated to become a complete one.  2.In the meantime, we adopt clean and tidy lines and three dimensional cutting of sculpture technique with the esthetics concept from the works (TAI CHI) of Mr. Juming, and all of these elements are integrated into architectural design. Hence, the clean and tidy lines can form the block with strong three dimensional effect; moreover, the movement of raising one’s hand, lifting one’s foot or kicking expresses the strength and esthetics of ” TAI CHI” works. Project  Name:Tai Chi Project  Location:Shenzhen. China Firm name:KLID (Kris Lin International Design) Client:China Vanke Co.,Ltd.  자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 10월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - MAIZN Music restaurant

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MAIZN Music restaurant   Chief Designer Zhou Wei The case was an old building renovation project. The original building was a silk factory auditorium located in Lin Ping town, Yu Hang district, Hang Zhou. The factory had been unused since it was closed down in the 90s. In 2010, the local government marked out this area as a creative park, named ‘Xin Tian Di’(means the new world). The Owner of Maizn music restaurant has run a local well- known bar for 15 years. So he has lots of experience and very professional. When he got the property, he already had his plan. He targeted Maizn music restaurant as a new comprehensive catering. It opens at 12 noon, provides afternoon tea and casual dining. For dinner, it serves Chinese cuisine, which mainly includes creative cuisine.  At 8 o 'clock, the restaurant provides bar service and it opens until 2 o 'clock in the morning. 1000 square meters of space runs three modes of business, and this is the difficulty and challenge for designers. On the spatial planning, according to different forms of business, we design the three window areas as afternoon tea area and dining area. The middle area around a stage is the bar area. From a business point of view, in order to let the bar area looks not very empty, we have done some BOX around the placement of strewn at random, That makes the bar look more atmospheric. Of course, the core design about this case is in the north area. It’s about 8 meters high. We divide the area into three layers of space with a number of stairs interconnected with each other which makes the originally single space becomes complex with rich layers. When you walk here, you can see people from all walks of life with different attitudes and states. The interaction between people is what we've been pursuing in commercial space, This is the real ‘fantasy city’. On the choice of materials, we chose a large number of the old boards from local demolition. The old boards get a new chance to shine here. Using channel steel wire and comparison of old wood is an attempt to create the feeling of a heavy metal. This case mixes a variety of contemporary classic furniture. The shiny colors make the furniture jump out of the gray restaurant. According to different areas, We selected different collocations of  lamps and lanterns. Furthermore, the guests can also find some very interesting lamps and lanterns, which are furniture stylists ‘improvisation! Such as dining table transformed from old machine, lamps and lanterns from enamel cup and hot water tank production, etc. All in all, when people lost somewhere in the fantasy city, they might inadvertently find some interesting things that carefully designed by designers.  Designers carefully kept the original building facade, the quiet yard, and retained the walls with time stamp and the every tree in the yard. We set up 3 small buildings between trees using the old windows. When doing the yard tiles, we deliberately kept the old path. We hope it can leave the people who had worked here some memories. 자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 10월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.

China - Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery

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Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery Chief Designer. Li Hui The design ultimately aims to transform the old pavilion into an exhibition space indicating “urban characteristics”, inherit and extend urban culture and space in a deeper level and create a “people oriented” public space. Hereinafter, we design the exhibition space in depth from six aspects: Monocyclic independent stream lines With respect to the design streamline, we are extremely considerate as we have created a monocyclic browsing mode that enables people to browse the core information while gives them rights to select on their own. Simple but not plain ba lanced colors For the spatial color, considering the height of building storey the design chooses the simple white color as the dominant hue which can effectively brighten the space. Besides, the dark grey floor and local black top surface visually further reinforce the exhibition design of the wall. In some exhibition areas, the comprehensive and warm wood color is appropriately intermixed according to the exhibition content. Modern interpretation of environmental protection ma terials To choose materials, the design lays emphasis on nature and uses natural and ecological environmental protection materials including wood, beach stone and plaster with natural texture. The warmth and sincerity of the wood integrate with the cold feeling of the stone which fills the environment with the balance containing opposition. The surface made of the plaster has agile but soft edges and corners which make the environment instantly display natural quietness and freshness. Maximum application of exhibition space The exhibition hall expressed itself silently through every inch of the space. To use the space efficiently and follow the principle of “maximum application”, the design scientifically and accurately measures the width and length of all walls. As a result, there will be more available space for the exhibition, the streamline will be much smoother and the vision will be wider. Taking full advantages of all available space and walls to make exhibition arrangement can enrich the exhibition. Some space will be developed as the viewing platform, on which visitors can have a better conversation with the nature while they are looking around. Express local elements distinctively The design concept of the exhibition hall comes from all moments of urban lives. The joy of design lies in capturing characteristics of the city in the design process. For the design of Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery, our design emphasizes to integrate natural features of landscape, natural features of Chongqing and urban features and characteristics into the exhibition. We strive for the integration between space and art, between technology and humanity as well as between design and local conditions. Integrate content with technology Stepping into the lobby, the visitor will see a background wall depicting the first impression of the city through the feature of the city corner at the intersection of Yangtze River and Jialing River which reveals the spirit of Chongqing as an open city. The top surface creates an ever-changing “urban eyes” by integrating such altitudes as mountains which make the visitor feel like standing inside the city and looking up to the sky. For the side view, visitors can gradually understand the national and local orientation of city planning as they will be guided by the artistic lamp belt designed with the inspiration originating from altitude modules including artistry and the intersection of Yangtze River and Jialing River. Project name: Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery Loca tion: 2nd Floor, Mansion, Chao Tianmen Square, Yuzhong District, Chongqing Exhibition design and construction unit: Shanghai Feng Yuzhu Exhibition Co., Ltd. Design time: October, 2014 – January, 2015 Area: 7000m2 Main ma terials: Bare concrete, black paint glass, wood-wool cement board, white artificial stone, brushed stainless steel and aluminum-plastic panel Photographer: Jin Xuanmin   자세한 내용은 월간 아이엑스디자인 9월호에서 보실 수 있습니다.