Slash cutting, diamond-shaped space
By cutting the space through various scale of oblique shapes, different volumes are broken down and recombined. The language of geometry constructs a space that is interlaced and full of contradictions. This is no longer a traditional material exhibition hall, but more like a three-dimensional art gallery, a non-real space pieced together by fragments of memory.
Borrowing light by digging the wall. lights shine for the future
The original building had windows only on the west-facing side, while the other three sides were enclosed. The designer optimized and transformed the building structure, especially by opening a three-story hollow atrium at the corner of the exhibition hall’s east side and cutting a window on the east side of the third floor to bring in sunlight.
The inverted triangle design was used for the hollow ceiling, while the sloping surface facing the window outside used a mirrored material. The light was refracted twice through the reflection effect. The sunlight pours in through the beams and columns, making the entire space instantly sacred.
The introduction of natural light makes the space more natural, soft, and touching. Various functional areas has been connected by the reasonable circulation. It creates an open relationship in the space that brings communication between people back to the most primitive, effective, and interesting way.
By alternating the use of natural light in space and combining it with a smooth circulation route, people can feel an inherent sense of time, that is, the uncertainty about space and time. This design creates a feeling of being here and there, and gives people a unique experience. Standing on the light gallery, away from the hustle and bustle, one can feel the wandering in the inch-square space.
In the separated and cut space, it seems to enter a realm beyond time. The wooden ceiling is divided diagonally, running through the entire living, dining, and kitchen space, making the boundaries of the space blurred. The simple and elegant cement slate give the space a simple and warm feeling. The morning and evening light creates different feelings of warmth and coldness in different seasons, allowing people to experience a rich and diverse range of emotions here.
In the space interwoven with light and shadow, visitors have become a part of time and space. The space not only brings us peace and comfort but also calms our mind. Thus, we are able to re-examine the memories and emotions that has been neglected for a long time and rethink the meaning and value of life. This space encourages people to contemplate and think deeply about the important things in life, finding a deeper understanding and realization for themselves.
Fantasy gallery, the mysterious place
Passing through a narrow oblique corridor, visitor enters an art gallery where the ceiling and walls continue the diamond-cutting design. The wall uses slates with a dark volcanic texture and metal materials to create a unique texture. The LED screen in the center of the gallery extends the space into the distance and creates unforeseen circumstances, triggering people’s unlimited associations and imaginations.
This space can either be used as a brand roadshow area or an art salon. It is a place that provides people with various experiences and communications. The different postures of the slates formed different spatial emotions in different light and shadow and decorations. lates give buildings unique features, blending them with the environment, while also creating an experience for users to interact with the space.
The elegant room, the poetic place
Walking out of the narrow passage and passing through a hole stacked with rocks, a vast expanse of scenery unfolds before our eyes. This space is designed as an outdoor courtyard, with a plain cement slate path and a tea pavilion in the center of the courtyard. Quite the opposite of its interior, the infusion of natural light imbues the courtyard with tranquility and poetic beauty.
In this elegant and quiet environment, people can enjoy tea, entertain guests, and feel the natural and simple tranquility. This courtyard provides a place for people to get close to nature, allowing them to relax their mind and body and enjoy a peaceful and calm atmosphere. view, while winding paths lead to secluded tranquility.” is created. Through the winding and twisting garden-style circulation route, the space is full of mystery, stimulating people’s desire for exploration and leading them to gradually explore and discover.
By using the form of building blocks, spatial deconstruction, geometric segmentation, and creation of scene experiences, we can demonstrate our understanding of the product and construct a brand concept that combines product aesthetics with spatial application. The traditional exhibition hall is no longer a single material selection place, but a fusion of multiple functions such as scene experience, art appreciation, and social contact. Source by Topway Design.
Location: Guangdong, China
Architect: Topway Design
Chief designers: Wang Zhike, Li Xiaoshui
Design Team: Lan Jingwei, Lu Zhongwen, Luo Hongli, Liu Zhu, Zhou Shenghua, Huang Jinghe, Zhou Yingxian
Decoration design: Topway Space Design
Project Area: 1000 m2
Completion Time: 2022.12
Photographs: Ou Yangyun, Courtesy of Topway Design