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Dreams-Chasing Life & Art Showroom / AD ARCHITECTURE

  • 21:00 - 9 March, 2019
Dreams-Chasing Life & Art Showroom / AD ARCHITECTURE
© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinhong Road, Longhu District, Shantou City, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Cheaf Designer

    Peihe Xie
  • Design Team

  • Construction Team

    AD CONSTRUCTION
  • Main materials

    concrete, white latex paint, black latex paint, plastic flooring
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

"In the gray space, a red gyro rotates at a high speed around the center fulcrum. The gravitational force at the edge continues to be generated and resists the center support. Gaze in the endless rotation causes people to fall into the abyss of dreams, mysterious, dark and overlapping...", everyone has a dream, which is an illusory yet real experience. Dreams provide more space for people to think about infinity, transcending the boundaries of real space, chasing, exploring and conquering in dreams while looking backward at the self and superego in personality. Perhaps it is also an encouragement for people to contemplate in real life. And that’s why we call it Dreams-Chasing.

© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

The project is located inside a mall in the suburbs. Space is mainly targeted for displaying furniture and mattresses. The designer defines it as life & art showroom. The site is a narrow rectangular space in the east-west direction, with a standard column grid structure and evenly distributed windows on the north and south walls, resulting in a single spatial form. Based on the ingenious conception of space, the designer pushes the background of the project to the edge of the dream, and explores the diverse meanings of showroom space under the condition of limited space structure through the concept of “taking objects as reality, space as virtual, and dreams as the world”.

© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

Space is virtual. In fact, in the virtual state, the narratives are allowed not to be presented in the order of events. To avoid a single linear space form, the design opens the non-load-bearing partition wall that combines the structure from the very beginning. A simple and pure geometrical form is interspersed in the framework of structure, and the original space is decomposed and reconstructed, creating spaces of different shapes and interconnections, both inside and outside, thus the boundaries of space are blurred.

Dreams-Chasing Life & Art Showroom / AD ARCHITECTURE, © Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

By refining the volume of the form, the versatile geometry functions as a division of space while independent from the space. The arc-shaped form adds fun to the space that is filled with tension, and the missing hole not only implies the beginning of each unknown space but also allows the spaces to penetrate each other. A sloping wall seems to point to an unknown edge. Under the superposition of multiple forms and spaces, the viewers are guided into a world between dream and reality. Space is no longer limited to displaying, instead, it is a space that can be perceived, thus generating subjective experience and memory.

Geometric forms. Image Courtesy of AD ARCHITECTURE
Geometric forms. Image Courtesy of AD ARCHITECTURE

Objects as reality. From spatial memory to empathy, objects are the spiritual carrier of life, the viewers' token in space, and the continuation of emotions, presented in the form of freedom, revealing life in space and returning to the essence of life.

© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

Take dreams as the world, where the viewers are in self-observation.

© Yun Ouyang
© Yun Ouyang

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Cite: "Dreams-Chasing Life & Art Showroom / AD ARCHITECTURE" 09 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/912621/dreams-chasing-life-and-art-showroom-ad-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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