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AD Architecture Office in Shantou

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14 Jul 2018

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong

Architects: AD Architecture

Location: Shantou, Guangdong, China

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong, China

English text (scroll down for Chinese):

AD ARCHITECTURE Office–Penetrating Perception, Concealing Power

Background Summary

Whether it is day or night, the experience brought by space is full of endless possibilities, and we see it as the perceptual power that we always pursue. AD ARCHITECTURE has been insisting on the concept of abandoning designs that are over complicated, and, in order to pursue this kind of perception, we designed our own office as a habitat for soul.

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong, China

The office of AD ARCHITECTURE is located in a creative park renovated from an old factory in Shantou. These old houses have witnessed the rise and fall of the city, and with the rapid development and expansion of the city, they are gradually being forgotten or waiting to be rebuilt. Knowing this, we seem to feel their weakness and loneliness, which remind us of the past vitality and unique temperament when we first saw the space.

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong, China

Does it mean the history it told us just ended here? When all the emotions came up, we started to think about it, and we decided to transform it into a space that can represent itself. We perceived the inspiration given by space and listened to it instead of changing it too much. In this design, what we need to do well is to respect the original ideology of space and inject new vitality inside.

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong, China

Perception ∣ Power of the Original Space

In order to pursue the sense of scale brought by large space, we abandoned excessive partitions and adornments, and naturally extended the fusion of original space and new force through the composition of materials. The black paint finishes, cement floors and dark gray steel plates strengthened the consciousness of the original space’s atmosphere.

Without adopting unnecessary process and decoration, the additional built part is applied with industrialized steel and iron materials which corrode naturally as time passes by. It seems that they are showing the essence of strength and beauty. The integrity and uniqueness of each piece of material are respected, and the structure is as simple and direct as possible. All of them are telling the concealing power of the space, which intensifies its original temperament.

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong, China

Functions ∣ Enhance the Sense of Form

Apart from preserving the original structure and satisfying the functional needs in the office, we also added some bold spaces where people can think quietly. Taking the public working area as the core, we created two functional areas to inject new vitality.

The small attic formed by space division enhances the sense of form, and the originally tall space becomes very interesting through the intersection of different volumes. All volumes are seemingly connected without interfering each other, and each space is provided with necessary functions. The whole area is open and comfortable, and the focus is on the regained formal sense. We hope this sense of form can enable designers to open their minds and take every step with courage, and this is the spatial experience we want to bring to every visitor.

AD Architecture Office in Shantou, Guangdong, China

Nature ∣ The Extension of Vitality

The sun is power. We retained the original structure and used a patio and some large windows to express the relationship between people and nature. The sunlight penetrates from the translucent patio and projects on the rusting models, which brings vitality to the interior. The concise large windows unintentionally allow the interior to talk with the exterior, and people would feel pleasant in the space.

Through the refracted light and shadow, we can feel the power of nature. Designers are pursuing their dreams and insisting on design here, and this space frees their imaginations. They can enjoy a quiet moment in this place which no longer just shows its form. Based on the patio’s lighting design, we aimed to create a nearly perfect space. Through the conversation between the patio and the outside, the spatial feeling is enriched and more experiences are provided.

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Lighting ∣ Less is More

Lighting is also a major part of this design. We adhered to the principle of “less is more”, and tried to create light without revealing the lamps. Lighting strips were mostly used in the front desk and office area. The light and shadow in the empty ceiling area refract on the model planes again, which not only avoids deliberately decoration, but also creates a simple atmosphere and good lighting layout. This is exactly what we are following and will follow in design.

Soft Decoration ∣ Artistic Temperament

Soft decoration is a symbol of design in space, and a connection between design culture and life. We selected simple materials as a respond to the space, so that the decorations are connected, and the individual character of the space is reflected.

The small attic is a focal point in the space, where people generate lots of inner ideas every day. At one side of the attic, a large person statue is looking at the door, as if implying the visitors that more things are waiting to be explored in this office. Walking closely, you can see the ball which is made of iron wires is expressing art directly. The wires are interwoven with each other, just like designers’ infinite thoughts. What we strove to do is to combine the artistic language to create a perceptual and powerful working space.

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AD Architecture Office Shantou, Guangdong, China – Building Information

Project Name: AD ARCHITECTURE Office -Penetrating Perception, Concealing Power
Chief Designer: Xie Peihe
Construction company: AD Engineering
Project Location: Shantou, Guangdong, China
Architectural Area: 850 m2
Main Materials: Steels, Matt Black Paints, Cement Floors, Technical Wood Veneers, Transparent Glasses
Completion Time: March, 2018
Photographer: Ouyang Yun

Architects Studio in Guangdong, China

Chinese text:

AD Architecture Shantou, Guangdong


背景概括∣ Background Summary
无论白天或黑夜,空间带来的体验感充满无尽的可能性,我们将它视为内心所追寻感性的力量,不遗不弃。因此这一次,一直坚持摒弃过多繁复设计理念的AD ARCHITECTURE,为了追寻这份感性,将自己的办公空间打造成了设计灵魂的栖息地。

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AD ARCHITECTURE办公空间坐落于汕头市,一座由老厂房改造的创意园里。这些老房子见证了这座城市的起落,随着城市迅猛的发展扩张,它们逐渐被遗忘或等待重新拆建改造。目睹着一幕幕的发生,我们仿佛能听到它们无力、落寞的诉说,不由让我们记起第一眼看到这空间时它所呈现出的原始生机和独特气质。难道它曾经带给我们有关于历史的诉说就这样结束了吗?当所有感性涌上心头,我们开始思考,并决定通过改造,让其重新呈现出属于它的戏码。感知空间所赋予我们的灵感,不过多去改变它,而是聆听它的诉说。在这一次设计中,尊重空间原有的意识形态,再注入新的活力,这正是我们需要去做好的事。

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Architectural offices in Shantou Guangdong

The sun is power,建筑本身的原构造被保留下来,我们用天井和简洁的大落地窗的形式去表达人与自然的关系,阳光从半透明的天井上洒向室内,在锈蚀的造型上倒影着阳光斑驳的影子,是活力的注入。简洁的大落地窗无意间成为了空间对外近距离的诉说,身处其中有着惬意的感受。随着折射的光影,我们能俯仰自然所带来的力量;设计师们在这里追逐梦想,唤醒对设计的坚持,也使想象力获得了自由。在繁琐的思绪里获得一丝平静,空间不再以单纯的形式主义而存在。在保留天井采光的设计上,我们旨在创造接近完美的空间,通过天井与外界形成的对话,丰富了空间的感受,也提供了更多不一样的体验感。

Architectural offices in Shantou Guangdong

灯光∣Less is more

Architectural offices in Shantou Guangdong


Architectural offices in Shantou Guangdong

项目名称:行走的感性-隐秘的力量∣ AD艾克建筑办公室
施工单位: 艾克工程
竣工时间: 2018年3月

Architectural offices in Shantou Guangdong

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