The project abstracts the wine world in a fashion that the space is created as a formal changer using circumferences as the leitmotive and materials that are related to this imaginary. The process that the project used is the juxtaposition of several ribs, that are atomized in both directions, creating a lineal space reminding the antique vaults. Therefore, the different situations appear organically such as the counter, tasting table and exhibition-sale space in consonance with the materials used such as wood, stone and the mirror reflections atmosphere.
One of the largest commercial centers in Sofia attracts attention with futuristic interior space, in white and green. Its laconic design, based on pure geometric shapes, is in sharp contrast to the visual environment around. This is the newest realized project of DA Architects - bank offices, focused on digital service. The studio wins competition for a new identity of the branches of DSK Bank, offering a comprehensive concept of interior design related with the use of new technologies in banking.
In an old village in the picturesque area of Jiangnan, southern China, the design studio was commissioned the interior renovation of a cultural museum and a folk inn, enhancing the local tradition of brick klin production. The project is located in the old canal town of Zhu Jiadian, west of Jin Xi, where there can be still found more than ten ancient brick klins from the Ming and Quing dynasty. For project materials' using,the designer chose native materials such as brick and bamboo, breakthrough combining and matching to embody modernity of design while return to simplicity of material.
The design of this project has an unique approach to use the Metal Mesh as the solution for practical and aesthetics purpose. The translucent Metal Mesh creates a layer of curtain which can blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor space- the gray space. The depth of space created by the translucent curtain creates a rich level of spatial quality. The polished stainless steel Metal Mesh varies under different weather conditions and different period of a day. The reflection and translucency of the Mesh with elegant landscape creates a calm Chinese style ZEN space.
A library designed by a huge bookshelf with a curved line like the flow of a river, named "BOOK RIVER". The bookshelf changes various heights, becomes a seat, becomes a counter, or encloses a space like a wall. Big holes in the bookshelf, it becomes a tunnel, a window, a space like a capsule. This space has made various relationships between books and people, and created rich communication.
In the designer's view of point, we may reject any form of theory or opinion, however, we can't refuse the potential influence from the architectural and interior environment that we live in. It seems "what do you want to convey" is more significant than to argue "what it is". So except for the form and style of the restaurant, the more challenging part is to convey the spirit of Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine.
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