HUI Whisky & Cocktail Bar is located at the bottom of Building 17, Anaya Phas e 6, Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, and is close to the Park Road and the Dune Art Museum. When I first made contact with Party A, she said to me： “I love to drink, and I hope here is a space for everyone, and I hope it is a whisky bar with different feelings.” Later, I learned that Party A hopes here to be a relaxed and free place, but also a place full of perception and contradictions. Moreover, here is a place for the exchange of wine culture.
[Space Field]——Every updated site is a renewed life
When we first came to the site, we found that the arched doors and windows are different from the surrounding buildings. They are independent and unique. In the blank condition, there is no obvious boundary between indoor and outdoor, and the space sense is very smooth. After entering the interior, the space is obviously divided into two parts of the same size, and the overall space have obvious axis and symmetry, so we hope to start with its original characteristics and retain these original feelings. We continue the state of outdoor space to the indoor space, make its indoor have the same atmosphere as the outdoor, so that we can fade out the sense of difference of indoor and outdoor.
▲现状图 Current Status
On the building facade, we maintained the original arch elements, and applied the arch to the interior. The facade has a characteristic of balance and particularity, the entrance arch marks the orientation and importance, and it also lies on the symmetry axis of space. One of the arched window is the interactive area of the bar and outdoor guests, while the other one is relatively quiet, framed in the private room. From the perception of overall proportion, we put the height of the three arches above the original opening. The arch of the entrance is of fine and high proportion, which is different from the area of the window. And the arch of the window is made of two layers of Changhong glass within the inside and outside, so that its expression during the day and night is different.
[From feelings to the space, from the space to material]——bottom-up thinking and top-down thinking .
We have discussed many times about the whiskey wine understanding, through communicating with Party A to understand the inner thoughts and consensus, and what a place and feeling we all want each other in the future, we sum up four key words： precipitation, tranquility, aftertaste, and illusion. From these points, we incorporate our feelings into the space, then conditions of rough, simplicity, reflection and contrast appear. Therefore, the ground is selected of blue brick and cement self-flow flat, extending from the outdoor to the indoor. The blue brick floor which is located in the center of the space axis is faintly expressed. The bar desk applies the blue brick as the main body, while Micro cement and muscle paint are used for walls, so that the rough material presents an outdoor texture. At the same time, we also used mirror stainless steel indoor, in order to express the reflection and distortion of the space scene. Formed a completely different contrast with the blue brick and other rough materials, broaden the tension and feeling of different texture.
[Function and Sequence]——public and private, unity and comparison of indoor and outdoor
The original space is divided into open and narrow parts, so we divide the space into the public space with hall / square and half private public rooms. In order to make the space boundary clearer and stronger sequence sense, we built two discontinuous wall. New walls are all built with mirror stainless steel, while the original wall is covered with texture paint, so that we can obviously distinguish the old and the new. In the hall, we discussed several ways of the bar from the perspective of space maximization, the original space sequence and operation. Finally, we chose to set the bar on one side to show respect for the original space attributes.
[Thread and texture]
The whole design implies five linear threads and different textures. These clues are in the same direction of the space, and together form a sense of speed. These clues are the floor——brick of the hall, long bar — brick and rock slabs, wine frame——teak, strip lamp——metal, top device——mirror stainless steel, wine rack. Bar shelves and long lights carry functionality. Blue brick floor has meaning of implication and guidance, introducing outdoor materials into the indoor, and it also emphasizes the spatial axis. The top unit hides some pipelines in them. The linear light belt is also set up, so that the arc-shaped device reflects and distorts the picture, filling the space with more drama.
▲室内分析图 Interior Anlysis
Project Name：HUI Whisky & Cocktail Bar
Project Address：Building 17, Annaya Phase 6, Nandaihe, Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province
Architect’s Firm：Zen-In Architects
Leader Designer：Yu Liu, Shengzhe Shen
Designer Team：Xueyuan Meng、Chaofan Zhang、Huimin Xiao
Material：Bricks、Concrete self leveling、Teak、Mirror stainless steel