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Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu

  • 01:00 - 19 June, 2012
Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu
Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    深圳市人民政府 Fuzhong 3rd Rd, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architects

    Studio Pei-Zhu
  • Principal Architect

    Pei Zhu
  • Design Team

    Xiaoming Zeng, Fan He, Jun Ke, Chongxia Jiao, Xiao Yin, Si Li
  • Structure Consultant

    Xueyi Fu
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

  

The inspiration for the project comes from both the location being close to the bay and from the needs of the program, a surreal space for design exhibitions. The Oct design museum focuses mainly on fashion shows, product design, and conceptual automotive shows.

 The goal was to create a space that is surreal to the subject matter but also transcendental in surrounding and feeling. The design of the interior relies on a continuous white curving surface that casts no shadows and has no depth.

The result is a surreal borderless space that seems to go on into the infinite, similar to the feeling of a James Turrell installation. The effect is like being in a cloudor dense fog. The building becomes a blank surreal background, with only small triangular windows scattered randomly, as if they were birds in flight. 

Typically an automobile looks very heavy but in this limitless space it becomes weightless, letting its curves, shadows, and intense colors become the focal point of the show. The first floor of the building holds the entry lobby and café, while the second and third is mainly exhibition space. Storage space is spread out evenly through the floors, with movable walls allow the exhibition spaces to be very flexible in scale and function.

The exterior form of the building is a direct reflection of the continuous curving space inside. The smooth organic form has a similar surreal yet transcendental effect when seen outside in its urban setting. 

Set into its landscape, the building’s form seems to float above the ground, as if it was not from this planet. Being 300 meters from the ocean, we took inspiration in the smooth stones found along the beach. It is like a purely smooth stone castin to a no verly saturate durban setting.

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32 Comments

BG · August 18, 2016

I wonder how its so well lit inside with so few windows

Leonardo · May 20, 2014

This is not a museum. It's a sales center that you cannot even enter unless you have 10 million yuan to invest

chidimma · April 16, 2013

wow!have u checked out unec in university of nigeria

eager · February 18, 2013

what is the outter construction material called ??

Mathias Thiel · June 21, 2012

Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu http://t.co/DIN45gLr #design #museum #ufo

Die Gastronomen · June 20, 2012

Oct Design Museum #architecture http://t.co/4atIQTHn

Patricia Barcala D. · June 20, 2012

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Lao Y · June 20, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu http://t.co/kxol3eHU #architecture

Andy Aviña · June 20, 2012

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Emily Jane Davies · June 20, 2012

Beautiful just beautiful http://t.co/fVbpYGnc #architecture

Walt · June 20, 2012

"...Typically an automobile looks very heavy but in this limitless space it becomes weightless, letting its curves, shadows, and intense colors become the focal point of the show."

Perhaps, image please.

Alvaro Corral · June 20, 2012

Arte para mostrar Arte... http://t.co/ZrUc8fqd

William Wehbe · June 20, 2012

Oct Design Museum: Studio Pei-Zhu | ArchDaily: Creating a #BorderlessSpace http://t.co/klSLK2LD via @archdaily #CoolArchitecture #HotStuff

Pierre · June 19, 2012

...it's empty!

JK · June 19, 2012 11:08 PM

It's not empty! There's dramatic triangle lights and moody people walking quickly away from the photographer. Modern art.

Davide Maria Zema · June 19, 2012

Bei giochi di luce e di illuminazione.
http://t.co/yWdzyj75

Jasem Nadoum · June 19, 2012

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RoyalPlaza on Scotts · June 19, 2012

Oct Design Museum #architecture http://t.co/4atIQTHn

Alessio Primavera · June 19, 2012

Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu http://t.co/tSx2L810 something pure and rich despite crisis

james · June 19, 2012

cool, though pretty inhuman.

Aquarius Zodiac · June 19, 2012

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ARQUITECTITIS · June 19, 2012

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Ardiansyah · June 19, 2012

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up_today_arch · June 19, 2012

Nice! Inside and outside, everywhere is very clean style!

sam Loso · June 19, 2012

This is strikingly similar to the "egg" in Albany, New York.

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