Physical and mental exhaustion and excessive consumption caused by various pressures are the common living conditions of contemporary urban young people, and most of the decompression leisure activities are also consuming surplus energy. Traditional foot bath therapy may be a new idea to recharge blood quickly.
Here, it is not a place to sit back, but a different interpretation of “urban leisure” after 8 hours. This place belongs to everyone who lives with heart and pursues rich perception. No.1 Mansion of Gu Yue Tang in Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, is not as cramped as many traditional foot massage pavilions. It adopts contemporary art style design, integrates natural elements with contemporary art, and combines modern architectural and material innovation, emphasizing the quality of craftsmanship and details.
Entering the reception hall, the movement is immersive and coherent, but it dramatically increases the possibilities of the five senses. Different from traditional health clubs, this case uses a spatial visual focus guidance technique to present the lines and blocks in the space in varying degrees of repetition and superposition, with color playing and changing, so that people can immerse themselves into a mysterious time tunnel that seems to be holography.
This case focuses on the tonality of the audience, based on combing the humanistic spirit from ancient times to the present, inheriting the humanistic meaning of ancient times, China and foreign countries, following the conditions of the building itself and introducing the local humanistic spirit, the spatial elements such as spatial quantity, technological details, changes of light and shadow are implanted into the architectural space, so that the visiting process of guests can be connected into a wonderful journey of time and space.
With the upgrading of modern people‘s consumption, the identical new Chinese landscape can no longer meet their aesthetic requirements. The design hopes to integrate the tranquil atmosphere and artistic sentiment, so that the “space experience” is particularly important.
Corresponding to the natural meaning created by the whole building, it pursues the simplicity and plasticity of space and transforms large space into small space, which verifies the famous saying “form follows function”. The design of the foot massage room emphasizes comfort, privacy and decorativeness. Minimalist and pure space combined with professional lighting design makes consumers really relax and immerse themselves in it.
Space, light and shadow, material and details, through people-oriented thinking, explore the connotation of modern foot bath space, and return to real needs. Improve the psychological ritual transformation, so that leisure health is not only to meet the basic needs, but to reach the feeling of experience. If you have spare time, why don’t you come here to relax and look for the past?
Project Name：Pinghu Gu Yue Tang No.1 Mansion
Location：Block C, Jiangong Building, Shengli Road, Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province
Design Company：MO GAO Design
Chief Designer：Jie Chen, Guohui Yan
Assistant Designer：Yijun Chen
Area：2200 square meters
Design Cycle：November 2019
Completion Time：May 2020
Main Materials：Drawing green bronze stainless steel, Italian gray marble, Silk glass, Bamboo wood fiberboard, Water ripple stainless steel
Client Name：Gu Yue Tang Foot Massage