The third project that we cooperated with JOY BOX located in Xi’an W Hotel sunken square, and it just started its business recently. We aimed at blending in some local elements into this project while keep the brand’s own characteristic at the same time.
- Tailor a new suit for the BOX
We extended the concise and lively brand style of JOY BOX in this project. The symbolic black and white stereoscopic light boxes were used, but we decided to make some changes basing on the city scape of Xi’an.
The Bell Tower together with the Drum Tower is the landmark of Xi’an. The multiple eaves as well as the shining green glazed tiles left us a deep impression. We used the space concept of cascade as a substitute for multiple eaves, and the green marble we used acted as the symbol of green glaze. The space would echo with the Xi’an city.
Seeking elements from city itself
- Reinforce weaknesses
The original space of the project was narrow and slender thus the display part was limited and what’s worse, there is a grade beam lying at the entrance, which makes the space more cramped. But the spatial experience is multidimensional, we can use other part’s strong points to reinforce weaknesses.
With the designing of varieties of seats forms, the problems could be solved.
The cascade light box placed at the entrance attracted and conducted the customers. The visual tension is strengthened according to the comparison between the exquisite green marble and bass chandelier and the rough concrete wall.
Simple in ichnography and rich in three-dimension
The JOY BOX is dressed in the style of Xi’an. We wanted to prove that different feelings can be expressed through the changing of different material used on geometry blocks which formed the space. The last but not the least, we believed that the order and logic are the core of space.
材料：混凝土 不锈钢 大理石 黄铜
Design agency: Pure’s Design
Space designer: Tianyu Xiong, Xiaokai Zhang
Design Implementation: Hongda Lu
Editor: Chengcheng Feng
Project location: W hotel sunken plaza, east qujiangchi road
Project area: 90 m²
Time of completion:2019.1
Photographer: Xiaokai Zhang
Material: concrete, stainless steel, marble, brass