There are always conflicts between different thoughts and attitudes. Urban development is usually seemed as threat against conservation of natural greenery. But what if we could source out the similarities of two substances and merge them into a new compound? We are trying to find the answer from a kaleidoscope and views of flowers through it. Polygonal, angular, artificial, are how people describe a kaleidoscope. Yet while looking at curved and organic flowers through a kaleidoscope, the difference between two different substances is amazingly clashed together and blended into one special view that contain the trace of both. The compound itself is what made this place become a city with sync.
There are mainly two different substances confronting in this interior; respectively, they are the realm of wonderful reality and the realm of blur reflection of dreams. Their discrepancy is about style and emotion. Thought out the whole sales office, all the walls and ceiling are neatly finished with polygonal and triangular forms in white. In the main lobby area of this interior, the massive but simple form is also matched with entry openings, skylight and window sills with geometric design that is equivalent to the environment with scattered illusions. Yet the story actually starts here, the plain white interior is suddenly clashed by colorful style.
The floor is richly decorated by circular patterns in seven colors that represent flowers, one of main themes, with abstract forms just as in the realm of kaleidoscope. Moreover the ceiling is also dressed with numerous spherical decorations with various colors and sizes, some even extent to the top of walls. And in some area such as the reception area, bar counters and display stands, some chromed stainless steel hanging lights with ball shape can be found besides the vibrant ball decorations, all these setting are also in a manner of modernism.
From all these bright and vibrant ripples beneath people’s feet that stand for nine different kinds of floras by nine colors, there comes a tubular counter in white, along with some white furniture at the seating area. These are where the boundary between clear reality and vague dreams. Meanwhile, there are several floral pedals looking marble columns standing in the interior, which add a twist in this space of mixed style.
Leaving the main lobby area and move into the corridors, the collision of chromes continues, yet the plainness of the “white mirror” starts to take more influences here and trying to support the multicolored spherical flowers as a base. The influence of those colorful circles are lessen as they are twisted and surrendering to the strength of white, leave along the spherical ornaments on ceilings and part of walls, then the walls and ceilings are getting more triangular yet irregular, there are even triangular entry openings here; the outcome is so vigorous that even the flows of people and light are being strongly influenced, as the outline of the space is totally determined by the design and style here.
Just to imagine a walk from the flower fields to the snowy mountains in the adjacent Kunming province, the overwhelming multi-chrome of flowers gradually descends into the cleanness of white snow terrain. The principle of dream world is altered by change of design strategy here by some means, in order to emphasizing both substances simultaneously that form this synchronous city, as well as the kinetic movement within them.Location: Chongqing, China Architect: One Plus Partnership Limited
Project name: Chongqing Flower & City Sales Office Type: Sales Office