Positioned inside a 500-square-meter Siheyuan advanced, the shop occupies a 280-year-old courtyard home which can be frequent within the area.
Layers of decorations added on the construction through the years in addition to a few of the inside partitions have been eliminated to reveal the core wood construction of the constructing in addition to to create an open view of the area.
„We ‚skimmed‘ the constructing to reveal its ‚skeleton‘,“ stated the studio. The resultant ‚column discipline‘ turned the visible centre of gravity of the area in addition to what defines its define.“
„One of many challenges of the challenge needed to do with the constructing’s outdated and new capabilities – extra particularly, the way to rework this venerable courtyard which has stood for almost 300 years as a non-public residence right into a business area that’s neighbourly, communal, and all-inclusive,“ it continued.
Glass home windows have been put in on the storefront, inviting guests on the road to look at the advanced format of the outdated courtyard home, whereas glass partitions have been used to divide the area.
Product show areas have been organized round three courtyards of assorted sizes on the floor degree of the advanced, every linked by a bridging hallway, which the studio described as „image of graduating from the previous to the current“.
On the primary ground, FOG Structure remodelled the roof area to create a lounge space overlooking the constructing’s roofs.
These roofs have been restored with the identical gray brick tiles from the unique constructing layered in the identical density.
A rain chain was hung from the roof connecting to a hundred-year-old properly of the positioning. The well-preserved brickwork of the properly echoes the fragile crafts of the roof tiles.
FOG Structure was based by Zheng Yu and Zhan Di and has places of work in London, Shanghai and Chongqing.
Beforehand the studio has accomplished flagship shops for ToSummer in Beijing and Shanghai. Different latest retail challenge from the studio embody Tremendous Seed’s Hangzhou retailer that includes kinetic show.
The pictures is by InSpace Architectural Images.
Design group: Zou Dejing, Wu Leilei, Wang Shengqi, Tang Mo, Lei Ronghua, Jiang Lu, Huang Yingzi, Zhuang Shaokai, Solar Yuan, Zhang Xinyue, Chen Yixuan, Zheng Yining, Tao Xinwei, Cao Xiaomao, Hou Shaokai, Xiong Aijie, Khoon Choi (shopper consultant), Zhan Di, Zheng Yu
Challenge administration: Shen Qianshi (shopper consultant)
Lighting Design: Zhang Xu, Liben Design
Structural engineering Guide: Tao Xinwei, Wang Haibo
Development drawing: BS Design
Contractor: Youlong Jinsheng