“……前门不断地唤起我们的感情。像是一场被称为“回家”的典礼。” ——Akiko Busch
“… the front door continues to appeal to our sense arrival. Call it the ceremony of coming home.”
The concept of the project is a hybrid space, there is no determination or boundaries. A place that integrates gastronomy, the practice of yoga and botany, where people can feel in every way the importance of spending time to take care of themselves, slowly and with pleasure. You can have lunch slowly, if you want to take a shower to freshen up, have a massage or practice a yoga class and enjoy or buy rare species of plants and flowers at the botanical store.
▼建筑入口，进入无界限的商店空间，entrance, into the space without boundaries © André Klotz
Every material has its own characteristics and limits for its definition. To work on the threshold of its possibilities – but not defying it – is indeed a fertile ground for advanced thinking and technique development.Materiality builds the crossing planes that then become carriers for a tonal rhythm; the resulting immersion brings up new intimacy to the architectural space.
▼室内入口，不同材料构建的交错平面，entrance of the interior space, materiality building the crossing planes © André Klotz
▼商店内部，令人沉浸的作坊空间，inside the store, immersive workshop space © André Klotz
▼楼梯连接开放空间和二楼更私密的空间，stairs connect the open space and a more private space on the second floor © André Klotz
A commercial space that creates a homelike hosting experience, using nostalgia and natural matter, crafted by artisan hands that desire to achieve not perfection but real environments.The soil reacts allegorically to the sunlight movement along the day, turning walls, ceilings and the floor not into limits or boundaries, but into canvases for the light to express itself gradually in various forms. (As it is possible to enjoy comfortably great and authentic food, full of flavours).
▼烹饪区，厨房采用怀旧自然的装饰，gastronomy zone, the kitchen using nostalgia and natural matter © André Klotz
The material used was created by a process of cooking the subtle varied colours of earth into bricks, allying the technical drawings to the empirical exercise of craftsmanship. The same material was projected onto walls and ceilings, honouring and expanding its plasticity; it expands our senses, bringing texture, tone gradation and detail to the delicate gesture of drawing spaces, even inviting us for a pause to feel the smell of wet earth when it rains.
▼入口通往隐秘的盥洗空间，the entrance leading to a hidden bath space © André Klotz
▼盥洗空间内部，泥土材质调和出精致的绘画空间，view inside the bath space, the earth material creates the feeling of drawing spaces © André Klotz
▼淋浴与洗漱台，泥土材质具有相当的可塑性，the shower and wash basin, showing the expanding plasticity of earth © André Klotz
The staircase was built using raw materials, some leftovers, but although there was a precise drawing, the result is both gestual and intimate, due to small imperfections. By contrast, the facade is technological, drafted and executed with precision, thought to allow sun and wind in, to avoid artificial air conditioning systems.
▼楼梯的小瑕疵让人感到亲切，small imperfections lead to intimate feeling © André Klotz
The general purpose is to create a contemporary element that, when opened, would bring back some lost time of ancient forms of construction, a slow passing of time, contact with earth it feels like “home”.
▼不同细微颜色的泥土加工成的砖块，cooking the subtle varied colours of earth into bricks © André Klotz
▼剖面图，section © MNMA STUDIO