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Blufish Cafe Yingke / SODA Architects

Blufish Cafe Yingke / SODA Architects
interior projection. Image © Xiyu Chen
interior projection. Image © Xiyu Chen

interior. Image © Xiyu Chen seating. Image © Xiyu Chen seating. Image © Xiyu Chen projection. Image © Xiyu Chen + 15

Chaoyang, China
  • Architects: SODA Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 28.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018
  • Photographs Photographs: Xiyu Chen
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Gerontology Research Group
  • Contractor

    Beijing Meiwu Construction Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Video Artist

    Yazhou
  • Client

    Blufish
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outside. Image © Xiyu Chen
outside. Image © Xiyu Chen

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Sanlitun area, the Blufish Yingke is a coffee shop in the daytime and a bar in the evening. SODA Architects combines physical spatial morphologies with virtual dynamic images, allowing the atmosphere of the space to be changed over time.

interior. Image © Xiyu Chen
interior. Image © Xiyu Chen

During the daytime, the pure and elegant white setting provides a quiet place for the busy people to take a rest here. As the night falls, the swaying corals and the swimming fish become the protagonists.

analysis diagram
analysis diagram

The dynamic waves solidify into a static GRG surface. This surface, from the ceiling to the wall, all in one piece, wrapping the entire space. We invited a professional sculpture production team to complete the GRG surface in order to achieve the perfect final effect.

seating. Image © Xiyu Chen
seating. Image © Xiyu Chen

The image of coral and fish is attached to the surface of the white GRG by projection, as if the sea waves are moving freely.

GIF. Image © Xiyu Chen
GIF. Image © Xiyu Chen
projection. Image © Xiyu Chen
projection. Image © Xiyu Chen

When the dynamic image is projected onto the concave and convex surface, its visual effect reproduces the optical distortion caused by the refraction, which makes the underwater scenery vivid.

projection. Image © Xiyu Chen
projection. Image © Xiyu Chen

As the day and night come and go, this 30 square meter space switches itself between cafe and bar. The pure white background and the amazing images endue the space emotions, that makes the space changeable and fascinating.

interior white. Image © Xiyu Chen
interior white. Image © Xiyu Chen

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Address: No. 2 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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About this office
Cite: "Blufish Cafe Yingke / SODA Architects" 18 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/911627/blufish-cafe-yingke-soda-architects-soda-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
interior projection. Image © Xiyu Chen

布鱼咖啡盈科店 / SODA建筑事务所

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