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 Lifestyle Design

Lifestyle Design

Lifestyle Design featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

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Chengdu NBD Centre

Being the first development in this new financial district. To maximise frontage towards the Jinjiang River, the design pushed the twin tower toward the north western corner of the site allowing visual connection to Jiaozi Park. Below ground the design allowed multiple pedestrian connection to the adjacent plots and metro lines. It is divided into 3 distinctive sections, Below Ground, Podium and Main Towers all interconnected by pockets of public realm. A large sunken civic plaza draws visitors to the ground level where multi-level linkages take visitors to retail and cultural attraction.

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Xi'an Qujiang Art Center

The project faces such a traffic pulse, the aechitect preset such a scene. The building is like a glass exhibit which is held in the air, forming an unique visual sign beside the urban road. The activities in the exhibition hall also become part of the exhibition, attracting people to enter the site and to feel the narrative of design. Then browsing itself also becomes part of the show. The planning and design of the project also runs the thinking of urban design, which break trough the existing city grid.

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The Ring

The Ring in Chongqing is a ground-breaking ecological retail destination featuring one of China's largest indoor botanic gardens. A first of its kind for the city, the interior design intertwines retail, nature, culture and experience and comes to life with a 42 meter tall botanical garden, interactive sports and culture, and a creative tenant mix. The power of biophilia and nature is front and center, pushing the agenda forward for retail design.

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DC 3

Inspired by the DC 3 aircraft, the stool's concept refers to the aerodynamic lines of the monoplane. Using boards of plywood through a precision cutting process that reveals the different lines of each layer, the DC 3 stool has a structural support that becomes a pleasant visual detail. The stool with a sculptural design finds in the apparent edges a way to highlight its lines. There are many ways to interact with the piece. Some might have it as a sculpture ou decoration piece, some might use it as a side table or foot rest or even for its orginal purpose: as a stool.

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Huanghesong Theatre

The whole space is based on white and yellow, which is more fashionable and international. The entrance space continues the water in the sky device. On the one hand, the shape of the top of the hall and the decorative column originates from the elements of the book page, which symbolizes the culture, and the Central Plains culture is an important source of Chinese culture. Taking the book as the shape vividly highlights the profound and long origin of regional culture.

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1x3

1x3 is inspired by interlocking burr puzzles. It is both - a piece of furniture and a brain teaser. All parts stay together without the need of any fixtures. The interlocking principle involves only sliding movements giving a very fast assembly process and making 1x3 appropriate for frequent change of place. The level of difficulty depends not on dexterity but mostly on spatial vision. Instructions are provided in case the user needs help. The name - 1x3 is a mathematical expression that represents the logic of the wooden structure - one element type, three pieces of it.

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