Hengshan square was built in the 1930s and 1940s. It is located to the east of Tianping road and to the north of Hengshan Road, including 11 independent garden houses and two rows of new style lane houses. The architecture in this area is typical representative of Shanghai-style residential buildings, bearing historical memory and reflecting the cultural diversity of the city.
VISION coffee is located in building 2 of this complex. It’s a three-story house. The Hengshan road is on the front with heavy traffic and lush and tall French Platanus. On the other side, it is adjacent to Xujiahui Park. In the summer evening, manywell-dressed uncles and aunts sit on stone benches and chat. Children chase and play with color bubbles.
The design concept comes from the street park. The bench made of yoga bricks is similar to the stone bench in the park; people can stand, sit around, or sit opposite in this open space. Through seat setting, it can eliminate the sense of distance between people and make it easier to chat or be alone; the window design in a large area ensures the full integration of the outdoor environment.
Part of the original wall is exposed in the basic space, and futuristic alumina is used for the large long table in the middle and the operating table, creating an artistic atmosphere of roughness and fine.
In summer afternoon, cicadas are singing in the trees. Sunlight fells on the ground through the plane trees outside the window, and the shadows sparkle like stars. It’s the best time of the day.
Project Name：VISION coffee
ProjectLocation：Building 2, Hengshan Square, No. 890 of Hengshan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Design team：Wang Zhifeng 、Fan Jin、Xie Jiaxiu
Material list：wood floor, alumina facing,yoga bricks