The project locates at MIX5C in Changxing Road, Taiyuan. With an area of 160 square meters, the shape of it is a right triangle. The length of the side facing the street is as long as 20 meters, having some 5.5 meters floor-to-ceiling windows. In this case, the over-see-through structure makes it less likely to feel surrounded and, as a result, it is not a good condition for us to create a comfortable atmosphere. Thus, the difficulty and key point of the designing of this project is ,on the one hand, to have the customers enjoy themselves here, and on the other, to lower the sense of space aggression that is created by the shape of this project.
· Using the metal; Catching the light; Gaining the warmth
Facing the northwest, the dining area has plentiful sunshine and the folded metal plate we used can enhance the sense of presence of the light. The color of the metal is changing with the changing of time and also it is with the changing of light. In this way, we preserve the light and make it vivid.
Before the noon, the main color of the space is blue and in the afternoon is warm gold, which are the color of the folded metal plate behind the bar counter.
· Acting as a go-between
The seating area is mainly arranged at the side facing the street, for this part is over-see-through in the original structure and putting seats here can help with making the space have a surrounded and private environment. Arch-shaped factors are used at every right angle turning point, which can added to the sense of continuity. Besides, the long strip LED lights can go between the areas and connect each other parts.
The adding of arch-shape can turn structure column into a “door”. The combination of the semicircular mirror and metal creates an infinitely extended “aisle”.