“Three things make architecture possible: a location, which is the premise of the architectural existence; geometry, which is the foundation and bones of a building; and nature, by which I mean the artificialized nature instead of the primordial one.” –Tadao Ando
Located in Haiyan County, Jiaxing, the two-storied building covers an area of 450m2. Christened “Farewell, Lass”, it is positioned as a coffee space for women, and manifested in the design through the element of curves chosen by the architect after a longtime consideration.
▼建筑外观，选用藏蓝色，即该品牌主题色，作为外立面的颜色。external view of the building. On the façade is painted the theme color—purplish blue.
Every woman grows out of the sweet girlhood over the years. Off they take their white skirts, say goodbye to baby fat, and don armours with shocking red lips. The brand is designed to endow women with idiosyncrasies while staying loyal to their soul, and the corresponding space is intended to reflect how a girl metamorphoses to be a better self.
▼线性的理性与感性的空间， The special logic and sensibilities.
▼一层空间由「线性隔断」围合而成中庭内向空间。这种既隔离又融合的空间形态给人一种社区感，而有效的边界，则让人产生一种归属感。On the first floor, an enclosed courtyard is created with linear partitions. The space, which is at once isolated and linked, is imbued with a sense of community, and the functioning borders trigger a sense of belonging.
▼二层空间以蓝色为主色调，second floor with blue tones
Standing in the middle is the white spiral staircase. Identified with a sculpture, it’s serene and independent, constituting the soul of this space. The architectural concept can be best explained through a Chinese saying: demure as a maiden and quick like an escaping rabbit. Linear light and the checkered floor in black and white jointly provide the special logic and sensibilities.
▼白色旋转楼梯，white spiral staircase
▼天井连通一层与二层给空间带来灵动性，同时也增添了趣味性与呼吸感。The patio linking the two storeys enlivens the space and adds a touch of fun.
The kaleidoscope of light and shade in days and nights is made possible by the combination of artificial and natural lights, which, filtered through the blind, flow in tempo with the change of time.
▼光与影 Light and shadow