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Rotass Haute Joallerie

This is a renovation project of a two-story commercial street structure shop. The first floor hall tells the aesthetic idea of custom jewelry through gypsum sculpture. The copper steps and mirrored roofs give this particular space an upward force. The overhead sandwich area is not only the extension of space, but also the VIP reception space. The cutting wall of the corridor makes people feel like they are shuttling in diamonds. The whole space on the second floor uses a large number of church building symbols, which increases the sense of ritual of consumers.

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Feiliyundi

A good design work will arouse people's emotion. The designer jumps out of the traditional style memory and puts a new experience in the magnificent and futuristic space structure. An immersive environmentalism experience hall is built through the careful placement of artistic installations, clear movement of space and decorative surface paved by materials and colors. Being in it is not only a return to nature, but also a beneficial journey.

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Yunxi

This project is a fashionable restaurant. The owner hopes that the space can not only meet demands of daily restaurant, but also can be used as the place to hold parties. The designer regards water elements as space theme and regards light as key design elements. Through the interaction between light and materials with different luminosity and transparency, combined with space devices with water element themes, space hierarchy and sense of light and motion unique to water elements are created.

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Z Line House

Z Line House is one challenging project of private residential that is built through a long five years of design and construction. The geometry of the house is aimed to maximize the existing site's potential, a series of calculated geometric and sculpture like interventions on the facade exploits the tension between conflicting elements. The geometry is optimised in such a way to control the water flow from the rainfall condition in tropical area. The result is an optimised geometry for a specific site that was parametrically calculated to have an optimum performance.

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Cloud of Luster

The Cloud of luster is a wedding chapel located inside a wedding ceremony hall in Himeji city, Japan. The design tries to translate the modern wedding ceremony spirit into physical space. The chapel is all white, a cloud shape enveloped almost entirely in curved glass opening it to the surrounding garden and water basin. The columns are toped in hyperbolic capital like heads smoothly connecting them to the minimalistic ceiling. The chapel socle on the basin side is a hyperbolic curve allowing the whole structure to appear as if it is floating on the water and accentuate its lightness.

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Perception

This small warm wooden feel cafe located on the corner of crossroad within a quiet neighborhood. The centralized open-preparation zone makes a clean and extensive experience of barista's performance to visitors everywhere that bar seat or table seat in a cafe. The ceiling object called "Shading tree" starts from the backside of the preparation zone, and it covers the customer zone to makes the entire atmosphere of this cafe. It gives an unusual spatial effect to visitors and also become a medium for people who want to be lost in thought with flavorous coffee.

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