MoHen Design International designed the ‘Luminare’ in Shanghai, China.
Description from the architects:
I always feel my EQ belongs to the lower levels, because my mood fluctuate a lot. For an advantage, it can be described as unique and with personalities, for a disadvantage, it is better not mention here. When I receive this case, my mood is arising high, because the base itself indeed has some challenge, belongs to those area can has some fun and creativeness. When designer encounter this kind of opportunities, their heart must be tremendous joyfulness, at least I feel it that way.
This office located at Shanghai city center Jing An Temple area, it belongs to those old factory renovated into new creative industry park office. Client professions in LED marketing, this part baffle me. After all, I am lacking the experience of using LED lights to accomplish the whole illuminate plan, do not have any concept of using how many numbers of light. Therefore, the rising enthusiasm has been reduced into half. If we look at the architecture pattern with plane surface and section, one roughly six meter rectangular lifted high division, need to have some creative and interesting method to pitching in to leave no regret. After think it in many ways, finally decide to use the silliest method to solve it: cut this rectangular space just like a rectangular cake. The method although is a bit silly and old fashion, but it can cut the area quite efficiently. The first cut horizontally, to separate the first hall, lifted high to the end. The inner area, vertically with two cut; separate it into three natural vertical rectangle areas. The middle area leaves it as lifted high vertical space for visually and moving motion path integrating and merging. Two side each with one horizontal cut, to form a meeting room and office independently. The final cut leaves it for the backcourt office, for secretary and other reception, also data storage area, etc. Area naturally formed with neatness and simplicity. After dealing with this space, I find myself sometimes really appreciate this kind of neat and simple method to solve problem, without any prolixity. Mies Van De Rode said “Less is More”, but honestly I don’t really think it the same way. I rather agree with “Less is Good!”, without any explanation and nonsense wording. Of course, it must according to the situation and the context back and forth to give conclusion, at least for a lamp and lanterns sales spacing, I definitely consider “Less, is definitely good”.
The majority area finished separation; the rest would not be too bored with detail polish space left. In some key space, we decide to add two floor high door frames to emphasis the space outline. Also, the middle of second floor left a huge open space breach the motion flow, we patch a bridge for shorten the gap. To make the layer of spacing more interesting, the accumulating space layer method “Layering” could utilize here appropriately, one space overlap with another, and then utilize liner to split the vertically vectors in order to let light and sight penetrate, to make the long and narrow path appear to be more interesting and not monotony. For materials, using mirror reflection, the end view will become more psychedelic, glass membrane can be used as cover some of the part that should be cover, but also let the visually reconnect. Besides space utilizing methods, suitable materials can exaggerate the goal and need from the concept originally. Although utilizing light has more interesting and bold ideas, but it cannot be comprehensively carry out in this case, it is quite a regretful thing. I will save it for next time as I speak to myself, otherwise maybe one day I think I will push myself too hard and losing one ear…
|Firms||MoHen Design International|
|Photograph||MoHen Design International / Maoder Chou|