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Mirror Bridge

Mirror bridge brings both lightness and vitality into the once dark and narrow flat, invoking a feeling of dream and fantasy. The twisted metal surface allows the light to be reflected multiple times indoors, increasing the illumination as well as creating a magic time-tunnel experience. The renovation made significant improvements in lighting, ventilation, and sight. The form of the ground-supported portion and the tension of its shape partially reduced the difficulty of construction.

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Hill Wind

The outline of the external form adopts the thinking mode of modern architecture. The designer extracts the image of geometric clouds from the origami concept and extends the irregular shapes. With the same type of white film as the internationally renowned Burj Al Arab, the two elements are integrated through structural changes, which bring out the best in each other. The building gives people a concise feeling with a balanced and modern texture, and endows the space with different personalities, while leaving a lasting aftertaste.

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EN Skincare

Designed for new Japanese cosmetics brand En, the store occupies of an 18th-century building in the center of the French capital. The name "En" translates as "beauty" in Japanese, but can also mean "circle" and "connection". These three translations all inspired the design of the store. On the ground floor are two bright minimal spaces, furnished with curving brass partitions and furniture. Meanwhile the basement reveals the building's history, with exposed stone walls and a vaulted ceiling.

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Polyot

The interior of the Polyot restaurant reminds the scenery for a sci-fi movie. The sleek steel shapes and portholes at the entrance make the room look like the cabin of a space shuttle. One of the main principles in the interior of Polyot is minimalism. There is a lack of decor to which the audience in Moscow restaurants is so used, no patterns and ornaments on the walls and in design elements. Instead there are large shining objects.

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FengYuan Original

It’s a space design for a restaurant which serves coconut water hotpot. They abstracted the shape of coconut trees to a symbol-palm leaf and built it in 4-meter-long, 8 different shapes by green plated, mirror polished stainless steel. They rearranged and planted 475 metal leaves purposely into the space, the entire restaurant turned into a beautiful installation art. They also designed water feature, lighting, tables to enhance people's resonance. By using single material, factory pre-make-install, the cost and construction time is well controlled.

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Aoxin Holiday

The hotel is located in Luzhou, Sichuan Province, a city well known for its wine, whose design is inspired by the local wine cave, a space that evokes a strong desire to explore. The lobby is the reconstruction of a natural cave, whose related visual connection extends the concept of the cave and the local urban texture to the internal hotel, thus forming a distinctive cultural carrier. Designers value the passenger's feeling when staying in the hotel, and also hope that the texture of the material as well as the created atmosphere can be perceived on a deeper level.

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