Fictional archaeology, Project what we see now into the future, Imagine an archaeological site a thousand years later, Think about the past, the present and the future.
People sometimes feel helpless because of the passage of time. When they do things , they feel helpless because of the lack of strength or conditions. Every minute of it flows away silently and can’t be captured and controlled. Therefore , people are always keen to express their special complex about the continuous passage of time for various forms . This project was located in Works Stadium , Chaoyang District, Beijing . The owners are two Japanese fashion designers studying abroad. They have lived in Japan for a long time. So they are influenced by the local culture, they are back to China and start to develop their industry and found DPD. They hope to be a unique buyer’s shop and interpret it in the space with their own design beliefs.
An American artist of Daniel Arsham, his good at reproducing the eternal moments of the past, the present and the future, so that solid and stable buildings can interpret the world shaped by time. Looking for a time point existing in reality — A world of ruins that is acceptable to all, but with some abnormality.
The designer’s inspiration is coming from an American artist of Daniel Arsham，also they are influenced by Arsham’s ancient style. They are keeping original architectural effect on the design, they also create a cracked wall, While expressing the archaeological space in the space, it regards one wall as a barrier, and the mottled wall is torn by a kind of traction force. When the wall connecting the ceiling and the floor cracks, the debris collapses, another different world will display in slowly in orderly, as like this is a cracked world of ruins, it also the intersection point between space to space.
The whole space is torn apart by an invisible traction force. When the walls are torn up and down, a dimensional space is formed in the middle, which is a special multi-dimensional space. Designers hope that this space is full of a sense of power. It is because of the existence of power that the dimension can be formed and the concept of dimension can be permeated through the space.
▲运用各种简约的线条方式，把空间的所有事物都串联起来Use a variety of simple lines to connect all things in space
The design of the whole space is based on a variety of on-the-spot investigations and analysis, and finally combined with the creative ideas. Designers extract to design inspiration to commodities and use deconstruction in different areas of space. The design tonality of the space is around dark, trendy, cool, texture and pure, and also combination of black, gray, white and wood are applied to the space.
▲镜面与斑驳的墙相结合，仿佛裂开的时空隧道，空间与空间之间的交接The combination of the mirror and the broken wall is like a split space-time tunnel and the connection between space to space
▲宽敞的落地玻璃，很好地将室外的美景引入室内，使得内外空间充分交融，让每一格橱窗都像独一无二的艺术场景The spacious floor glass well introduces the outdoor beauty of the interior, making the internal and external space, fully blend, making each window look like a unique art scene
Explore The Future In Space-Time
Archaeology has always been a kind of deterministic science, through which we can determine which event happened at which time point. In this way, the story of the future is shaped, that is to say, the objects we have now may also become a kind of fictional archaeological facts in the future. By doing so, we not only blur our understanding of the time when objects are created, but also blur the time we are in as viewers. Have we moved forward into the future?
The whole space is ” Out of Place ” with the surrounding environment. They are like ruins, but they are so different. It is spiritually independent, firm and silent. The walls of mottled texture split symmetrically from top to bottom. Although they are separated, they form a corresponding relationship. People can peep at everything in the cracks, as if they can see the future world from the cracks . At the same time, it is also in response to the design to show the owners and corresponding consumer groups, they all have a unique aesthetic, unique vision, and a different point of view of the world.
▲在裂开的时空中，人们展开了考古探索和挖掘In the split space-time people have carried out archaeological exploration and excavation
▲时空中虚实结合，混沌而有序Deficiency and excess combine together in the space-time, chaos, but in orderly
The designer carries out in-depth research on the brand and consumer groups of the
project , and has a special idea of arranging the flow of people . The first floor mainly displays famous fashion brands such as YAMAMOTO . We use the method of the circular design is adopted to form the effect of the small meeting living room , the fashion display area as a mainly area all around the room , and also we can see the fitting area is in the middle , therefore , the consumers can make a conversation with each other to exchange some experience of fashion , at the same time here also is a selfie area etc . Thus , the space to forming a scene of high fashion selected section .
The second floor is set at the brand studio of two owners. As a space for experimental clothing research and creation, they can make full use of their creation here, and pieces of fashion like art will be born here.
▲二楼整个空间同样呼应着一楼的环形方式，在提供创作空间的同时，促进自身品牌的销售The whole space on the second floor also echoes the circular pattern of the first floor, which not only provides creative space, but also promotes the sales of its own brand
▲服装设计师可以在灵感创作区尽情发挥灵感创意Fashion designer can give full play to their inspiration and creativity in this creation area
Run Into Now And The Past
Designers are very caring about the relationship and dialogue between time and space , in the space we can see many different technique of the material and skill of the design , they are not only expressing the exploration of space , more looks like we are forward to the unknown future we guess for it , and also imagine the exist substance . The log , cement , metal and cave stone will become the old fashion stuff in the media . They are not only nostalgic , they also wander between the past and the future.
The whole space is unified with mottled texture to art coating into the wall and the materials of design, and the ground in order to maintain the original cement texture effect
More and more contemporary artists and designers begin to like the aesthetics of ruins, which expresses the beauty full of years by means of ruins; even if the appearance is mottled or faded, it cannot be stopped by a kind of shocking beauty. In the early years, DPD began to study the aesthetics of ruins and modernism and put them into practice in different fields, also combining with the elements of some artists, using natural and simple materials to create a unique space, let people understand the modern texture and the classical and simplicity of beauty again.
项目地址：中国 · 北京工体
PROJECT NAME：Niche Shop of CEDRUS in Beijing
PROJECT CATEGORY：Space Design, Decoration Design, Lighting Design
PROJECT LOCATED：Works Stadium, Beijing, China
DESIGN TIME：November 2019
COMPLETION TIME：August 2020
DESIGN MASTER CONTROL：Michael Lam
DESIGN TEAM：Win Cai
PROJECT MANAGER：Kenny Zheng
CONSTRUCTION TEAM：Seven Mok
ART DECORATION TEAM：Yan Leung，Simin Mok
MAIN MATERIAL：Micro Cement, Acrylic, Frosted Metal, Black Hole Stone
DECORATION’S BRAND：CC-Tapis, Arper, 9Viia, Flos Lighting Tool, Art Works of Daniel Arsham
ARTICLE WRITER：Miu Gong
PHOTOGRAPHIC & VIDEO：Zhaoliang Tan, Miu Gong
SPECIAL THANKS：CEDRUS Founder Team Kun, Yuki