With the advances of technology and urbanization, communications and access to information become increasingly convenient. However, a deeper gap occurs in interpersonal communication. Besides, traditional family values also decline.
Due to the impact of the worldwide pandemic in early 2020, people begin to think about relations between individuals and the family. As the chief curator, Ronger Kane, joined by four outstanding designers with innovative thinking, discussed diverse possibilities of home. Through the tangible carrier of houses, they constructed a multiple-scenario space about home,attempting to inspire people to explore homes suitable for their lifestyles.
▲平面布置图 Layout Plan
01 INSPIRATIONS 启发
Ronger Kane, the chief curator, defined this exhibition space as the testing ground for future home life. To bring inspirations to viewers, the exhibition space was named Home Lab-Home for Inspirations.
02 PURE WHITE 纯白
A 398-m² architecture in pure white and a simplest style, leaves unlimited fancies for viewers. In the spatial aesthetics of pureness and tranquility, visitors are encouraged to restore the actual homes in their hearts.
As darkness and brightness mingle, light dances with shadows. An enchanting score sounds to interpret countless forms of homes.
03 MAIN THEME 主旋律
Undeniably, traditions exist in the context of modernity. Discussing traditions while neglecting the real world’s issues only leads to complacency and conservativism.
Although spatial relations are based on understanding the traditional architecture system, they abandoned all decorative symbols, leaving people to capture in the pure white and simplest space the concepts of ancient Chinese courtyards proposed by Ronger Kane and elements paying tribute to Le Corbusier. The ideas proposed by him reminded visual art designer Xuechuan Zhang of Mondrian’s paintings and the theory of five elements in modern architecture. Thus Mr. Zhang took a group of Home Lab’s quadrangular courtyard layout (two horizontal and two vertical lines) as references for composition. Then he overlapped multiple layers to express the stereoscopic structure of modern architecture,as well as define and decorate the space.
Xuechuan Zhang constructed homes on the little cosmos based on the master’s philosophical views.
04 INTRIGUING 引人入胜
The layout of the overall exhibition hall coincides with that of traditional two-entry courtyards. The fa?ade processing can be regarded as a tribute to classical modern architecture. The entrance is designed on the side. Walking past the ritually narrow, long, and see-through passage, we will enter the inner courtyard. The inner courtyard is surrounded by four independent spaces, allowing viewers to experience not only the garden atmosphere with oriental qualities, but also the intriguing feel of returning home.
A large pivot door is installed at the back entrance to create a sense of mysteriousness, and attract viewers to enter for explorations.
05 A WORLD of ITS OWN 别有洞天
It is believed that memories about courtyards are unerasable complexes in many Chinese people’s yearnings for home. A small square courtyard is dotted with flowers and grass to brighten up the owner’s spirit. Thus it becomes the site for communication between humans and nature.
As two important elements of traditional Chinese architecture, courtyards and patios are not only nodes critical for natural lighting and ventilation, but also serve as links between each functional zone. Meanwhile, starting, undertaking, turning, and closing are combined to control the overall space’s rhythm and mutual relations. Also, they reflect the essence of traditional Chinese space, as was understood by Ronger Kane.
06 EVEN BETTER 渐入佳境
Four independent spaces that surround the inner courtyard are respectively exhibited by Peihe Xie, Disheng Xie, Minwen Wu & Jianxun Yang, and Baolong Li, four outstanding innovative designers. Aside from theoretical discussions and practical trials, they also conducted conceptual experiments, wishing to express their thoughts on the future living space. The presentation and application of diverse materials are perfectly consistent with the overall theme： Home Lab.
▲吴敏文&阳建勋：园里墙外 Minwen Wu & Jianxun Yang：Inside the Courtyard and Outside the Wall.
▲李宝龙：花园之家 Baolong Li： Home of Garden
▲谢迪生：时寸有“感” Disheng Xie： Feelings About Time and Space
▲谢培河：镜像游离 Peihe Xie： Dissociation of Mirror Images
07 WONDERING 言近旨远
All of these. Are based on thoughts concerning home in the current cognition system. Mr. Ronger Kane hoped that it would inspire people to explore homes suitable to their lifestyles and think about how to establish human-residence relations for the future.
“The home should display art in construction and life rather than accentuate or show off designs. The so-called design should be natural and blended with space and life. What matters most are not “designs” but attitudes towards life.”
——By Ronger Kane
Project name：HOME LAB
Project location：Shenzhen, Guangdong
Completion time：March 2021
Chief Designer：Ronger Kane, Rongor Design
Rongor Design Team：Kaiyi Chen, Jinglun Zhang, Qiyin Tan, Hao Chen
Section Design：Super Normal – Minwen Wu & Jianxun Yang, Bloom Design – Baolong Li, Disheng Design – Disheng Xie, AD Architecture – Peihe Xie
Organizer：Shenzhen Interior Architectural Design Industry Association, Galaxy Third Space, Shenzhen Fashion Home Design Week
Co-hosted：D&H Environmental Design, Yu Qiang Interior Design, Rongor Design, Bloom Design, Disheng Design, Super Normal Interior Design, AD Architectural Design
Supporting brands：AXOR, Hansgrohe, Duravit, Faz Water Purification, Swiss Geberit, Teyi Hardware, Wifa Custom, Aster, Miele, Yumei Gallery, Pano Flooring, Ginasi Paint
Visual Design：Xuechuan Zhang – Graycool
Project Photography：Xinran Zhou
Lighting Support：Shike Lighting