“LUMI is the root of Latin, and almost all the words that imply “light” originate from it. With the finiteness of life and the borderlessness of vision, LUMIFACULTY was born. We want to record the world’s aspirations and awe of the mood, and with the helping of “light” to achieve the most direct and true communication.”—— LUMIFACULTY
Three years ago, photographer Mr. Lu selected this rebuilt old factory as his working studio. The minimum height of 6.3 meters is perfectly reach the flat photography studio’s shooting needs. We settle down the basic rules of rebuilding the factory is “repairing the old as old”. Therefore, in the use of materials, we choose weather-resistant steel and concrete decorative panels as the main material to build all new space.As a “guiding interface”, the weather-resistant steel plates shape the exhibition space from the entrance into the shooting area through two manifestation mode of “one horizontal and one vertical”. At the same time, combined with the fine metal mesh, the shooting area and the supporting functional area are divided.The entrance corridor has a width of 2.4M, which is designed to meet the entry and exit needs of car advertising, while enhancing the sense of ritual throughout the entrance space.
▼入口通廊设计宽度为2.4米，满足汽车广告拍摄时的进出需要以及增强整个入口空间的仪式感，the entrance corridor has a width of 2.4m, which is designed to meet the entry and exit needs of car advertising, while enhancing the sense of ritual throughout the entrance space
▼耐候钢板作为“引导性界面”，通过“一横一竖”两个动作，塑造了由入口进入拍摄区域的展示性空间，as a “guiding interface”, the weather-resistant steel plates shape the exhibition space from the entrance into the shooting area through two manifestation mode of “one horizontal and one vertical”
▼借助细密的金属网，拍摄区域与配套功能区域进行了水平划分，combined with fine metal mesh, the shooting area and the supporting functional area are divided
▼一层休息区，recreational area on the first floor
Unlike other photographic spaces that reject natural light, LUMIFACULTY wants their workspace to be filled with suitable and changing natural light, so we decided to add skylights to the roofs, which not only feel the need for daylighting in the second-floor office. At the same time which introduces the warmth of the four seasons into the “hub zone” of the entire room. The stair which were welded by the screw steel plate and the I-beam which directly contact the second floor internal office area and the first floor function area.
▼空间内部“枢纽地带”，interior hub zone
▼螺纹钢板与工字钢直接焊接的楼梯连接二层的内部办公区域与首层功能，the stairs which are welded by the screw steel plate and the I-beam directly contact the second floor office area and the first floor function area
▼从二楼回望楼梯及一层空间，look back to the stairs and first floor space at the second floor
▼建筑师在屋面增设天窗，解决二层内部办公区域的采光需要，architects decided to add skylights to the roofs, which meet the need for daylighting in the second-floor office
▼二层平台区域，platform area at the second floor
The multi-functional area (meeting, party, temporary office, etc.) is the core function of the first-Floor. Walking through the multi-functional area, you can reach the inner model dressing area and the private dressing room (including makeup, dressing, private bathroom space). Corridor along the outside of the stairs can also directly reach the dressing area, avoiding the influence to multi-function area when needed.
Three years of photography studio operation time has left a lot of traces of use. We all keep it in the photos. In our opinion, this is the process of the space from death to alive. These “traces” are the “directness and truth” that we especially cherish. And I hope vitality of the space can continue growing.
▼模特化妆区及洗手间，dressing and makeup area & restroom
项目设计 & 完成年份：2016年2月
Project name：LUMIFACULTY Photography Studio
Design year & Completion Year ：02/2016
Leader designer & Team：Zihan Li(Chief Architect)/Lin Zhou(Project Manager)
Project location：B1-2 Nanyang culture park Guangqu east Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Gross Built Area (square meters)：266㎡
Photo credits：Yanfu Lu (LUMIFACULTY Studio)
Clients：LUMIFACULTY Photography Studio
Brands / Products used in the projrct：Cement self-leveling, weathering steel plate, precast cement board