Hangzhou Boutique, Retail Architecture Images, Shop Design, Project Photos
Hangzhou Store, China
Chinese Interior building: Retail Architecture Information – design by SAKO Architects
17 May 2008
Romanticism 2 in Hangzhou
[Concept] : Net Body / Skin
Design: SAKO Architects, Beijing
Photographs : Koji Fujii / Nac·sa & Partners Inc.
Clothes are what being cut and made of two-dimensional fabric and wrap up three-dimensional body. It started with the idea of adjusting temperature and later grew up into the second skin. Spaces also wrap up body, adjusting temperature. However being different from clothes, space cannot move.
Furthermore, instead of space defining elements such as floor, wall or ceiling, there still have the third skin between space and clothes, they are partition, furniture and so on. <Clothes like space> or <Space like clothes> is what we tried to express.
This boutique is located in the neighborhood of Xihu lake, close to the center of Hangzhou. And ROMANTICISM is a lady brand that is holding about 500 boutiques.
The organic net is going through the whole space. Just like being absorbed from the facade into inner room and then changing the shape smoothly till 1F, wrapping the floor up. Close one side at stairs, the same net goes to basement, and made out various parts as it did at 1F in strong form.
The net change its shape into partition, counter, chair, furniture as well as railing. Act as the third skin, net comprise of bone, flesh as well as skin. Bone is ordinary reinforcing steel, flesh is form insulation and glass fiber, and skin is epoxy resin as well as oil paint.
Some display holes were made in three-dimensional white wall. It is enlarged motif of body and clothes.
Meanwhile, mirror-finished stainless was used in the ceiling of 1F. This is for vision impact, illumination and overcoming of the low ceiling. Objects reflected from curved stainless look like those in the water. In other words, water should be below us in usual go up over us, then a fantastic view show up.
This boutique is located on the road along the west lake which is a national class scene division. It is located on the first floor and on the first basement floor of the building.
Information about materials:
Floor: cement mortar, white tile, white marble finish
Ceiling: stainless steel compound board mirror finish
Wall: lumber core back, plaster board water paint finish
Net: steel rod, styrofoam, glass fiber, epoxy resin, water paint finish
Furniture: Almost all furniture is made by the same material and method as “net.”
Hangzhou Boutique – Building Information
Lighting consultant: Masahide Kakudate (Lighting Architect & Associates,Inc.)
Contractor: Hangzhou Shun Xiang Tools Product Company
Floor area: 1,142 sqms
Date of completion: 16/08/2007
Designer: Keiichiro Sako, Takeshi Ishizaka/ SKSK architects
Contact person: Keiichiro Sako
Office address: 1801, Tower8, JianWai SOHO, Middle Street, East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, 100022, Beijing, China
Tel: +86-10-5869-0901 E-mail: sako(at)sksk.cn
Location: the first floor and the first basement of the building.
Address: 20 West Huan Cheng RD, 310000, Zhejiang prefecture Hangzhou, China
Client: Langmanyishen Limited Company
Address: 3 Xiyuan 7th RD, Sandun West lake Technological Economic Area, 310013
Zhejiang prefecture Hangzhou, China
Tel: +86 (0)571-56862222 Website: https;//www.lmys.com.cn
Photography : Koji Fujii / Nac·sa & Partners Inc.
Address: 2-18-4, Kami Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0051 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-5722-7757 E-mail: pressrelation(at)nacasa.co.jp
Romanticism 2 in Hangzhou images / information from SAKO Architects
Location: Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
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Principal architect: Keiichiro SAKO
Address: 1801, Tower8, JianWaiSOHO, No. 39, East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 CHINA
Tel:+86 10 5869 0901 E-mail: [email protected]
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