21 Cake Headquarters / People’s Architecture Office

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Architects: People’s Architecture Office (He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng)
Location: Legend Town Creative Industry Park, Ciyunsi Bridge, Chaoyang District,
Design Team: Liu Xiujuan, Liang Shaoyi, Chen Yixuan, Emily Kwak, Cui Yujing
Project Year: 2012
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Project Area: 457.0 sqm
Client: 21 Cake

The design for the headquarters of 21 Cake, a popular gourmet cake franchise, relies on the interaction of the three primary colors: red, yellow and blue.  Selected walls of the office, namely those along circulation areas, are made of laminated colored glass. These glass panels of primary colors are ‘layered’ to create a full spectrum of changing colors.

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As one walks through the spaces of the office, changing vantage points in combination with natural and artificial light and reflections produce dramatic effects.  A double height central atrium topped with a skylight brings in light through the layers of color along the staircase and glass bridge on the second floor.

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Conference tables and mobile work tables are designed and produced by our sister company People’s Industrial Design Office.

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