Lika Lab is a boutique store in Hangzhou. The client chose pink and blue as the main tone of the space. This choice of bright color would easily overshadow the product. Therefore Say proposed the concept of “de-materialize”, which weakens these two colors, frosted resin and mirrored stainless steel are used as the main materials of the space. Under the translucent skin, the material and structure are no longer directly visible to the eye. The whole space is light and soft, and the space and goods are instantly balanced appropriately.
▼Like Lab 室内概览，overall of the Like Lab interior ©汪敏杰
Say uses red and blue blocks to represent displayed goods on watercolor paper, and uses ice to represent time. In space, products will disappear with the melting of ice, just like trends and people’s aesthetics are always flowing.
▼概念生成，concept forming process © Say Architects
Frosted resin appears translucent. The reflective resin floor and mirrored stainless steel tell rationally what the space is. Both frosted glass are “floating” onto the window sill by 12 exclusively designed hardware, which not only isolated the real world, but also brings soft light. As the medium of emotional expression in this space, material appears objective and secondary.
▼喷砂树脂呈现半透明的状态，frosted resin appears translucent ©汪敏杰
▼二次创作区的工作桌与座椅均由喷砂树脂定制，the desk and seats in the remade area are customized with frosted resin ©汪敏杰
▼两面磨砂玻璃通过特制的12个金属件“漂浮”固定在窗台上，frosted glass are “floating” onto the window sill by 12 exclusively designed hardware ©汪敏杰
▼家具细部，details of the furniture ©汪敏杰
Space and products, representation and abstract, reality and memory, nature and isolation, all kinds of seemingly competing but balanced relationships are interwoven in Lika Lab, which is also new experience that Say hopes to bring to consumers.
▼室内细部，details of interior ©汪敏杰
▼平面图，plan © Say Architects
Address: Hangzhou, China
Design firm: Say Architects
Partner-in-charge: Yan Zhang, Jianan Shan
Project Team: Ziyi Sun, Sheng Hang
Photograph: Minjie Wang
Furniture design: Say Architects
Construction team: Hangzhou Youban Construction Co.,Ltd.