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晨雾中的花园|garden in the early morning mist
when the first glimmering of morning light drips into the garden through the veil of mist, the petals are moistened with dew, revealed their clear shape and vivid color. and the scenery is looming in the diffusion of light subdued. it is the most beautiful moment for the flowers, and this is the specific atmosphere that we try to build in this florist named absolute. sited on the other side of the historical block, the florist’s space consists of a narrow front courtyard and a rectangular room.
The partition wall between the front yard and the room is removed, and the yard is covered with a glass roof. therefore, both spaces are combined into a room larger than other neighbor shops. the interior wall is covered with semi-reflection metal panel, while the corner is installed with mirror finishing stainless steel. in the case, the boundary is getting weak and the entire space is getting drifting. the height difference of the yard and the room are merged with illuminated ceiling of translucent panels, while the top lighting with uniform brightness becomes the main light source. the design of furniture refer to abstract figure related with feature of nature. once the flowers spread on tables, the entire atmosphere of space might emerge.
设计时间： 2014年06月- 2014年07月
建造时间： 2014年07月- 2014年09月
location: shanghai, china
type: interior design
architectects: kong rui, fan beilei
design team: chen xiaoyi, xue zhe, you wei
design period: 2014.06-2014.07
construction period: 2014.07-2014.09
亘建筑事务所由孔锐先生和范蓓蕾女士于 2012年在上海创立。孔锐先生在南京大学获得建筑学硕士学位，曾长期供职于德国gmp建筑事务所，参与完成了上海东方体育中心和杭州国大城市广场等项目，其中上海东方体育中心曾荣获全球体育类建筑最高奖国际奥委会运动设施金奖。范蓓蕾女士拥有同济大学建筑学硕士学位和德国柏林工业大学城市设计硕士学位，曾受聘于大舍建筑设计事务所和水石国际，参与完成了广受关注的螺旋艺廊和上海嘉定博物馆等项目，其中螺旋艺廊项目曾获 2012WA中国建筑奖提名。
gèn, which means something is permeate in chinese, all over the mountains and plains without an ending in the universe. such pure natural scenery with massive serenity is what the world initially was. inspired by that, we are trying to constantly feel and perceive this world with awe.
whether in urban or nature environment, genarchitects insists focusing on the genuineness of designing and constructing, and hopes that throughdiscreetly dealing with location and functional requirements, we could offer a calm and sincere answer towards complicated and uncertain realitysituations.
genarchitects was founded by Kong Rui and Fan Beilei in shanghai, 2012. Kong Rui received his master degree of architecture from graduate school ofarchitecture, nanjing university. he worked at gmparchitekten where he participated in several different projects such as shanghai oriental sports center, hangzhougda plaza and etc. Fan Beilei holds a master degree of architecture from tongji university, and a master degree of urban design from technische universit.t berlin. she worked at atelier deshaus and w&r group, during which she participated several projects like spiral gallery, shanghai jiadingmuesum and etc.
the works and studies of genarchitects were published on several academic journals and significant website, such as urban environment design (ued),new architecture, interior designer, a+a, i home, gooood and archdaily.
in 2014, the renovation proposal “stage in landscape” by genarchitects, won the first prize in shanghai reeb beer factory’s transformation internationalcompetition, which the pritzker architecture prize winner ryuenishizawa as jury president.
besides practice, the partners of genarchitects serve as external examiner for the architecture department of tianjin university, southeast university andshanghai jiaotong university. in the meanwhile, they are invited to have lectures and academic activities at universities and cultural institutions, such astianjin university, nanjing university, huazhong university of science and technology, and xi‘an university of architecture and technology.