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项目简介 | Project profile
Tong Sheng Xiang is a local time-honored brand in Shaanxi, the project is located at the pedestrian street of the sleepless town of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Qujiang. There is an independent ancient building within the pedestrian street. It has 1~3 floors with an area of 1500 square meters in total. Due to the height difference with the road surface of the pedestrian street, the 1st floor became a sunken space for food and drink. There is also an independent entry for customer flow on the second floor which provides more convenient road for individual customers. At the balcony on the third floor, the panorama of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the lighting landscape of the pedestrian street can be directly seen, it is also the best viewpoint during the dining time.
时间和人 | Time and people
Twelve years ago, when I just became a designer from an assistant, I participated in the design for the bell tower shop of Tong Sheng Xiang. In 2019, I independently completed the design for the Da Tang Sleepless town shop of Tong Sheng Xiang for which I was moved for the feeling of second acquaintance.
The pita bread soaked in lamp soup in Xi’an is a ceremony of slowness in daily life, I was a little bit surprised when I see that most of the people who come here are elders. Perhaps it is because my mind keeps the thinking that people who come here are young. Generally, they come here at 10 o’clock, break off the steamed bread for two hours, chat with old friends and call the waiter to cook the steamed bread at noon. This is also a unique social way in Xi’an.
回归质朴 | Return to simplicity
I like the dialogue between Louis Kahn and the brick very much:
Kahn asked the brick: what do you want to become?
The brick said: I want to be an arch.
Kahn said: Arch is too expensive, I can put a concrete lintel on you, what do you think?
The brick said: I want to be an arch.
Each brick is an independent individual, they all have their own dream, even if they are small, they still have their exclusive value. It is the 99 years’ birthday for Tong Sheng Xiang this year, I want to use the texture of red brick and the simplest design method for textures to express my understanding for the time-honored brand. Just like every ordinary employee who works for the time-honored brand, they become a kind of special business with time – time-honored brand. In my opinion, this is inheritance.
▼红砖走廊，corridor covered by red bricks
空间分析 | Space analysis
▼一层空间分析，1st floor diagram
There is a height difference of 2 meters between the first floor and the road surface, that’s why the dining area is sunken, because of that, the introduction of the entry and the design for the lower and upper layers in the booth area separate the high space into several blocks of interesting space boxes, each box is designed with a different viewports in accordance with the angle to guide the people to the sunken canteen.
▼一层入口，entrance to the first floor
设计表达 | Design expression
Considering that the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a tourist attraction, the design is pre-left with a dining location of bar style which enables the customers to directly see the making of cooked steam bread reheated in boiling water. No matter if it is the color or the red brick texture for the wall surface, the constitution of space is always developed with the focus on the design element of red brick. The exotica of Islam is created with the lighting atmosphere with no apparent symbol of Islam.
▼一层用餐空间，dining area on the first floor
with the split level of space, the booth space with a relative feeling of encirclement is designed
The second floor is the comprehensive dining area for individual seats, booth seats and private rooms. For the better privacy between spaces and the connection with the external space, the air-curing barn for grapes in Xinjiang is referenced, the booth room established with the split level of red brick is designed. Through the gap, the external space can be peeped. Due to the softness of texture for the red brick, the red tile from the south is applied as the backing material for the design, its dimension is thinner and more compact. The lighting design is the key this time, after the adjustment of several rounds, the position of the point light, the strength of the linear light source and the range of radiation etc. are adjusted for the creation of the lighting atmosphere which not only meets the illuminance, but also has the gradation.
▼二层入口，entrance to the second floor
▼二层散座就餐位，main dining area
▼二层包间，private dining rooms on the second floor
▼包间内部视角，private dining room internal view
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
Project name: Tong Sheng Xiang – a time-honored brand for 99 years
Year of production for project design: January 25th, 2019
Creator and design team: Guo Xin’s Studio for independent space and lighting design
Chief interior designer: Guo Xin
Design team: Zhao Liang, Du Junxiang, Ma Wenrui, Chang Saisai
Lighting design: Guo Xin’s Business Quarter for independent space and lighting design
摄影师 ： 张浩
Photographer: Zhang Hao
Project address: the pedestrian street of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an
客户 ： 曲江文旅
Customer: Qu Jiang Cultural Tourism
Building area: 1500 square meters
Main material: ceramic tile, Covidien wood finishing, cebo art wall material from Italy, Jiang Men Hong Fa Red Tile