Works Appreciation
  • The Sky Residence
    The Sky Residence Old Shanghai The main concept of this project is creating an old Shanghai theme by a contemporary design approach; the design contains many feminine elements to make the whole concept more attractive. This 2-stories apartment with 2 balconies is located at top of the building. For the layout it has divided into 2 main spaces: public and private. The 1st floor is more public with entrance, dining/living area, kitchen, maid’s room and balconies. The 2nd floor considers as a private area with a family room and 3 bedrooms. In both floors, the full-length windows fill most of the areas feeding off the interior with natural lights, ocean view and city skyline. Next to the living room, there is the big balcony that design as a relaxing area with jacuzzi, seating area and a decorative horse facing the outstanding view. The “Horse” element has continued showing at many spaces of the interior. According to Chinese culture, the symbol of the horse has a great deal of meaning and history, it represents power, success, nobility and luck. In the living area, the focal point is the red female painting on the wall, combing a great amount of flowers all over the space to enhance the feminine feeling and to layer the space. In order to achieve the design goal, the design style, color and decorations are mostly related to 1930s Shanghai era. The designer had also set up the newest smart home system to be technology modern within the retro Shanghai theme space.

  • Kubo Fitness Club
    This is a LOFT full of city power. There are tall indoor spaces and unexpected innovations and space transformation. Project Description: The design inspiration of this project comes from the bridge pier. The pier builds up the ring line in the city, which represents strength, hard, pure and simple. More time emphasizes the pressure and boring of people's life in the city. It needs a way to produce a kind of lifestyle of the contemporary people. The space arrangement of Kubo Fitness Club is suitable in size, showing a rare sense of order and beauty. It is related to the control of the hue of the advanced grey and piano black. It is related to the material of mixed soil, plastic steel, cement brick and steel net, which is related to the new sports space that the young people want.

  • Sukhavati
    Up the stairs, a golden bear on the glass is peeping up on the glass. This is the blue bear created by Lawrence Argent in Denver Convertion Center in the United States. It is interesting to break the monotony of the corridor. The two light guides the entrance of two different regions. The left is the design department, designers raised the floor of the office area, hanging over the lamps and lanterns which can adjust the light color temperature and brightness according to the functional requirements. The following will be used as the storage room and the equipment, not only rich in the room and the equipment. The level of space, and the problem of acceptance. On the right is a completely white space made up of three separate spaces, and the center of vision is a multifunctional wooden box, the enclosure of which is in the form of a rectangular tube grille.

    In a showroom named "HOLFMANN", the designer also created a mysterious and fancy scene for six special crystal lamps, just like the Zone X in "Annihilation". Unlike the place of annihilation as depicted in the film, you'll find fascinating exotic symbiosis in different locations from different angles.In view of the characteristics of six crystal lamps, "HOLFMANN" is divided into 6 different functional areas by the delicately designed wall. Acting as both a host and a guest, each lamp gives the information to guide the viewer forward in each independent space. All bearing structure in the space was hidden in the wall. The brass finish with hand-made corrugated texture forms a wonderful sense of flow with light and shadow, as if the biological texture of the micro world linking the sky and the earth to spread vitality everywhere. The inlay of diamond surface in the cracks of wall and the built-in variable lamp belt conceals the gorgeous galaxy of the vast universe in it. The turquoise marble and sparkling crystal diamonds enhance the role of lighting creates a great energy field which is gaining momentum to show. While the free-curving wall functions as a spatial partition, it can also be seen as an independent artwork in space. Between the real and the imaginary, the surface of engraved copper wall provides the subliminal displacement guidance for the viewers who step into the space. Combined with the gorgeous agglomeration light effect of the main lamp of each area, a natural and smooth moving line comes out.

  • Tilt Series Bedroom furniture
    Tilt bed is made of oak and cotton string. Cotton string gives a possibility of soft feeling also a structure for the bed. The Tilt bed and nightstand use the element of "tilt"

  • Forest Villa
    location: Huzhou, Zeijizhang, China designer: Joerg Lonkwitz and team project type: Guesthouse for Hotel or Private Use description: 400sqm sized Guesthouse including a car park space and lift lobby in L1, Lobby, open kitchen, living room, terrace, guest toilet and one bedroom on L2, on L3 4 bedrooms with one bathroom each. The design is inspired by the location and the bamboo forest in which the villa stands. the hill is sliced up and the "forest" in form of spiral containing wooden longitudinal elements wrapped around. So the forest goes inside out and the spiral forms the circulation and organisational element in the floorplan. KEYWORD Boutique Hotel, Residence, Villa

  • Maui Pops
    Client: Popsicle store located in Maui Harbor Shops center (Maui island, Hawaii). The project has been initiated by the development company USAI Investments (Dallas, TX). Challenge: We had to develop brand concept and build the complex identity along with the interior design of the first outlet in the chain. Brand identity & interior design Branding was developed along with interior design — the core idea is a mixture of ethnic motives in a contemporary look and a colorful palette that suits bright Hawaiian spirit. The style started growing into something fun - new moves, fonts and other graphic solutions were added. The main Maui Pops character — the Tiki — meets the visitors inside the shop. He is a part of a phrase that combines words with symbols. We’ve added juicy fruit signs that demonstrate the variety of popsicle flavors. And the exit is through the gift shop as usual!

  • Let the Music do the Talking
    Every young man has dreamed of being in a rock band. The inspiration of this home comes from the client’s love of music. The designer brings in fun and whimsical elements to make this home resemble a music recording studio, letting the owner live his dream. Concealed doors are used in the entrance hall to create a white canvas for displaying the owner’s favorite movie posters. As you move into the living room, you are greeted by the owner’s impressive music console, the centerpiece of this space. A raised working platform allows the owner to be in the producer seat and provides plenty of shelfing space for his collection. The designer plays with different types of lighting to give the space a warm and fun feel. Ambient lighting along the ceiling and floor casts a warm glow. The aesthetic ceiling lamp above the dining room brings in a whimsical element. Large floor to ceiling windows allows in natural light. Even in the bedroom, the designer uses a folding headboard, allowing additional light to shine through when retracted. Let the Music do the Talking Playful Contemporary

  • GuangZhou Er Sha Island Future Education Hall
    Guangzhou ersha island future education center is located in the central city of guangzhou island, is a rich cultural flavor of the island. This project belongs to a high-end international kindergarten, is located in the ersha island cubic commercial buildings of the third floor, near the pearl river, standing on the balcony you can see the pearl river, is surrounded by green trees around, little traffic coming and going, the environment quiet and comfortable. Round view indoor space, lobby modelling is contracted, appear drop is easy, add furniture to use color simple and elegant, point dyeing gives capacious space feeling, reveal uncommon air. All space laid grain outstanding wood floor board, add a natural breath more, combine the green tree of outdoor space, make whole more comfortable freehand brushwork. Balcony by the designer to modify the outdoor flowers, jungle feel moved into the park, has become a child a small recreational area, children and teachers from the classroom li carefree belvedere, enjoy the freehand brushwork and peace. In addition, stylist begins from detail place, add rich simple sense for children toilet, bring natural and rich visual effect of administrative levels, playfulness is dye-in-the-wood.

  • DiamondreaM Rongqiao
    DiamondreaM Rongqiao is located in the Art Mall Art commercial space of rongqiao center in the northern CBD of minjiang river, fuzhou. It is located between modern modern modern writing buildings. Open the entrance of the library, a proper industrial wind atmosphere space. The designer combines oak and metal elements with polished concrete floors. Simple modeling full of modern industrial feeling but not cold. There is not too much color accumulation, brown steel plate, oak material bookshelf table and chair is full of low-key calm temperament, tactility strives for simplicity primitive. This kind of uncut jade to return true simple sense, can make you immerse in the space of this artistic feature in a minute. The condole line that feels agile and agile is acted the role of art of ceiling lamp iron art is acted the role of, there is not a redundant element below luxuriant. In one corner, there is an open dining bar and reading leisure area. Transparent glass allows light to increase the transparency of the whole room, embedding a wider field of vision and a more spacious reading experience for a limited reading space. The subtle taste buds in the mellow aroma of coffee create a comfortable, practical and relaxing reading atmosphere. After work, they brew unexpected inspirations and surprises. Interior design is restrained and restrained, with simplicity winning over complexity. Deserve to deserve to act the role of furnishings accumulate the handwork memory, incomparable design feeling and interesting sex spilled precious peaceful gas. Warm yellow lights are bright and clear but not distant. At the corner of the library, there was art, and there was poetry in the air.

    DESIGN CHALLENGES: How to unify 6 disparate buildings, and retain the spirit of the Hutong, yet modernize it? Beijing has always been known as the grounded/solemn capital of heritage and culture. With VUE Houhai Beijing Hotel, we present an alternative take on what Beijing can offer: one that is more light-hearted; with a keen interest in tradition but not afraid to transcend it in a contemporary way. Completed in October 2017, VUE Hotel is what new luxury can be: whimsical, well-detailed and unapologetically forward-looking with a culturally inspired twist, particularly appealing to the Chinese consumer who’s more receptive to other definitions of high-end lifestyle experiences. The hotel comprises of 6 disparate quasi-historic buildings from 1950’s, adaptively reused as an 80-room boutique hotel with a 50-seater café, a 190-seater signature restaurant and a 50-seater rooftop bar. The challenge was: how to treat a pseudo-heritage building, i.e. to catalogue Chinese architectural heritage, yet not pass them off as genuinely old relics? In addition, how best to unify the diverse collection of 6 buildings, their interiors, and the landscape, to provide hotel guests with a cohesive experience? And how to retain the spirit of the hutong, and essence of traditional Chinese architecture, yet modernise it? OUR 1ST BIG IDEA: Unifying the buildings and landscape and interiors with 2 design devices VUE is a rare example of adaptive reuse in China. Typically, heritage spaces are torn down for something brand-new, or preserved as frozen artifacts in time. However, we decided to draw from the old, yet radically update it by recasting it in new light; to provide a continuum, rather than a mere moment in time. Firstly, the 6 buildings were made to conceptually “fade into the background” by draping them with charcoal grey paint, upon which key architectural details were highlighted in a contemporary gold patina. This treatment suggests an informal “cataloguing” of key architectural details, drawing a distinction between the historical and contemporary. Secondly, we united the buildings & interiors by applying a visual baseline throughout the compound. The traditional “cracked ice-ray” pattern, derived from the imagery of a frozen lake starting to crack, is traditionally used to adorn the open portion of timber doors. The design attempts to transcend traditional Chinese culture, by taking a 2D ornamental pattern and applying it in a 3D way to the reception, guestrooms, corridors, courtyards and water features. OUR 2ND BIG IDEA: A new way to see Chinese luxury “VUE” in French means “view” or “a way to see” and we believe VUE provides a fresh way of “seeing” hospitality design, offering whimsicality and authenticity to increasingly sophisticated Chinese consumers. VUE’s flagship hotel is nestled amongst narrow Hutong alleyways in the heart of Beijing, and strives to transcend it with a contemporary, surprising twist. The narrative drew inspiration from the lake’s animal inhabitants, imagining that VUE’s presence magically/anthropomorphically transforms the foxes/rabbits/deer, to become human-like. Like tourists, these animals begin to curiously explore the hotel. These whimsical art installations dotted throughout the compound present a fresh way “to view” conventional opulent Chinese luxury. True to its social nature, guests enter the buzzy FAB café fronting the Hutong street, before reaching the reception. The Pink Rabbit Restaurant & Moon Bar, features 2 larger-than-life kissing pink rabbits on its roof. The exposed metal & wood trusses, open display kitchen, lounge seating paired with a feature bar, contribute to the overall upbeat vibe. The rooftop Moon Bar/Jacuzzi pool offer a treetop alfresco experience, with full views to the picturesque Houhai lake. One provocative recurring design gesture in VUE’s guestrooms is the two-toned spatial division where it’s as if the external “view” or light entering through the window, subdivides the room. RESPONSE: In the short time it’s been open, the response has been positive, with the Chinese (or china based) consumer now more open minded and receptive to other definitions of high-end lifestyle experiences; specifically, they look for authenticity and innovation. With expansion planned for multiple properties in key cities across China, the VUE Hotel brand is pioneered by Wu Hai, CEO of VUE Hotels (founder of the Crystal Orange Hotel) and created by MOD; our studio is responsible for the holistic strategy, branding and all aspects of design & art creation. VUE Houhai is the first Member of Design HotelsTM in Beijing. AWARDS: VUE Hotel has been awarded “Best Hotel” by Modern Decoration, China, 2017, with jury citing, that the hotel presented an alternative take on what Beijing can offer, one that is more light-hearted, whimsical and with a keen interest in tradition but isn’t afraid to transcend it in a contemporary way. VUE was also named an overall Winner at AHEAD Asia’s 2018 Awards, beating other finalists in its category for “Best Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces”. The jury said that it was clever to apply the traditional two-dimensional “cracked ice-ray” pattern, in a three-dimensional way, to the landscape, reception & restaurant, tying it all together. Jury Citation: “VUE Hotel’s compound comprises a series of disparate quasi-historic buildings from the 1950s. Conceptually, the design harnesses all leftover space between each building, tying the compound into a single holistic experience. These spaces have been treated with an ice-ray lattice pattern, inspired by traditional Chinese screens. Meanwhile, the hotel’s planting and trees respond to the seasons and in summer, the courtyards and rooftop bar will become shrouded in thick, green foliage, while winter will see bare branches frame the sky

    HUAXIANG CHURCH COMMUNITY CENTRE Fuzhou, China, 2015 - 2018 A Memory from the Past, a Hope for the Future: When Fuzhou’s Huaxiang Church was built in 1938, its steeple was the only vertical structure emerging from an ocean of traditional Ming-style residences. During the last three decades, however, the city centre of Fuzhou has undergone a dramatic process of urbanization, and the picturesque skyline with its characteristic roofs has almost entirely vanished. Today, the little church finds itself at the bottom of a veritable maze of shopping malls and office blocks. In dire need for additional spaces the congregation of Huaxiang decided to build a supporting community centre on a plot of land adjacent to the historical building. In the Eye of The Storm: The challenges imposed on the project were extraordinary: Firstly, the functional and spatial requirements were conflicting with height and area restrictions imposed by the heritage authority onto the historically protected area. Secondly, surrounded by obstacles on all sides, the building would hardly be visible from the public streets. Thirdly, the adjacency to the old church and an uncommunicative environment of buildings high and low, modern and traditional, Eastern and Western, demanded a clear attitude regarding the relationship of old and new architecture. HARMONIOUS EVOLUTION - Rethinking tradition and giving it new meaning: Our design convinced client and government authorities alike as it harmonizes such imbalances by adopting the role of an urban mediator: Subtly folding its contours and modulating its vertical development in a continuous up-and-down movement, the volume is visually scaled down into fragments, allowing this seven-times larger structure to relate in proportion and silhouette to the tiny church at its side. The fragments decrease in height the closer they are to the historic building, showcasing its bell tower and evoking the impression of an organically grown skyline. The community centre’s fa?ade is finished in red granite similar to the old church – tumbled down to smooth pebbles and applied to the walls using a pebble dash technique once typical for the local architecture and now almost entirely forgotten. In a religious sense, this infinitude of pebbles translates into matter the dual nature of the word “Church”, which refers not only to the single building itself, but also to the sum of all individual Christians which compose it. On a human level, it gives the Community Centre a haptic quality, warm and comforting to the human hand and always provoking a smile on the faces of adults and children who touch it. Functionally, the organization of the building corresponds to the client’s needs by providing a range of multifunctional spaces. As a central piece of this strategy, the roof top areas are conceived as publicly accessible open-air amphitheatres allowing the community to hold outdoor assemblies or enjoy being elevated from the worries of the world below. Seen from the neighbouring buildings, however, it constitutes a dramatic stage of urban proportions, upon which the community shares its joy with the city. The new community centre therefore embodies a change in the congregation’s attitude: from an isolated venue in an urban backstreet situation, to a community that now wants to open its heart to the world, reach out and make a positive contribution to the city! Only a few months after completion the roofscape has already become a popular hang- out place for the youth and serves as viewing platform from which locals and tourists enjoy an unobstructed view onto the city’s historic district.

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