China Railway World Expo City Conference Center as the landmark building of the whole expo city, the whole building is shaped by irregular silk streamline, which conforms to the elegant shape of silk belt and is supplemented by a large-span steel structure. Westin Hotel is a part of this project, which undertake the functions of reception and residence. Designers introduce the concept of city living room into the interior, and incorporate the characteristics of the Qingdao ocean into it. It reflects the streamline shape like the ocean wave.
When bubbles meet the ceiling, why do the bubbles burst, instead of the ceiling bursts? In children's world, one feels the urge to protect the beauty of their senses and imagination! Instinctual character is far more important than a contrived personality. First, Hele should not look childish. Rather, it should convey an impression of professionalism. Second, interiors should reflect how children feel, as opposed to the constrained and rigid style of traditional teaching environments. Third, the center should be a place that fosters art for the entire city.
In the design of the sales office, the designer has followed the cultural context and innovated beyond expectation, and achieved a balance between the historical tradition and modern life. Neat square shape and graceful round shape are typical Chinese design elements which help to create an elegant and peaceful atmosphere. While simple black and white highlight the elegance of the space. Wooden furniture and soft white fabrics complement each other, interpreting the elegance of traditional Chinese style in a modern way.
It is a simple, elegant, natural, unadorned, and quiet place. It represents an abstract image, a feeling, a spirit. It integrates the temperament and interests of literati with their practical demands. The natural elegance in the space turns into a subtle rhythm, which can arouse meditation on life and bring comfort on soul along with the changing of lights and shadows.
Inspired by the tide of Qiantang River, the design created a flexible and dynamic space with modern skills. Water elements were applied in the art gallery. With the gurgling river pattern on the suspended ceiling, the glistening lights, the water texture on the wall and floor as well as the romantic art decorations, it reappears the Qiantang River in the space.
The Skull Lounge design was inspired by industrial workspaces, abandoned warehouses and post-apocalyptic movie. The idea was to create a detailed interior concept that proudly displays the building materials that many try to conceal. It’s about adding a raw, unfinished design look mixed with a touch of comfort. The subspaces were inspired by fire camps, to bring some intimity in such a huge space and to create a more relaxed atmosphere and add a sense of homeliness to the environment.