To be a Bosuer，做个不输儿。
Wandering in the magic city of concrete, I always hope that there can be a soft place bearing my ideals, dreams or fantasy.
It could be in the clouds, could be in the morning light, could be outside of the 60-square-meter group house, it is in “Bosuer.”
Giving wings to the mind and pursuit the new course of the heart.
To be a Bosuer, to be an indomitable one.
▼童年的纸飞机终于飞回我手里，the paper plane in childhood is finally flying back to me ©YR.Bao
Atelier d’More was commissioned to design a self-study room for Bosuer as its first store opening in Shanghai, hoping to create a soft habitat in the city where struggling people can recharge. The project is located in the northwest corner of the 10th floor of Baolong Plaza office building in Qingpu, Shanghai. It is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the northwest and white walls on the southeast sides. It was dusk when the design team encountered the site for the first time, the sunlight penetrated through the windows of the building, shinning over the whole site, and the view of Qingpu skyline reddened by the setting sun was just outside the window.
▼室外概览，view from the exterior ©YR.Bao
Circulation under the clue of sound insulation
The characteristics of the study room determine that it will have higher requirements in sound insulation. We hope to create a quiet study space, and provide a leisure space for users to relax as well. Our key concern in the stage of plane layout is how to arrange these functional blocks, so that each space does not interfere with each other while connection can be found in between.
A soft corner bearing ideals
In the design of the entrance image, we intend to create a visual focus point at the end of the corridor, bringing a touch of warmth and softness to the office building. The gently undulating ceiling, conceals intricate pipes, which shows an image of neat and soft. The concrete floor slabs of the original building weave through the cloud-like ceiling, as if it were a gentle utopia that grew out of a reinforced concrete city.
▼换鞋区入口，the entrance of the shoe changing area ©YR.Bao
▼公共区走道，the corridor in the common area ©YR.Bao
▼储物柜和换鞋区，the lockers and the shoe changing area ©YR.Bao
In the open study area, we designed different types of seats to meet different needs. Along the floor-to-ceiling glass windows at the north side are the independent seats with a good view. Each seat is separated by a translucent curtain. The curtains are arranged in a row to form the form of pages, which “cloth book” is a homonym for “not losing”. Above the single row of self-study seats adjacent to the window seats, there are four lifting devices. The users can control the lifting through the switch on the desktop. When the device is lowered to the desktop, it blocks the interference when someone passes by and helps users focus more on their desktop.
▼可升降装置，the lifting device ©YR.Bao
The two-story cabins in the center of the open study area are designed to be double study rooms. We chose a translucent material as the enclosure of the first floor of the cabins to increase the hierarchy of the space, while maintaining the visual translucency. And the second floor is enclosed with wood panels to give more security.
▼开放式自习区中心位置的二层小屋，The two-story cabins in the center of the open study area are designed to be double study rooms ©YR.Bao
Give wings to your mind to wander for a while
Mind wandering can be one of the ways to get rest. The “Bird’s Nest” was created to add a resting place within a limited space. Taking advantage of the height of the building, we created a climbing space, which is accessed from the opening by a ladder, where you can either lie down and rest, or look out the window through a small hole in the side wall.
▼俯瞰沉浸自习区，overlooking the immersive study area ©YR.Bao
▼沉浸区的单人格子间，the single cubicles ©YR.Bao
▼沉浸区的上下层单人学习间，the upper and lower single study rooms ©YR.Bao
▼沉浸区的上下层双人间，the upper and lower double study rooms ©YR.Bao
▼沉浸自习区局部，partial view of the immersive self-study area ©YR.Bao
▼沉浸自习区双人间入口，the entrance of a double study room in the immersive study area ©YR.Bao
Dune du Pilat – sea in front, forest behind
The wavy steps in front of the window are like rolling sand dunes, while the whole wall of bookshelves is like a forest waiting to be explored. The space along the windows on the west side is set for the leisure area, not only because it has the most beautiful scenery and the warmest sunset, but also considering the heat of the setting sun, it is not suitable for setting up seats for self-study, so the leisure area for short stay is the best choice. The small round hole on the partition wall between the leisure area and the self-study area is a little surprise designed for the self-study area. At a certain time, the setting sun will pass through the hole and shine into the self-study area, and the two separated spaces will share the beautiful moments of nature.
▼比拉沙丘概览，overview of the Dune du Pilat ©YR.Bao
▼比拉沙丘-面前是大海，身后是森林，Dune du Pilat – sea in front, forest behind ©YR.Bao
▼聚碳酸酯板书架细部，the detail of polycarbonate shelf ©YR.Bao
We believe that a good place is one that people can interact with, which people are interested to explore and experience. From the large space to the small objects, there are reflections on our future exploration. The geometric elements in the space are like Monument Valley, where every step and every door is calling you forward.
▼夜景，night view ©YR.Bao
Project name：Bosuer Study Room, Shanghai
Design year & Completion Year：FEB 2021
Chief architects：Wei Wang, Le Sheng
Design team：Penghui Chen, Yunting Wu
Project location：Shanghai, China
Gross Built Area (square meters)：180㎡
Clients：Bosuer study room
Materials：polycarbonate sheet, plywood, latex paint