No matter how deep the knowledge is, one can strive to acquire it;Read thousands of books and stay true to the mission .
Atelier d’More was commissioned by Bosuer to design its Suzhou branch – Bosuer · Shanhai Collection self-study room. The project is located in the Shilu Business District, Gusu District, Suzhou city. The old city has a long historical and cultural atmosphere: whether it is the century-old Stone Road, Shantang Street, Guanqian Street, or the moat-surrounded West Garden Temple, brick by brick here is the witness of history. At the same time, Shilu business circle is a witness of the rapid development of modern civilization, pedestrian streets and commercial plazas activate the old town, while new high-rises rise and young crowds rejuvenate it. The dynamic and static, the old and new, the impact of contrast makes people rave, but immersed in their perfect integration, harmonious unity.
Life is like a box of chocolates
We divided the project into front area (reception area) and back area (self-study area). Entering the study room, the first thing you see is the bright reception area, which contains several functions such as shoe changing, storage, front desk, dining and meeting room. In the design of the front desk, we have added a number of lockers that can be opened. Each box is like a chocolate box for people to open, from which you can take out any motivation for learning.
Open the wooden door and enter the study area, which is obscured by PC sheets on both sides, leaving only the back of the studious figure and the blue sky in the distance. The translucent partition is the dividing line and connection point between the two seats. People studying in their own partition are like people in two parallel Spaces, seemingly without intersection, but doing the same thing. Continuous semi-open compartments array into ordered components, and light through the PC sheets renders the space into overlapping pages, layer by layer, page by page, dust with light, companion with shadow.
Virtual is real
The open self-study area mostly uses translucent materials to render a bright and open space temperament, while the immersion area uses warm multi-layer boards to create a quiet and deep atmosphere. Two different materials collide in the space，forming a sharp contrast between the virtual and solid, which harmonizes people, space, activities and environment. A few materials, few details, translucent texture, void temperament, this is our understanding and pursuit of pure space. Void does not mean “nothing”, but something out of nothing. As the container can only hold objects if it is empty, there is everything in nothing.
Aim high and look far
The interior space is a regular cuboid. The height of 5.3 meters is divided into two floors, which would be a little depressing. Therefore, we opened the upper floor slab in the central area and implanted a big step, connecting the upper and lower floors with the step as the center, greatly eliminating the depression of insufficient height. As a transportation space, the big step also has a leisure function. Users can sit on the step to rest, read, overlook and relax. We intentionally arranged the big steps in an east-west direction, following the steps up and over the semi-translucent cube, you can sit or stand, and the view from the distance becomes clearer and clearer. Sitting on the top of the steps, you can see the landmark buildings of Suzhou High-tech Zone in the distance, and the Suzhou-style residences of the old city near you. On the steps of different heights, you can see different sceneries. The hustle and bustle of daily life is close at hand, the mountain of dreams is far away, and so is life. When night falls, the small secret compartment under the steps lights up the warmth, quietly reading books, wrapped in a blanket, immersed in the embrace of freedom and dream.
Project:Bosuer·Shanhai Collection Study Room
Chief Architects:Wei Wang,Le Sheng
Design team:Fei Yan，Huihui Dou
Completion date:Completed in 2022
Client:Bosuer Study Room