The flagship retailer of the Spanish slab model Techsize is positioned in a avenue park of Nanjing the place the distinctive and highly effective architectural silhouette could be seen vaguely by way of the woods. Tech is for expertise and innovation, and Dimension stands for the pursuit of breaking boundaries.
By way of the design of the constructing façade and inside house, shopper hopes to indicate the model’s final pursuit of dwelling aesthetics, highlighting the model’s philosophy of “making a dwelling house of your dream”, and additional demonstrating how the stone, a non-renewable pure aspect, has been made to understand sustainability and completely combine man with nature and aesthetics.
The method of forming rock slabs is grinding and extracting the pure uncooked stone, then present process particular processes corresponding to urgent and excessive temperature, and ultimately nirvana. The designer attracts inspiration from this course of, and thru abstraction, transforms the unique stone that has undergone the baptism of time into an expression of the attribute of house.
The façade is predominantly clad in slabs. On the entrance, a slender colonnade helps the magnificent extensive eaves, whereas the massive glass wall on the south and east elevations significantly mitigates the heavy massing of the darkish slabs.
Darkish gray slabs are the principle composition of the first-floor façade, interspersed with various horizontally layered slabs, that are set in an orderly method, as if to inform the story of the formation of slab. The clashes of ‘line and floor’, ‘mild and heavy’, ‘clear and dense’, convey a steadiness to the façade hidden beneath the battle, which is extraordinarily dramatic.
The cascading slabs prolong from the façade into the inside and grow to be one of many predominant parts all through the showroom. It may be a backdrop for a big digital display screen, a display screen, a partition, a ornament, or the product itself.
A heavy black spiral staircase leads up right into a dome. When somebody emerges by way of a semi-circular gap, then he can see the dome in its entirety, sheets of rounded-corner sq. slabs, about 6 mm thick, are layered on the floor of the dome in a sure color sample, resembling the easily layered feathers of a hen, therefore the identify ‘feather wall’. The feather wall not solely serves as an area divider, but in addition as a product show wall the place clients can see the totally different colors and textures of the merchandise immediately.
When it comes to useful division, the designers have adopted a multi-group spatial structure to mix show, expertise, communication and work. The bottom ground of the showroom is principally divided right into a show space, an open working space and a gathering space with a bar, primarily for the occasional buyer occasions and design sharing classes.
Transferring inwards alongside the glass façade, you may see a ‘sq. field’, which is the start of a revolving staircase. The black stones on the ground, the shadows of bushes and water behind the cut-outs on the partitions, and the large slabs suspended above, all mix nature within the sq. field. The designers have additionally created two open working areas exterior the sq. field, which will also be used for receptions.
The primary ground is split by the dome-shaped ‘feather wall’, the inside containing a convention room and a extra secluded workplace. The outside is a product show space, exhibiting the totally different makes use of of slabs in numerous areas corresponding to dwelling rooms and kitchens.
Supply: Inside Zine