The two-floor PLAYFIELD, including a first-floor cocktail bar plus a second-floor tattoo studio, was rebuilt out of a two-floor clothing shop with a usable area of 60 square meters by the PLAYFIELD team.
When people think of a playfield, it’s very natural for them to picture a red track&field. As a result, the stainless steel gate with the track-like pattern on it will certainly impress the passers-by a lot with the visually related brandname.
Everyone has his or her own recall of a playfield. It may be the grandstand steps on which you shared a live music with pals and besties, a small flowerbed where you dated your first love, a stairway for you to bump into your crush, or even an archway which sheltered you and strangers from a heavy pour. And all these golden memories happen because of one whisper: ‘ See you in the playground.’
The main concept or purpose of this design is to bring you back to the past. With the glow of red aura, which represents the color of playground, plus some nostalgic scenes, we hope your own happy flashbacks will trace back to you once again.
Before the layout of the clothing store, the 4.5m high space was neatly divided into two level, with the largest use area and low ceiling high. After we cut some part floor of 2F to make entrance feel more comfortable. And wrap the materials on the basis of the original site. In order to make the space look more overall and straight, a large area of jointless material cement and red paint is used.
Out of curiosity, the first-floor drinkers will be intermittently drawn to the second-floor fast-beating machine noise by tattoo guns. As they go to explore the upstairs, the hidden washroom is inbuilt in the hallway, and the tattoo studio lies at the end of it in an open space. At the same time, the noise of drinkers is also welcome here, after all, a number of tattoo clients couldn’t have gotten a permanent gift without the help of some certain alcohol.
Design Firm: J.H Architecture Studio
Major Designer：Yang Rui
Year：January of 2020
Location: No.42 Qianfeng lane, Ningbo