场地位于三里屯北京机电大院内。北京机电大院西侧与三里屯 SOHO 为邻，西北与三里屯 VILLAGE 相邻，属于高消费社区。功能设定为法式甜品店，夜晚兼具酒吧的功能。
The site is located in Beijing Mechanotronics Compound which is inside Sanlitun district. Sanlitun district is one of the upscale neighborhood in Beijing. Sanlitun SOHO is at the west side of the site and Sanlitun Village is at Northwest. TIENSTIENS is a French dessert shop and the roof of it and surrounding buildings are used as a bar during night.
▼ 建筑外观，external view of the building
场地面积 59.5 m²，内有两棵胸径为 45cm 的加拿大杨树，并且其中一 棵在 2.5m 高处一次分叉，斜向从场地内伸出到场地外。场地周围也分布着多棵加杨，它们与建筑成相邻或穿插的紧密关系。在场地之外，甲方租用场地北部香港餐厅的屋顶平台作为室外堂食空间使用，面积 189.5 m²，6 棵加杨穿透香港餐厅屋面存在于其上。
The site is only 59.5 sq.m. One of the special features of the site is there are two poplars inside of it. They both have strong trunks of which the diameter are around 45 cm. One of those two trees has a big branch separate from the main trunk at the level of 2.5m. In the meantime, more than ten other poplars are scatter around. The client also rent the roof top of the HK restaurant beside the site as a outdoor terrace which is 189 sq.m. and has 6 poplars stick out from the roof.
As a dessert shop, the first level has the functions of showing, selling and kitchen. Upper floors are dining area. Roof top is outdoor space which could also be used as dinging space or rest terrace. The main question of this design is how to lead customers to experience the space.
As a solution, the design separate the second floor into three different height. By using light steel structure and big area of translucent glass, these small platforms seem floating in the air and make it very easy for customers to feel the spirally space sequence. By this way, the design provide various kinds of contact among people, also, people and trees.
The design separate the second floor into three different height. By using light steel structure and big area of translucent glass, these small platforms seem floating in the air and make it very easy for customers to feel the spirally space sequence.
The building splits into platforms on different heights because of those two big trees. Spaces of different scale provide people with various kinds of contact with the trees. Stair goes up spirally until being leaves and branches.
interior dining area, glass walls creating a transparent space
Project title: TIENSTIENS
Client: TIENSTIENS limites
Location: Beijing, Sanlitun
Program: French dessert, coffee, bar, kitchen
Architect: HUA Li / TAO (Trace Architecture Office)
Design team: HUA Li, Zhang Feng, Li Ruoxing, Liu Peiyi, Wu Hao
Floor area: 136 sq. m.
Structural system: steel structure