Project Location: Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan, China
Building Area: 480 ㎡
Design Brand: Infinity Mind
Design Period: November-December, 2016
Construction Period: January-April, 2017
Concrete Lighting Design: BENTU
Bench & Art Installation Design: BUZAO
Photograph: Ba Songyang
Text: Holiday Lau
With the rapid change of modern commerce, people are much more devote in taking care of their office space than before. Reflected in the design of space, it requires precise refinement of design. An office space is not only an actual space to run affairs but also a spiritual arena where possibilities are incubated.
How to bring something imaginary into reality? Breakthrough the stereotypes and let the brainstorm goes! We will reach our hands from aspects of material, accessories and space to explore within the project.
With regards to material, there are only 4 kinds of material consisted in the project: Lightweight concrete, bamboo templates, polycarbonate hollow sheet and plywood.
Though bamboo as an ordinary material is applied at the entrance, its durability and texture made it excellent when making up a room that is tranquil and full of imagination. It is a spiritual baptism for someone passes through. Lightweight concrete is applied on facades showing its primitive texture, united with the original wall and showed interesting comparison in different crafts. polycarbonate hollow sheets and plywood brought up edgy sense by refined details.
As to accessories and space, the room is embellished by electroplated steel and volcanic rocks products. Intense visual contradistinction between lustre and overcast colour tone within the space deepens our impression.
Original building unit walls are retained and functional areas are separated by lightweight concrete bricks. Doorways are simply chiseled walls and broken bricks are laid there without further discarding. The 'incomplete process' strengthens the sense of possibility within the room.
An office space is not only an actual space to run affairs but also a spiritual arena where possibilities are incubated.