W Salon

AQSO Arquitectos Office designed this small hair and beauty salon in a crowded retail unit in downtown Beijing, China Project description: It comprises of an area open for the public and a private room for guests. In contrast to the turbulent surrounding atmosphere, plenty of colorful signage, the salon becomes a calm and reposeful element and the design evokes the relaxation of the beauty treatments offered inside. The fa├žade come to be a white and vertical canvas intensely illuminated Read more […]
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Red Diamond

Chiasmus Partners converted an old factory complex into a dance center with a performance hall, a practice hall and a saloon, located in the historic DongCheng district of Beijing. With the intention to emphasize the public character of the new dance center, the concept was to make the courtyard an outdoor theater that would revitalize the complex, the hutong and its neighborhood. By wrapping the old factory building with evenly-spaced-out steel tubing, the fašade of the performance hall Read more […]
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The National Grand Theater by Paul Andreu

The National Grand Theater located in Beijing, China, is composed by an opera, a concert hall and two theaters joined under a titanium and glass shell that covers the public area. Paul Andreu designed this cultural complex conceived as a “city of theaters” surrounded by an artificial lake in a new urban park. The exterior is a shell in the shape of a half ellipsoid covered by titanium panels, and broken in the middle by a curtain of glass that opens gradually from top to bottom. The entrance Read more […]
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Kid’s Republic Bookstore by SKSK Architects

Kid’s Republic is a colorful kids bookstore in Beijing, designed by SKSK Architects to create and cultivate the curiosity of children. Kid’s Republic has an activity room on the first floor and a children’s bookstore on the second floor. The activity room is a rainbow-like space created with 12 colorful ribbons of different perimeters. Activities like story-telling and animation shows are periodically held here. Carpets are lain in the room for children to freely sit and lie down on the floor. The Read more […]
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