▼项目外观及室内概览，the exterior and interior overview
This is an old four-storeyed building in times of Republic of china. Originally the designer was invited to do renovation for this building and later he is invited to move into the 1 and 2 floors to work. 3 and 4 floors are office of the owner. Since it is a historical building and the original structure is not allowed to be changed greatly, the design work is rather difficult. Based on its original structure, the designer creates new blocks and functions for it and rebuilds the spatial order and aesthetics. Different from office in other modern buildings, this case locates in residential area in downtown Shanghai. The designer paints the iron cover of the facade of the building from its original grey into white and installs black frame making the office building a quiet place in the downtown area.
▼位置上海市中心的居民区内，locates in residential area in downtown Shanghai
The 1st floor breaks the design of traditional office space and is positioned as a small-scale art museum and collection. With application of artworks and original design product, the design can be adjusted according to different demands and has infinite possibilities. Meanwhile, the designer creates a peaceful and cozy interior atmosphere and offers a shared space of relaxation in the busy city life.
▼大厅及前台，entrance hall and reception desk
▼大厅及中庭楼梯，entrance hall and atrium staircase
▼小型艺术馆&收藏馆，a small-scale art museum and collection
▼为人们在繁忙的都市中提供一处放松憩歇的共享空间，a peaceful and cozy interior atmosphere and offers a shared space of relaxation in the busy city life
▼艺术空间细部，details of the art space
▼从室内望向窗外，view to the outside
2nd floor is employee office area. Key tone of the area is black, white and grey. A red box is applied between 2nd and 3rd floor as the ending of the stairs. This makes the whole space more interesting. The void space above the entrance is the highlight of this case. Demolish the floor slab between 1st and 2nd floor to form a landscape point and improve the lighting of the 1st floor, which is transparent and with improved interactive. Since position of this atrium landscape stairs is at the lift hall of the original house, the designer moves the lift the back of the house and release this area, thus the stairs become a landscape.
▼挑高空间，the void space
▼将一、二层的楼板打通，既形成了一个空间景观点，又改善了一楼的光线，demolish the floor slab between 1st and 2nd floor to form a landscape point and improve the lighting of the 1st floor
▼悬空的红色箱体作为楼梯的收尾， a red box is applied between 2nd and 3rd floor as the ending of the stairs
▼红色箱体细部，the red box
▼俯瞰中庭楼梯，aerial view of the staircase
Limited by the area of office space, the designer combines many functions together, such as the reader and the meeting area. In this way, the headache point of the office space becomes the luminous point. Generally, most people have a sense of exclusion on the bathroom. So, the designer hopes the bathroom to be pleasant and uses bright colors in it to make it a show of beauty. The designer hopes people could change their concept and experience on office and make work a kind of enjoyment.
Design：GID International Design
Design year & Completion Year：2017.12-2018.12
Leader designer & Team
Designer- in-chief：Gary Zeng、Gwen Tan
Design Team：Jiachen Zhao, Dong Yin, Lizhou Deng
Project location：No.338, Fengyang Road, Shanghai, China
Gross Built Area：680m²
Photo credits：GID International Design
Brands / Products used in the projrct：Floor tile-MATI, Lamps and lanterns-SUMMER, Hardware-DONOUAU