A dark-tinted mirror mimicking the shape of the track was positioned directly above and brightly coloured garments were suspended around the perimeter like a row of spectators. Entitled The Track, this installation was the second of three zones designed by Studio-at-Large for the Nike Free launch event.
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Although the office would specifically house architects, the architects designed a multipurpose working space that simply and clearly honors the rudiments of work: vast work surfaces, massive natural light, fresh air, generous storage, and clearly individuated workstations that add up to a coherent, palpable group.
The rooms are divided into urban view rooms overlooking Beijing’s bustling downtown and park view rooms with sweeping views of the east. All rooms are equipped with the very latest in cool technology, from an Ipod Touch and docking station to multi-scene lighting and free WiFi broadband internet access.
Once inside the the green facade provides a soft screen for privacy and comfort where the expansive atrium blurs the activities of the hotel. Situated in the center of the space guests can visit a contemporary gallery which features artwork by ten Chinese artist who have interpreted the facade into textile pieces.
The design for the headquarters of 21 Cake, a popular gourmet cake franchise, relies on the interaction of the three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Selected walls of the office, namely those along circulation areas, are made of laminated colored glass. These glass panels are ‘layered’ to create a full spectrum of changing colors.
Milkywave reflects on the practice of city-making through the objects that populate the collective memory; an attempt to rethink how seemingly mundane things with a material substance, shape, texture and color along with unique cultural habits and environmental conditions coalesce to form the atmosphere and character of the city.
The design of the retail space is a collab of Wang and Paris-based architect Joseph Dirand, and in terms of aesthetics it’s pretty much an extrapolation of the New York flagship store’s sleek concept, featuring a strong focus on raw materials with an emphasis on marble and bronze used in sculptural statements.