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Light Waterfall

The reception center is mainly for business purpose, so the owner hopes itsshape and stylewill be eye-catching by using the play of materials and lights in design. Water is the theme in this case. The architectural design conveys the relation of water, architecture and nature by a transparent concept.

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Zhongnan Mansion

This project is a part of hangzhou zhongnan project, which is a residential community. The designer adopts an abstract approach in the interior design while combining the fantastic natural beauty of Hangzhou aiming at to create an atmosphere of one flower, one scenery and one step, one story. Lighting is the key design of this case. Particular design approach is adopted to create a warm atmosphere. The designer outlines structure of the space and make the overall space full of sense of art.

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WUHAN WUSHANG MALL CINEMA 9F

The designers adopted the rotating motion of film reels as the theme of this cinema. Huge round plates with 2.8 meter diameter are arranged across the ceiling to form an enormous ceiling feature. The wood pattern and the lighting effect together create a sense of movement and suspension, resembling film reels frozen in the midst of rotation. In the auditorium, ceiling and walls are covered with small brown discs made from sound absorbing panels, as if film reels flying towards the audience.

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Twisting

This is a design work displayed in the exhibition. It is positioned as a Lounge bar and its styling is conceptual. Designers wanted to create a different “prototype” in a way other than the traditional way by exploring different possibilities of the bar with futurist feeling. The design is inspired by the winding and intertwining concept. All the inspirations emerge in the moment and twist together to form a new design idea. Therefore, it is named "twisting". The space is formed by twisting structures, making the overall styling become very artistic, blending and independent.

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Playoho

PLAYOHO Art Pavilion comprises of 28 nos. of circular rings on columns with different materials and characters which moves in wind and cast shadows on ground. It creates a free public space for citizens to stop their hectic pace, stay, and hang around freely. Appreciating the skylight and wind. It encourages the public to slow down and rest on the lawn and have a moment of free play, or doing nothing practically but watching the wind move the rings.

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MODERN LODGE

Inspired by the owner's creative process of capturing an experience with a still photo, the house is two simple platonic forms - one resting on the other - pulled apart to create an aperture to the lake. The view is revealed once you enter the house, leaving the city behind and immersing yourself in lake living. The main public space is a wood clad, two-story volume filled with light and the lake view. This is contrasted by a crisp, white stucco volume housing the private functions. Large boulders unearthed during construction connect the house to the land, otherwise leaving the lot natural.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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